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Trees for Troops Named 2017 Spirit of Hope Award Recipient

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Trees for Troops, a program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to members of all branches of the United States military and their families, was honored today as a recipient of the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award in a ceremony at the Pentagon. The Spirit of Hope Award, established in 1997, is named for comedian and actor Bob Hope and recognizes current and former military members, civilians and organizations that epitomize his values of patriotism, loyalty, freedom and dedication. Captain Sean Carroll, Chief, Office of External Outr... Read More »

GAP CELEBRATES FAMILY TOGETHERNESS WITH THE ‘MEET ME IN THE GAP’ HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN STARRING JANELLE MONÁE

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Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today announces the holiday ‘Meet Me in the Gap’ campaign starring actress and Grammy nominated recording artist Janelle Monáe alongside a cast of individuals from different places, backgrounds and genres to collaborate and celebrate the festive season. The hero campaign video captures Monáe harmonizing with six talented choirs as they “meet in the gap,” performing an optimistic and cheerful song to invite all families to get together, spend real time with one another and find the little things that u... Read More »

Starbucks Announces Q4 and Fiscal Year 2017 Results Conference Call

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The conference call will be webcast, including closed captioning, and can be accessed on the company’s website: http://investor.starbucks.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the company’s website until end of day Saturday, December 2, 2017. About Starbucks Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 25,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwav... Read More »

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala

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VH1 Save The Music Foundation honored entertainment icon Queen Latifah as part of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala for her contributions to the world of music and commitment to providing low-income students with opportunities to pursue an education. A Newark native, Queen Latifah and the Foundation had recently announced a 5-year, $5 million project to rebuild music in 38 schools in the city. At the Gala, the Foundation also presented Steve Aoki with the Music Innovator Award for his impact on the music industry, his leadership as a phila... Read More »

The World’s Most Expensive Plate of Food

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The differences with the rich world are stark. Take New York State, the baseline for the Counting the Beans: the True Cost of Food around the World. There, a simple plate of food such as a bean stew costs US$1.20 to make. This represents 0.6% of average daily income. By contrast, in South Sudan, the worst-ranking country in the study, a plate of food costs 268 times this ratio, or the equivalent of $321.70. The study also calculates the percentage of average daily income it takes in each given country to purchase a simple plate of food. The ... Read More »

Tiffany & Co. Celebrates the Power of Love in New Campaign

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Showing only hands in intimate, personal gestures that capture the emotional connection of each couple, the campaign celebrates the unique connection between two individuals and their desire for and belief in the enduring power of love. “As a brand that celebrates true love in all its forms, Tiffany is a destination for iconic, identifiable symbols of commitment, beyond the traditional,” said Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer, Tiffany & Co. “This campaign celebrates love in a way that only Tiffany can.” The campaign’s anthem film f... Read More »

Unilever to acquire Mãe Terra

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Mãe Terra is a fast-growing and well-loved brand in Brazil, providing health-conscious consumers with organic and nutritious food products since it was set up in 1979. The company’s vision is to democratise natural and organic food by taking care of people and planet. Mãe Terra operates in several categories with a portfolio that includes organic cereals, cookies, snacks and culinary products. The main Mãe Terra categories represent a Brazilian market worth more than €8 billion (Euromonitor).Growing at over 30% per year, Mãe Terra has a strong ... Read More »

Johnnie Walker introduces latest limited edition Blenders’ Batch Whiskies

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The three new blends in the collection are Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Wine Cask Blend, Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Rum Cask Finish and Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Espresso Roast. Each blend is designed to form the foundation of exceptional Scotch cocktails and yet, like all the brand’s classic whiskies, they can also be enjoyed straight up over ice. Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch whiskies are the result of bold experiments that push the boundaries in flavour. Like Johnnie Walker Black Label, which was first borne out of flavour exp... Read More »

NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Media Activities

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is shown during its Sept. 15, 2017, plunge into Saturn's atmosphere in this artist's depiction. Cassini will use its thrusters to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible while sending back unique data about Saturn's atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA also will hold a media teleconference Tuesday, Aug. 29 to preview activities for Cassini during its final two weeks.   Launched in 1997, Cassini arrived in orbit around Saturn in 2004 on a mission to study the giant planet, its ring... Read More »

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

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A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. on Aug 21, 2017. Credits: NASA That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide (112-kilometer-wide) swath of the country.   It’s common sense not to stare directly at the Sun with your naked eyes or risk damaging your vision, and that advice holds... Read More »

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