On PR Newswire: Pepsi Drops Marshmallow Cola, Splurging and Saving Habits During the Pandemic

With thousands of news 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 top press releases on PR Newswire you don’t want to miss:

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Pepsi Drops Limited-Edition Pepsi x Peeps Marshmallow Cola for Spring

Blossoming flowers, warmer temperatures, and the awakening of … your taste buds!? Pepsi is making the start to spring more exciting this year with a new, one-of-a-kind collaboration with the Peeps brand. Today (March 25), the two iconic brands are excited to introduce Pepsi X Peeps. The delicious new beverage combines the crisp, refreshing taste of Pepsi cola with the pillowy-soft and sweet Peeps Marshmallow flavor consumers love. The instantly recognizable Peeps-inspired design on 7.5-ounce Pepsi mini-cans in bright yellow, pink, and blue colorways makes Pepsi X Peeps the ideal accessory and thirst quencher for springtime.


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Pelotons and Penny-Pinching: How COVID-19 Pulled U.S. Consumers Toward New Extremes of Splurging and Saving

The end of the pandemic is finally in sight. One of its lasting legacies may be pulling American consumers toward new and seemingly contradictory directions of behavior. A new report from The Conference Board maps the convergence — and divergence — of three key trends. First, a year of shutdowns and job losses has sparked a renewed focus on frugality, with many consumers switching to value-priced products, services, and brands. Yet even as this economic anxiety fueled vices like drinking, gambling, and overeating, COVID-19 also spurred a segment of Americans to spend more on health, wellness, and self-care — including pricey connected exercise bikes.


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U.S. Postal Service Announces Changes to Delivery Time for Priority Mail Express, and Seeks to Transfer Bound Printed Matter Parcels to the Competitive Product List

The U.S. Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) on March 26 seeking to transfer Bound Printed Matter (BPM) Parcels to the Competitive Product list and simplifying the delivery time for Priority Mail Express (PME). The changes to PME will take effect no earlier than May 23. The BPM Parcel change will take effect on a date yet to be determined. It is subject to approval by the PRC.


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Thomas’ Celebrates National English Muffin Day with Split Decisions Contest and Launch of Limited Edition Cinnamon Bun English Muffins

It’s one of life’s toughest decisions: sweet or savory? This National English Muffin Day, Thomas’ is encouraging fans to have it all! April 23 marks the annual observance dedicated to celebrating the Nooks & Crannies perfection of Thomas’ English Muffins that transformed American breakfast tables more than 140 years ago. To honor this beloved icon, the folks at Thomas’ are toasting up the tastiest contest breakfast has ever seen with the opportunity for one fan to win the contest grand prize of $10,000.


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New Poll Reveals Parents’ Perspectives on Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic

A national poll released on March 25 reveals parents’ perspectives on learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and their greatest concerns for their children. The poll surveyed parents and guardians with children in grades K-12 in public schools. It was conducted by Edge Research and commissioned by National PTA and Learning Heroes. The findings build on results released in February on parents’ views on end-of-year state assessments during the pandemic.

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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.

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