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:
Huntington’s 13th Annual Backpack Index Spotlights the Role of Technology in Rising Back-to-School Costs
The 13th annual Huntington Backpack Index, a barometer for household spending on school supplies and related fees, reports a significant increase in costs for American families with children attending elementary, middle, and high school. Developed in collaboration with Communities In Schools, a national nonprofit supporting at-risk students in K-12 public schools, the 2019 Huntington Backpack Index features an updated methodology reflecting the increased reliance on connected devices for completing school work.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced four exclusive journeys available for guests jetting off in 2021 on its new custom-built aircraft. Featuring two newly crafted itineraries, the Four Seasons Private Jet will touch down for the first time in Angkor Wat, Mexico City, Easter Island, and Athens, among an enviable list of locales.
This August, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel & Resort, is opening for a limited time in Palm Springs, Calif. And for the first time, Taco Bell is giving a sneak peek into the immersive experience including exclusive menus, fashion collabs, and poolside entertainment.
Hallmark is continuing to give people even more ways to emotionally connect with others through four brand new multicultural card lines celebrating Chinese, Indian, African American, and Latino cultures. Hallmark’s four newest collections – Eight Bamboo, Golden Thread, Uplifted, and Love Ya Mucho – are now available where Hallmark cards are sold and on Hallmark.com.
Hillenbrand Inc. and Milacron Holdings Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hillenbrand will acquire Milacron in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $2 billion, including net debt of approximately $686 million as of March 31, 2019.
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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.