Food, Dating & Banking in 2022 | This Week on PR Newswire
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:
Kroger Co. today (Jan. 18) announced its 2022 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead. This fourth-annual report centers on the continued dominance of at-home meals, powered by convenience, affordability, social gatherings, and the desire for sustainable and nutrient-rich food items.
“Last year, even as many Americans returned to work and eased back into social gatherings, it became apparent that new habits were formed in 2020 and that they are here to stay – including cooking more at home. Customers are enjoying the convenience, affordability and just plain fun that comes from preparing meals at home,” said Stuart Aitken, Kroger’s senior vice president, chief merchant and marketing officer. “As at home meals remain a staple, Kroger is proud to provide customers with fresh food options that meet them where they are in the kitchen – whether that’s a fresh heat-and-eat meal on a busy school night or a four-course recreation from your favorite restaurant you’ve missed.”
In other food news this week, M&M’S announced a new look and feel for the brand as part of its commitment to inclusivity.
Dating.com, the Global Dating App to Find Love without Boundaries, Reveals How Singles All Over the World Are Building Relationships in 2022
Love is a universal language, and singles all over the world are more eager than ever to see what’s out there. The ongoing pandemic, rise in remote work and resulting burnout have caused many people to rethink their life choices – especially dating and relationships, according to insights from Dating.com. The boundary-less options that remote work offers have made people more open to exploring the world, expanding their dating pool, and even traveling great distances to meet their soul mate. Dating.com, part of the Dating Group – the company behind over 30 online dating sites, with offices and dating experts in seven countries – today released new data from its latest survey on the top international dating trends in 2022.
Blood Markers of Brain Cell Damage Higher Over Short Term in COVID-19 Patients than in Alzheimer’s Patients
Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 had higher levels over the short term of blood proteins known to rise with neurological damage than non-COVID-19 patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds.
Importantly, the current report, published online Jan. 13 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, was conducted over two months early in the pandemic (March-May 2020). Any determination of whether patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk for future Alzheimer’s disease, or instead recover over time, must await the outcomes of long-term studies.
Read the latest press releases related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CEO Optimism Hits 10-Year High – Three-Quarters Expect a Stronger Global Economy in 2022: PwC Global CEO Survey
CEOs continued to face pressure generated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and market conditions such as rising inflation, supply chain disruptions and the “Great Resignation” in parts of the world. Despite the array of shifting headwinds, the CEOs that PwC surveyed are the most optimistic they have been in 10 years about the prospects for a stronger economy in the coming year. More than three-quarters of CEOs (77%) predict the global economy will improve, while only 15% expect worsening conditions.
CEO optimism for 2022 is a tick higher than the 76% optimism level from a year ago and fully 54 points higher than 2020, when more than half (53%) of CEOs predicted a declining economy. These are findings from PwC’s 25th Annual Global CEO Survey, which polled 4,446 CEOs in 89 countries and territories between October and November 2021.
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To provide as much information as possible to its growing audience of over 7 million, GOBankingRates is thrilled to share the best banks and credit unions of 2022. “For Best Banks 2022, GOBankingRates looked at the largest 100 banks in terms of total assets, the top 50 largest credit unions in terms of total assets, and online banks with over $1 billion in total assets all pulled from FDIC data and NCUA data,” said Andrew Murray, content data researcher at GOBankingRates. “This led us to analyze 179 financial institutions across 9 categories with 6,996 individual data points across 65 scoring factors.”
Also from GOBankingRates: The first season of its Live Richer podcast will feature successful, high-profile personalities sharing their inspirational money stories.
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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.