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This Father’s Day, Laffy Taffy® Celebrates Launch of New Fruit Combos



Asking Fans “What Combo of Iconic ‘Dad Things’ Makes Dad Special?”

The fruity, chewy candy brand – known for ‘dad jokes’ on every wrapper – invites families nationwide to share the most unique combo of traits about their father figure in exchange for free* Laffy Taffy Fruit Combos

CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — Whether it’s mowing the lawn before sunrise or “just resting their eyes” in the recliner, we all know and love the uniquely endearing things dads do. This Father’s Day, Laffy Taffy® is sending free packages of their newest candy, Fruit Combos, to 1,000 fans willing to share how #DadThings combined make their father figure special.

On June 18 (AKA, Father’s Day), starting at 1 p.m. EDT (while supplies last*) families can visit laffytaffycombos.com to get their hands on Fruit Combos, Laffy Taffy’s latest innovation which combines two fruity flavors in one smooth and chewy mini-bar.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Identify “Dad Things”: Discuss amongst your family and identify your two favorite “dad things” that make the dad, or father figure, in your life extraordinary.
  • Submit: Be one of the first 1,000 families to submit your top combo of “dad things” and dad will receive a free package of the new Laffy Taffy Fruit Combos to enjoy together.
  • Grand Prize: Every participant will be automatically entered for a chance to win a grand prize – the ultimate “dad things starter pack” which includes a year-supply of Fruit Combos and classic Laffy Taffy dad mementos such as a lawn chair, golf towel, duffel bag and socks*.

“Laffy Taffy has been known as the champion of dad jokes for decades, so it is only natural we launch our delicious Fruit Combos in a way that honors this legacy,” said Dave Foldes, Director of Marketing at Laffy Taffy. “Dad things often spark moments of connection and laughter, just like our new mini bars which provide a smooth and chewy treat wrapped in a joke worth sharing. We’re so excited to help families come together this Father’s Day over a delicious combo we know they will love as much as dad’s classic socks and sandals mashup.”

Laffy Taffy Fruit Combos feature a variety of four new flavor combos that tantalize the taste buds: Strawberry-Kiwi, Strawberry-Orange, Mango-Passionfruit and Wildberry-Banana. Fruit Combos are available now in convenience, value/dollar, grocery and mass-retail stores nationwide in two sizes: 3.5 oz. (SRP $1.25) and 6 oz. (SRP $3.60) bags. 

To find a retailer near you and get more Laffy Taffy jokes in time for Father’s Day, visit www.laffytaffy.com and follow @LaffyTaffy on TwitterTikTok, and Instagram.

Thanks for always monitoring the thermostat, dads. Happy Father’s Day!

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Promotion runs 6/18/23 at 1:00 PM ET to 6/20/23 at 11:59 PM ET, or when all Promotion Prizes have been awarded, whichever comes first. Open to legal residents of 50 US/DC who are 18+ or age of majority in state of residence, whichever older, as of entry. To enter, visit laffytaffycombos.com & complete entry form. 1,000 First Prizes consisting of two (2) 6 oz. peg bags of Laffy Taffy Fruit Combos candy. ARV of each First Prize: $7.20. 1 Grand Prize consisting of fifty two (52) 6 oz. peg bags of Laffy Taffy Fruit Combos candy and a “dad things starter pack” comprised of classic Laffy Taffy dad mementos including items such as a lawn chair, golf towel, duffel bag and socks (actual items may vary and are subject to change). ARV of the Grand Prize: $1,200. Odds depend on # of elig. entries. Rules at laffytaffycombos.com/#rules. Sponsor: Ferrara Candy Co., 404 W Harrison St., #650, Chicago, IL 60607.


About Laffy Taffy:
Since 1971, Laffy Taffy® has been bringing little bites of delight and sweet laughter to small but lasting moments of connection for families and children of all ages. All wrapped up with a joke worth sharing, Laffy Taffy’s portfolio of long-lasting, smooth fruit chews include their classic mini-bars, new Fruit Combo mini-bars, Stretchy and Tangy bars, Laffy Taffy Ropes and LAFF BITES® in classic assorted bags, TROPICAL and “GONE BANANAS!™” varieties. Laffy Taffy candy is available in fan favorite fruit flavors including Cherry, Strawberry, Grape, Watermelon, Sour Apple, Banana and Blue Raspberry.

About Ferrara®
For more than 115 years, Ferrara has created sugar confections that share delight in every bite to candy lovers of all generations. Today, the company is the #1 sugar confectioner in the United States. Ferrara boasts a passionate team of more than 4,600 employees working together to create and deliver hundreds of products sold under a portfolio of more than 20 popular brands such as Brach’s®, NERDS®, SweeTARTS®, Laffy Taffy®, and Trolli® to more than 66 million U.S. households annually. Ferrara’s success in industry-leading innovation has been driven by deep consumer insights, strong retailer co-creation and partnerships, and a dedication to diversity of thought, experience, and people. A privately held company, Ferrara has its global headquarters in Chicago and an operational network of more than 13 locations in North America that includes manufacturing, distribution, sales, and R&D facilities. The company has a close relationship with the Ferrero Group as a related company which provides industry partnership and collaboration opportunities. Learn more at www.ferrarausa.com or www.linkedin.com/company/ferrara-

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MyPanera Week “Fall Faves Fest” kicks off with National Coffee Day and offers deals from October 1 through October 7 including the chance for a VIP college football game experience



ST. LOUIS, Sept. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Panera Bread kicks off the MyPanera Week Fall Faves Fest – a week-long celebration of loyalty members and everything they love about fall: crave-worthy comforts, full on flavor and deals on all things cozy. Whether you love Autumn Squash Soup, Cinnamon Crunch Lattes, Mac & Cheese or any of Panera’s signature soups, salads and sandwiches, MyPanera Week’s daily deals have something for every Panera fan. Just in time for National Coffee Day, the week kicks off with exclusive deals on Panera’s Unlimited Sip Club.

Taking place now through October 7, MyPanera Week will celebrate MyPanera loyalty members with exclusive Panera perks and offers for MyPanera members throughout the week, including*:

  • 9/29 & 10/1: Panera Celebrates National Coffee Day with deals on Unlimited Sip Club Memberships – new and lapsed subscribers who sign up by October 10 can choose from:
    • $5/month for 4 months of Unlimited Sip Club
    • $99 Annual Unlimited Sip Club Subscription for one year
  • 10/2: $2 Off Mac & Cheese (in app only)
  • 10/2 – 11/2: 20% off Panera Catering orders of $200 or more
  • 10/3: Enjoy Panera at home with discounts on Panera Grocery products (includes $2.50 off mac or soups, $1 off salad dressings and $1 off coffee products)
  • 10/4: Buy One, Get One 50% off Sandwiches (in app only)
  • 10/6: Buy One, Get One 50% off Soups (in app only)
  • 10/7: Launch of Panera x Dr Pepper Bready.Set.Score Challenge. MyPanera members can play a football themed field goal game for a chance to win one of 500K instant discounts and entries for a chance to win one of three grand prizes of a VIP college football game experience
  • Weeklong Deals from 10/1-10/7:
    • $0 Delivery Fees on orders of $10 or more
    • 20% off Panera online Gift Cards
    • Double MyPanera visit credits with purchases of $10 or more
    • 20% off Panera Shop Merch

“We are thrilled to celebrate our loyalty members with another exciting MyPanera Week lineup full of deals and special surprises,” said Meenakshi Nagarajan, Chief Digital Officer, Panera Bread, “This weeklong celebration is another example of the disruptive value and personalized rewards that Panera is known for – we hope our members enjoy unrivaled access to savings from our bakery-cafes as well as gamified challenges to unlock big wins.”

MyPanera members are rewarded for enjoying their Panera favorites from soups and salads to Toasted Baguette Sandwiches and Unlimited Sip Club, and enjoying perks including complimentary bakery-cafe items, birthday rewards, exclusive menu previews and tastings, access to exciting Panera content and more.

For more information on MyPanera Week or to join MyPanera, visit PaneraBread.com.
*Restrictions apply.  Full MyPanera Week terms available here.

About Panera Bread 
Panera Bread opened in 1987 as a community bakery, founded with a secret sourdough starter and a belief that sharing great bread is an expression of warmth and generosity. That vision holds true today with a robust menu of delicious, chef-curated recipes created with a simple principle: The Familiar, Made Fantastic. At Panera, we serve food that we are proud to serve our own families, made with responsibly raised proteins and freshly prepared with Clean ingredients–food that does not contain the artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, and colors from artificial sources set forth on our No-No list served in U.S.  bakery-cafes. From crave-worthy soups, salads and sandwiches to flatbread pizza and sweets, we offer our guests more than great food. Our ethos of generosity drives us to meet our guests where they are through technology and through our shared values. We are stewards of our communities and the planet — with programs like Day-End Dough-Nation® that donates unsold baked goods in the evening to local non-profits, or labeling climate-friendly low carbon Cool Food Meals.

As of September 26, 2023 there were 2,138 bakery-cafes, company and franchise, in 48 states and in Ontario, Canada, operating under the Panera Bread® or Saint Louis Bread Co.® names. Panera Bread is part of Panera Brands, one of the largest fast casual restaurant companies in the U.S., comprised of Panera Bread®, Caribou Coffee® and Einstein Bros.® Bagels. For more information, visit panerabread.com or find us on Twitter (@panerabread), Facebook (facebook.com/panerabread) Instagram (@panerabread) or TikTok (@panerabread).

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TORONTO /PRNewswire/ – With more than 160 restaurants across North America, OSMOW’s is layering on the excitement for tasty Middle Eastern street food with its Fourth Annual National Shawarma Day on October 15!

Montreal to Miami, Buffalo to British Columbia, OSMOW’s is calling all carnivores, vegetarians, spice lovers, and everyone in between: National Shawarma Day is the day to raise a shawarma for just $5!

Celebrate National Shawarma Day October 15 with Osmow’s! (CNW Group/Osmow’s Shawarma)

Shawarma is a flavourful, marinated meat that slowly cooks on a rotating skewer. On OSMOW’s National Shawarma Day, everyone is invited to enjoy the rich flavours and cultural significance of this beloved dish at a price that dates back to OSMOW’s 2001 opening.

“Every October 15, shawarma becomes a symbol of unity and joy as throngs of people visit us!” says OSMOW’s CEO & Head of Franchising Ben Osmow.

“Traditions bind us. We are excited to celebrate our fourth annual Shawarma Day, which has become a fun new tradition for new and loyal customers, franchisees, suppliers, and our delivery partners. Here’s to a delicious flavour bringing joy to life. Come by, customize your toppings, engage with our crews, and feast for the fun of it for just $5.”

The celebration includes special deals on OSMOW’s legendary Chicken Shawarma wrap or ON THE ROCKS® for just $5. Vegetarians can also enjoy a Falafel Wrap or ON THE ROCKS® at the same deal.

Additional highlights of OSMOW’s National Shawarma Day celebration include:

Culinary Exploration
At OSMOW’s, Shawarma is prepared a little differently. Once the marinated meat is delicately carved, it’s grilled to caramelized perfection and then served ON THE ROCKS® (rice), STIX® (fries) or classically wrapped in a thin pita bread that’s then expertly grilled. Personalized with add-ons like fresh herbs and vegetables, feta or house-made sauces means there are endless combinations of Shawarma meals bursting with delicious flavours. A fan-favourite for a reason! Remember to try the Garlic S’Oz or OSMOW’s Scorchin’ Hot S’Oz, which is a favourite among our fans.

Charitable Initiatives
OSMOW’s believes in giving back. Through the Osmow’s Hope Fund initiative, the company supports children in need by raising funds to provide them with daily meals in schools in Zambia, India, and Pakistan. Since 2021, OSMOW’s has raised over $200,000, with 100% of proceeds going towards the communities they support.


Social Media Engagement
Join the online celebration and connect with other Shawarma enthusiasts all across North America! Share your Shawarma experiences and stories on social media using the hashtag #NationalShawarmaDay when you post your photos, videos, and reels to spread the word. Who can go viral in support of Shawarma, fast, casual restaurants, and local businesses?

“National Shawarma Day is not only about great food. It’s about celebrating culture, diversity, and the tradition of sharing a meal with loved ones”, says President & CMO of OSMOW’s Bernadette Osmow. “It’s a day to connect with others and appreciate the joy of eating together. OSMOW’S is excited to continue this tradition on October 15, honoring our culinary traditions and the vibrant cultural diversity found in North America. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration of flavourful food and cultural exploration.”

OSMOW’S invites everyone to celebrate October 15 as National Shawarma Day as this exciting flavourful food niche continues to grow, in the spirit of diversity and cultural exploration.

For more information, visit osmows.com and follow @osmows on social media.

About Osmow’s
Founded in 2001 by Sam Osmow, the first OSMOW’S restaurant was located in Streetsville, Ontario, Canada, and remains a successful operation to this day. More than 20 years ago, as a recent immigrant to Canada, Sam saw an opportunity to bring his Egyptian roots to the Canadian landscape blending traditional Egyptian cuisine balanced with a North American palate. Filling a void in the current fast-casual culinary marketplace, OSMOW’S flavourful dishes with signature sauces such as the fan-favorite garlic sauce keep bringing customers back to satisfy their cravings. OSMOW’S has grown to 160 restaurants across Canada and the United States. OSMOW’S invites all other Mediterranean brands to celebrate October 15 as National Shawarma Day as we continue to grow this exciting flavourful food niche, in the spirit of diversity and cultural exploration.

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Almond Milk Market Set to Grow at a Remarkable CAGR of 13.6% to Reach $20.3 Billion by 2028



DUBLIN /PRNewswire/ — The “Almond Milk Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028” report has been added to  ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global almond milk market has witnessed substantial growth, reaching $8.9 billion in 2022, and is expected to expand even further. The market is projected to reach $20.3 billion by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.6% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2028.

Market Overview

Almond milk, made from an emulsion of blanched almonds, acacia, sugar, and water, has gained significant popularity as a lactose-free, low-calorie alternative to conventional milk. It is not only rich in vitamins E and D but also offers numerous health benefits, including heart health, bone and muscle strengthening, blood sugar level maintenance, and support for weight management.

These qualities have made almond milk a sought-after product in the food and beverage (F&B) and personal care industries worldwide. The market offers a variety of packaging and flavors, including plain, vanilla, mango, and chocolate.

Key Market Drivers

Several factors are contributing to the growth of the global almond milk market:

  1. Rising Cases of Lactose Intolerance and Hypercholesterolemia: The increasing prevalence of lactose intolerance and hypercholesterolemia is driving demand for almond milk as a suitable dairy alternative.
  2. Growing Health Consciousness: As individuals become more health-conscious, they are turning to plant-based options like almond milk. This trend is particularly strong among the vegan population.
  3. Expansion into Personal Care: The personal care industry, influenced by changing lifestyles and rising incomes, is incorporating almond milk-based products into their offerings.
  4. E-commerce Growth: With the growth of the e-commerce sector, leading manufacturers are offering almond milk products through online distribution channels, offering convenience and unique flavors to consumers.

Market Segmentation

The global almond milk market is segmented based on several key factors:

  • Type: Plain and flavored.
  • Category: Organic and conventional.
  • Packaging Type: Carton, glass, and others.
  • Application: Beverages, frozen desserts, personal care, and others.
  • Distribution Channel: Hypermarkets and supermarkets, convenience stores, online stores, and others.
  • Region: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Key Players

Key players in the global almond milk market include Blue Diamond Growers, Califia Farms LLC, Daiya Foods Inc., Earth’s Own Food Company Inc., Hain Celestial Group, Hiland Dairy Foods, Malk Organics LLC, Pacific Foods of Oregon LLC, Sanitarium, SunOpta Inc., and The WhiteWave Foods Company, among others.

Key Questions Answered in This Report

  1. What was the size of the global almond milk market in 2022?
  2. What is the expected growth rate of the global almond milk market during 2023-2028?
  3. What are the key factors driving the global almond milk market?
  4. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global almond milk market?
  5. What is the breakup of the global almond milk market based on the type?
  6. What is the breakup of the global almond milk market based on the category?
  7. What is the breakup of the global almond milk market based on packaging type?
  8. What is the breakup of the global almond milk market based on the application?
  9. What is the breakup of the global almond milk market based on the distribution channel?
  10. What are the key regions in the global almond milk market?
  11. Who are the key players/companies in the global almond milk market?

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages149
Forecast Period2022 – 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022$8.9 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$20.3 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate14.7 %
Regions CoveredGlobal

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/5lax1q

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