Health and Wellness

Wellness

Canada's Very Good Food Co. Looks to Muscle Into U.S. Meat Alternatives Market

Beyond traditional veggie burgers and sausages, Very Good offers less widely found plant-based fare such as jackfruit steaks and adzuki bean pepperoni sticks.

Retailers

Whole Foods Market Tackles Mental Health

The retailer has teamed with the Headspace meditation app to create mood-brightening content focused on mindful shopping, eating and cooking.

In celebration of Whole Foods Market’s Beauty Week, the Austin, Texas-based grocer’s Trends Council has unveiled its annual list of the top five clean beauty trends for the year.

Global market for these high-fat, low-carb foods is expected to reach $14.75 billion by 2027.

PepsiCo and Beyond Meat's new joint venture will develop plant-based food and beverage products targeting health- and sustainability-conscious consumers.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have announced the recipients of a first round of grants supporting racial equity initiatives across the U.S. Meanwhile, the Kroger Foundation picks four beneficiaries for its "Build It Together" initiative.

To bolster supply and address the 300% increase in demand it saw across its stores for fitness equipment, the Midwest retailer embarked on a local partnership to manufacture hand weights for its Meijer Active brand.

Called Healthie, the new service from the Midwest retailer offers free store tours, dietitian discovery sessions and monthly virtual classes. Other programs also available for a fee.

Natural Grocers aims to help customers keep their dietary resolutions this year with a four-week, virtual Keto Reset program.

With prior roles at Aetna and Pfizer, Cheryl Pegus is recognized as a leader in data-driven population health management.

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