Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Rise, Ronaldo Launches NFT, New Prius Unveiled | This Week on PR Newswire
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1. Farm Bureau: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up 20%
Farm Bureau’s 37th annual survey reveals the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $64.05, less than $6.50 per person. This is a $10.74 or 20% increase from last year’s average of $53.31.
The centerpiece on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – costs more than last year, at $28.96 for a 16-pound bird. That’s $1.81 per pound, up 21% from last year, due to several factors beyond general inflation. “General inflation slashing the purchasing power of consumers is a significant factor contributing to the increase in average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner,” said AFBF Chief Economist Roger Cryan. “Other contributing factors to the increased cost for the meal include supply chain disruptions and the war in Ukraine.”
2. Cristiano Ronaldo Launches First NFT Collection with Binance
“We believe the metaverse and blockchain are the future of the internet,” said Binance Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer He Yi. “We are honored to collaborate with Cristiano to help more people understand blockchain and showcase how we are building Web3 infrastructure for the sports and entertainment industry.”
3. 2023 will be the year of aftershocks and unpredictability, according to The Economist’s The World Ahead 2023
Reflecting on this year’s edition of The World Ahead, its editor Tom Standage observes that “after two years in which the pandemic was the force shaping the immediate future, the main driver now is the war in Ukraine. In the coming months the world will have to grapple with unpredictability around the conflict’s impact on geopolitics and security; the struggle to control inflation; chaos in energy markets; and China’s uncertain post-pandemic path.”
4. Hybrid Reborn: 2023 Toyota Prius Revealed
Since the original Prius launched, the automaker envisioned a world where hybrid-powered fuel efficiency was not the alternative, but rather the norm. Now, with over 5 million units sold in North America, and over 20 million globally, Toyota hybrids are not only a common sight, but they have made a difference, too, preventing over 82 million tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. With the addition of the most fuel-efficient Prius to date, achieving a manufacturer estimated 57 MPG combined fuel economy rating on the LE FWD model, this Toyota hybrid brings accessible electrification to drivers everywhere.
5. UPSIDE Foods is the First Company in the World to Receive U.S. FDA “Green Light” for Cultivated Meat as FDA Accepts UPSIDE’s Conclusion That its Cultivated Chicken is Safe to Eat
Uma Valeti, CEO and Founder of UPSIDE Foods, said, “This milestone marks a major step towards a new era in meat production, and I’m thrilled that U.S. consumers will soon have the chance to eat delicious meat that’s grown directly from animal cells.”
6. Singles in America: Match Releases Largest Study on US Single Population for 12th Year
Findings from the study also uncover the impact of current events on American singles, in particular the overturning of Roe v. Wade, with two in three single women saying they will not date a partner with opposing views on abortion.
7. Garth Brooks Announces New Las Vegas Residency Garth Brooks/Plus ONE at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace Beginning in 2023
No two shows will be the same, with varying band members and the occasional special guest, fans are promised a once in a lifetime performance each and every night.
8. Princess Cruises Black Friday Sale Offers Significant Savings on 2022 and 2023 Cruises to Destinations Worldwide
From Nov. 22 through Nov. 30, guests can choose from 60 sailings under $60 per day (per guest), and hundreds more sailings under $100 per day (per guest), taking travelers to Alaska, the California Coast, the Caribbean, Panama Canal and Europe.
9. As Temperatures Dip, Wendy’s Drops New Italian Mozzarella Sandwiches and Garlic Fries
Wendy’s® all-new Italian Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, Italian Mozzarella Cheeseburger, and Garlic Fries are bringing bold and savory innovation to menus this winter. Stacked in your favor with flavor, this match made in Italian heaven will fulfill your comfort food cravings and leave you satis-fried.
Psst, if you’re really feeling the festive vibes, complete your meal with a new, limited-time Peppermint Frosty® for a flavorful way to celebrate the season!
10. Deloitte Unveils 2022 North America Technology Fast 500 Rankings
Deloitte released its “North America Technology Fast 500,” an annual ranking of the fastest-growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech sectors, now in its 28th year.
Technology Fast 500 awardees are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. Overall, the 2022 Technology Fast 500 companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 241% to 125,138% over the three-year time frame, with a median growth rate of 611%.
11. Walt Disney World Selects Developer for 80-Acre Affordable and Attainable Housing Initiative in Central Florida
Walt Disney World has selected The Michaels Organization, a prominent and visionary developer known for creating high-quality homes in communities across the country and here in Central Florida, to build, own and operate a new attainable housing development, offering affordable options for qualifying applicants within certain income levels.
This initiative will help offer a viable solution to one of the nation’s greatest challenges. The development is expected to include more than 1,300 units.
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