Lists of Top Vacation Homes, Most Reputable Brands, Drinking Trends and Fortune 500 | 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:

Vrbo Vacation Home in Big Sky, Montana

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Vrbo Reveals the 2022 U.S. Vacation Homes of the Year

Today (May 20), Vrbo revealed its first-ever list of Vacation Homes of the Year to recognize 10 best-in-class vacation homes across the U.S. The stunning private vacation homes range from the sunny beaches of Florida to the mountains of Montana and are ideal places for families and friends to stay together.

The 2022 Vacation Homes of Year are all located in popular vacation destinations and met the required selection criteria, including a combination of 5-star ratings, guest reviews, number of bookings, Premier Host status, and family-friendly amenities available.

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Annual Drizly Consumer Trend Report Finds Americans Thirstier for Tequila, Cocktails in Cans and Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Drizly, an Uber company and leading alcohol e-commerce and on-demand delivery platform, today (May 19) released its fourth annual Consumer Trend Report. The report’s findings uncover what Americans are poised to drink this summer and throughout 2022, generational preferences and differences when it comes to alcohol, and how long we can expect recent phenomena, like the rise in home bartending, to last.

2022 FORTUNE 500

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FORTUNE Announces 2022 FORTUNE 500 List

Today (May 23), FORTUNE announced the 68th FORTUNE 500, its annual list of the largest corporations in the United States, ranked by revenue for the 2021 fiscal year. The revenue threshold for the 2022 FORTUNE 500 list was $6.4 billion, up 19% from last year. In total, FORTUNE 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $16.1 trillion in revenues (up 17%), $1.84 trillion in profits (up 114%), $37 trillion in market value (up 13%), and employ 29.7 million people worldwide. 44 companies on the 2022 FORTUNE 500 are led by women CEOs—an all-time high.

The top 10 companies on the 2022 FORTUNE 500 List:

  1. Walmart
  3. Apple
  4. CVS Health
  5. UnitedHealth Group
  6. Exxon Mobil
  7. Berkshire Hathaway
  8. Alphabet
  9. McKesson
  10. AmerisourceBergen
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Economic Growth to Continue Through 2022

The U.S. economy will continue to expand for the rest of 2022, say the nation’s purchasing and supply executives in the Spring 2022 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations for the remainder for 2022 are similar to those expressed in December 2021, despite continued inflation and geopolitical unrest. These projections are part of the forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Business Survey Committees. The forecast was presented today (May 24) by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, and Anthony S. Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CFPM, chair of the ISM Services Business Survey Committee.

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Trader Joe’s, HEB Grocery, Patagonia, Hershey, Wegmans Top Axios-Harris Poll 100 With the Best Reputations

Grocery stores are riding reputational highs two years after the start of COVID-19, with regional chains, in particular, being recognized for weathering the supply-chain storm. At the same time, the pandemic-era halos many industries enjoyed are beginning to normalize. Those are among the insights of the Axios-Harris Poll 100, an annual ranking of the reputations of the most visible U.S. companies.

Social media platforms and companies with missteps on social issues are the ones with the poorest reputations or that suffered the steepest declines. This year, The Trump Organization,, Twitter, Facebook and Fox Corporation are at the bottom of the 23rd annual list, with poor reputations.

Cision 2022 Global State of the Media Report

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Study Finds Top Challenges Journalists Face Include Combating Fake News, Filing Stories at a Faster Rate and Attracting New Audiences

While access to high-quality journalism and credible reporting have never been more prevalent, the media’s role has never been more challenging as they face mounting pressure to increase output, produce compelling content that stands out in a 24-hour news cycle, and drive engagement.

Cision, a comprehensive communications platform helping public relations and marketing professionals around the world understand, influence and amplify their stories, released its annual State of the Media report with responses from more than 3,800 journalists from 17 global markets to understand key challenges faced in a marketplace that is rapidly evolving, and how public relations can support first-rate and trustworthy reporting.

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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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