On PR Newswire: July 4 Cookout Costs, New Gerber Spokesbaby, New Tech for Handwritten Hallmark Cards

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:

American Farm Bureau Federation July 4 Cookout Costs graphic

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July 4th Cookout Cost Stable Compared to Year Ago

U.S. consumers will pay just a few cents less for their favorite Independence Day cookout foods compared to last year, including cheeseburgers, pork chops, chicken breasts, homemade potato salad, pork & beans, strawberries, potato chips, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

Farm Bureau analysis reveals the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people remains affordable at $59.50, or less than $6 per person. The cost is up just 16 cents (less than 1%) from last year, but 8% higher compared to 2019.


Gerber 2021 Spokesbaby Zane Kahin

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Gerber Reveals 2021 Spokesbaby and First-Ever Chief Growing Officer

Today (June 28), early childhood nutrition leader Gerber announced the winner of its 11th annual Photo Search, who will serve as the 2021 Gerber Spokesbaby, as well as an important and adorable honorary role on Gerber’s executive committee as chief growing officer (CGO). Zane Kahin from Winter Park, Florida, captivated the judging panel with his cheerful attitude, infectious giggles, and playful smile that can light up any room.

As the latest Gerber Spokesbaby and first-ever CGO, Baby Zane represents every Gerber baby, and his family’s story of perseverance and hope serves as a reminder of what unites all parents and drives everyone at Gerber: the promise to do anything for baby.


ADP Change in Total Nonfarm Private Employment chart

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ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 692,000 Jobs in June

Private sector employment increased by 692,000 jobs from May to June, according to the June ADP National Employment Report. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally adjusted basis.


Photo of a woman using new Hallmark Sign & Send technology

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Hallmark Reinvents the Way to Send Greeting Cards with All-New Sign & Send Technology

Hallmark Cards Inc. is launching a new innovation that makes it easier than ever to send a physical Hallmark greeting card. Sign & Send, a new service now available on Hallmark.com, allows users to have their handwritten message printed on a real Hallmark card, that they can send straight from their phone and have delivered to a recipient’s mailing address, with Hallmark covering the cost of postage.


Whirlpool logo

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Whirlpool Brand Study Reveals American Families Claim to Wash More Than 2,000 Pounds of Laundry Per Year

It’s no secret that parents often find laundry falling to the bottom of their to-do list. It is a seemingly never-ending chore, and one that the family is often hesitant to help with. New research indicates that “mess stress” can become especially challenging during summer months. With home entertaining peaking while our minds shift to relaxation, parents want to find ways to keep their home cleaner – especially the laundry room. As a leader in home care, the Whirlpool brand is focused on helping families make the acts of cleaning, washing, and cooking easier, so they can get back to what really matters.


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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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