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The Week in Press Releases: 10 Stories You Need to See

A roundup of the most newsworthy press releases from PR Newswire this week, including a "Little Mermaid" Happy Meal and Venmo's new account for teens.

NEW YORK, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists and consumers 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.

  1. 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."
  2. McDonald's Celebrates the Wavemaker in All of Us with "The Little Mermaid" Happy Meal
    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.
  3. Introducing the Venmo Teen Account
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. LeBron James Joins Taco Bell's Effort to Free "Taco Tuesday" for Everyone
    "'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."
  6. 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…"
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A Grand Reveal and Momentous Return: Sandals® Dunn's River Celebrates Grand Opening in Legendary Fashion
    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.

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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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