Office Germ Hotspots Revealed, Consumers Continue to Spend This Summer | This Week on PR Newswire
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As America ushers in the new era of hybrid and flexible working following the pandemic, Reckitt’s Lysol Pro Solutions, a science-led business-to-business offering, reveals the top 10 germiest surfaces in the workplace – including elevator buttons, refrigerator doors, and keyboards.
Over 50% of American workers are currently working from home more than four days each week, and a third of workers indicate a preference to be fully remote. If companies are to be successful in encouraging employees to come back to the office, whether hybrid or full-time, giving them the confidence that important hygiene protocols are in place to help protect from germs at work is critical.
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The Bank of America Institute published a new article today (Aug. 9) which shows consumer spending continued to increase in July but some consumers are feeling the effects of rising rents. Bank of America internal data suggest median rent payments increased by 7.4% year-over-year in July. That said, there are many reasons to remain positive about the steady resilience of U.S. consumers: lower gas prices provided some relief to consumers in July, and promotional events from retailers boosted spending on goods. Additionally, households’ deposit and savings balances remain elevated and consumers have not yet shown signs of increased borrowing.
Today (Aug. 8), HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams unveils its 2023 Color Collection of the Year and the distinguished 2023 Color of the Year, created in partnership by the design experts at HGTV and the paint company that professionals trust. The Vintage Homestead Color Collection is composed of shades filled with balance, hope and comfort.
Available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowes.com, the designer-inspired Color Collection of the Year includes 10 reviving and comfortable colors that are influenced by heritage and romance, crafting a look that is familiar in an individualistic way. Darkroom, the 2023 Color of the Year, is an alluring and classic shade for an eclectic yet modern look. Customers can use the palette to mix and match colors and designs from the past for a hopeful future and sense of belonging.
In other home news: Zillow’s AI-powered interactive home tours are now available nationwide.
Long before leaves start changing colors, the pumpkin crave kicks in and just in time, Jamba is blending up a fan-favorite, fall-flavored, blended fix to enjoy during the lingering warm weather. Starting August 16, Jamba’s ultra-refreshing Classic Pumpkin Smash smoothie and Plant-Based Pumpkin Smash smoothie will return to locations nationwide for a limited time.
The Classic Pumpkin Smash smoothie combines Jamba’s signature pumpkin spice blend, which features pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, with 2% milk and frozen yogurt for a mouth wateringly delicious sip that tastes like fall in a cup. For a plant-based twist that’s just as cool, creamy, and crave-worthy, the Plant-Based Pumpkin Smash smoothie blends oat milk and So Delicious Dairy Free oatmilk frozen dessert with the brand’s pumpkin spice blend.
More fall food news: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies debuted its new Shocking Orange Colored Cereal – your new favorite ingredient for Halloween and fall-themed treats.
On Aug. 5, Amazon and iRobot announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire iRobot. iRobot has a history of making customers’ lives easier with innovative cleaning products for the home. iRobot has continued to innovate with every product generation, solving hard problems to help give customers valuable time back in their day.
Amazon will acquire iRobot for $61 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion, including iRobot’s net debt. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by iRobot’s shareholders and regulatory approvals. On completion, Colin Angle will remain as CEO of iRobot.