Mobile office pods, radical beauty, luxury laundry.
–Fast Company introduces Loop, a new zero-waste platform that sells name-brand products in reusable containers.
–A solar-powered office on wheels is designed for “the flexible working needs of the modern nomad,” writes Dezeen.
–Unilever is growing their eco-friendly product line and moving into luxury laundry with their acquisition of boutique cleaning brand The Laundress, shares WWD.
–The booming wellness industry – which has spread across a wide range of sectors from beauty to real estate to travel – is growing twice as fast as the global economy, announces Well + Good.
–Facebook will be condensing its networks, integrating Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp into “one big messaging operation,” says Dazed.
–Equinox will open a gym exclusively for runners, following the cult popularity of their Precision Run treadmill class, reveals Bloomberg.
–The BBC explores how unrealistic expectations make it difficult to save for retirement and are leaving older generations unprepared.
–Uber has announced that it will add a public transit option to its app, repositioning the ride-sharing platform as “a one-stop shop for all modes of transportation,” shares The Verge. For more on Uber ecosystems, see trend #19 in The Future 100: 2019.