On PR Newswire: Gerber Announces 2019 Spokesbaby, Pizza Hut and FedEx Collaborate on Autonomous Delivery, TripAdvisor Names Top U.S. Beaches
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:
Gerber Names Winner of Ninth Annual Photo Search
On Feb. 26, early childhood nutrition leader Gerber announced an adorable new addition to the Gerber family with the winner of its ninth annual photo search. Baby Kairi from Hickory, N.C. intrigued the judging panel with her delicate expression and the look of wonder in her eyes. Kairi was chosen as this year’s spokesbaby among a record-breaking 544,000 entries on Instagram. As the face of Gerber for the year, Kairi will be featured on Gerber’s social media channels, and her family will receive $50,000.
The Votes Are In: 49th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Awards ‘A Taste of Dublin’ as its Grand-Prize Winner
After reviewing thousands of tasty recipe entries, the representatives at Pillsbury recognized four category winners in the 49th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest and awarded the Grand Prize to Melissa Jollands of Hudsonville, Mich. for her delicious, pub-style Dublin Cheeseboard-Stuffed Appetizer Bread recipe and the cherished memories that inspired it.
Swarovski Illuminates 91st Oscars Stage With Never-Before-Seen Crystal Set Designs
Swarovski partnered with award-winning creative director and designer David Korins, best known for his work on the Broadway hits Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, to add dazzling embellishment to a selection of his set designs for the 91st Oscars. This year’s show marked Korins’ first time as production designer and Swarovski’s 12th time illuminating the Oscars stage. Key features of this year’s set design included the “Crystal Cloud,” a 1,600-pound cloud-shaped installation; the “Crystal Swag,” a 3-story high, 54-foot-wide ribbon-like formation; and two “Crystal Presenter Backings.”
Pizza Hut Joins Forces With FedEx to Test the Future of Pizza Delivery
As part of an ongoing effort to modernize and enhance the pizza delivery experience, Pizza Hut is collaborating with FedEx, specifically to explore the use of the FedEx SameDay Bot, a new autonomous delivery device aimed to revolutionize local delivery. When tested, the bot will serve as support to existing delivery staff in an effort to improve efficiency of the delivery process without compromising the quality of America’s favorite pizza.
TripAdvisor Digs Up America’s Best Beaches With 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards
TripAdvisor announced on Feb. 26 the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Beaches. For the second year in a row, Florida’s Clearwater Beach is named the number one beach in America. Of the 25 best beaches in the U.S., 40 percent are in Florida and almost 30 percent are in Hawaii. Award winners were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period.
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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.