On PR Newswire: Thanksgiving Costs Down, Christmas Costs Up, Americans Become More Device-Dependent
With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
The PNC Christmas Price Index predicts True Loves will be on their merry way to a more robust and satisfying holiday shopping season this year. To purchase the gifts included in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” it will only cost 0.6% more than in 2016, according to the 34th annual holiday economic analysis by PNC Financial Services Group.
Deloitte: Americans Look at Their Smartphones More Than 12 Billion Times Daily, Even as Usage Habits Mature and Device Growth Plateaus
American consumers’ status as a device-dependent nation closes 2017 with strong momentum and some important firsts in terms of demographic and usage shifts according to Deloitte’s 2017 “Global Mobile Consumer Survey,” released Nov. 15. With nearly 264 million Americans using their mobile phones 12 billion times per day, in the aggregate, the mobile ecosystem remains one of the most important enablers of the way we live and work in 2017. This year, smartphone penetration reached 82% overall with ages 18-24 having the highest penetration at a staggering 93%.
Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy J. Piazza, issued the following statement on Nov. 13, accompanied by their attorney, Thomas R. Kline, of Kline & Specter PC. The statement, presented after today’s filings by the District Attorney of Centre County, Pennsylvania, follows:
On Nov. 13, Pepsi announced its partnership with the Yankees’ rising star Aaron Judge – a member of the newest Yankees generation – the “Baby Bombers.” Outfielder Aaron Judge will serve as the face of Pepsi, championing the spirit and excitement of baseball, both on and off the field. The partnership serves as a continuation of PepsiCo’s longstanding historic partnerships within the sport, as well as its commitment to bring baseball fans memorable experiences through its beverage portfolio.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87. The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – came in at a total of $22.38 this year. That’s roughly $1.40 per pound, a decrease of 2 cents per pound, or a total of 36 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2016.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.