On PR Newswire: Where Americans are Moving; Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments; Consumers are Holiday Shopping Early
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:
Is Home Where the Heart Is? Mayflower Reveals Where Americans Are Moving – And How Location Shapes Our Identities
There’s no place like home – but how do you find “home” after relocating? In new customer data and survey findings, Mayflower reveals how Americans are defining their identities in new places amid the great reshuffling across the nation.
Mayflower shared the results of its new “Finding Home” data, indicating the top states and cities Americans moved to throughout the past two years. The data showed that, among locations where Mayflower supported 800 or more total moves, Idaho experienced a higher percentage of inbound moves than any other state from July 2019 to July 2021. In addition, Sarasota, Fla., saw a higher percentage of inbound migration compared to any other major metropolitan area during the same timeframe.
Hallmark officially kicks off the 2021 holiday season with the debut of more than 150 new ornament releases during the annual Keepsake Ornament Debut event from Oct. 16-24 at Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide and online at Hallmark.com. The annual event is a chance for consumers to come together, get inspired, and begin celebrating the magic of Christmas through carefully artist-crafted Keepsake Ornaments from the all-new 2021 collection.
The entire 2021 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament line includes nearly 500 ornaments to help bring people closer together to celebrate the season, capture memories, and turn the Christmas tree into a beloved holiday experience the whole family will enjoy.
As if a pandemic weren’t enough, a new Oracle Retail consumer research study shows that shoppers are worried that supply chain and delivery delays will wreak havoc on the holidays. In response, 52% of Americans have already started holiday shopping or plan to shop earlier than usual. Of the respondents, 20% plan to order more gifts in case some are delayed or canceled, with that number jumping to 44% for Millennials. Others are taking an easier path, with 34% of people (especially Baby Boomers at 58%) noting they will buy more gift cards this year.
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, today (Oct. 20) unveiled the 2021-2022 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. The new list evaluates the country’s 150 most populous metropolitan areas based on how well they meet Americans’ expectations for retirement, with measures including housing affordability, health care, and overall happiness.
“After over a year of staying at home, many people are dreaming about a Florida beach retirement. Florida dominates this year’s ranking of the Best Places to Retire, taking eight of the top 10 spots on the list,” said Emily Brandon, U.S. News senior editor for retirement.
United Plans Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History, Including 10 New Flights and Five New Destinations Debuting Summer 2022
United today (Oct. 14) announced the largest transatlantic expansion in its history, including 10 new flights and five new, vogue destinations – Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. All of the new routes – which are set to begin in Spring 2022 – are not served by any other North American carrier. Additionally, next year, United will add new flights to five popular European destinations: Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Munich, and Rome. Lastly, United will launch seven routes that were interrupted due to the pandemic to Bangalore, Frankfurt, Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Nice, and Zurich. Flights are subject to government approval.
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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.