Launch of “Little Mermaid” Happy Meal, New Venmo Account for Teens | 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.

McDonald's "The Little Mermaid" Happy Meal

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To help journalists stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a recap of some major stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

McDonald’s Celebrates the Wavemaker in All of Us with “The Little Mermaid” Happy Meal

McDonald's "The Little Mermaid" Happy Meal Collection of Toys

Source: PRNewsfoto/McDonald’s USA

From recalling their first viewing of the classic film to celebrating the 2023 live-action cast with collectible toys, fans of all ages can find something uniquely special for them in this Happy Meal.

Shutterstock to Acquire GIPHY, the World’s Largest GIF Library and Search Engine

Shutterstock CEO Paul Hennessy said, “Shutterstock is in the business of helping people and brands tell their stories. Through the GIPHY acquisition, we are extending our audience touch points beyond primarily professional marketing and advertising use cases and expanding into casual conversations.”

Introducing the Venmo Teen Account

Venmo Teen Debit Card

Source: PRNewsfoto/PayPal Holdings, Inc.

For the first time, the Venmo Teen Account gives teenagers a way to engage with and learn more about managing money through the Venmo app. The Venmo Teen Account will allow parents to monitor transactions, manage privacy settings, send money to their teen, and will help parents to educate their teens on creating healthy money habits.

Peloton Reintroduces Itself For Anyone, Anywhere

With Peloton’s amazing content on its award-winning hardware and App, the relaunch ignites a vibrant new brand identity and campaign; introduces new Membership tiers; and releases a new content feature, Peloton Gym.

First WWII Destroyer Sank by Rocket Powered Super Kamikaze Discovered off Japan

Veteran Ocean explorer/CEO of Tiburon Subsea, Tim Taylor and his “Lost 52 Project” team have discovered 84 lost US sailors and the WWII Sumner Class Destroyer “USS Mannert L. Abele (DD-733)” destroyed by Super rocket powered kamikazes in Japanese waters.

LeBron James Joins Taco Bell’s Effort to Free “Taco Tuesday” for Everyone

LeBron James for Taco Bell

Source: PRNewsfoto/Taco Bell Corp.

“‘Taco Tuesday’ is a tradition that everyone should be able to celebrate. All restaurants, all families, all businesses – everybody,” says LeBron James. “‘Taco Tuesdays’ create opportunities that bring people together in so many ways, and it’s a celebration that nobody should own.”

Tripadvisor Reveals Top-Rated Hotels in 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards

Sarah Firshein, Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor, said, “An opulent palace in Jaipur topped the charts, while hotels ranging from a ‘glamping’ retreat in Patagonia to a rock ‘n’ roll–themed boutique in Boston made their mark as well. As our savvy reviewers know, hotels can sometimes be the entire reason for the trip…”

Working to Build a More Equitable, Next-Generation Workforce: PepsiCo Teams Up with South and West Side Organizations to Support Summer Programming and Launch Reverse Mentorship Program

Through this internship, both mentors and mentees can expect to develop leadership skills and training, build meaningful relationships rooted in finding common ground, and share lived experiences across generations. This program is part of the company’s PREP (Pathways to Readiness and Empowerment Program) initiative focused on supporting Black and Hispanic youth on the South and West Sides of Chicago.

A Grand Reveal and Momentous Return: Sandals® Dunn’s River Celebrates Grand Opening in Legendary Fashion

Aerial view of Sandals Dunn’s River during the resort's Grand Opening Celebration

Source: PRNewsfoto/Sandals Resorts

Sandals Resorts International unveiled its latest resort, the all-new 260-room Sandals Dunn’s River, with a celebration befitting its legendary lore in Jamaica’s tourism history. The night brought together leaders in the Caribbean, valued members of the Sandals Resorts family, and Jamaica’s most quintessential performers.

Rocket Mortgage Addresses Affordability Challenges with New 1% Down Home Loan Program

ONE+ offers an exclusive affordable home loan option, with mortgage insurance at no cost to the homebuyer – potentially saving more than 90 million Americans thousands of dollars.

Can’t-Miss Earnings

In addition to these popular releases, several must-read earnings reports crossed the wire this week, including the quarterly results for Lowe’s and Petco.

Catch up on all the latest earnings reports here.

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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