Sun-Maid Welcomes Holiday Season with “12 Days of Sun-Maid” Sweepstakes

Sun-Maid, the timeless and trusted go-to snack that’s simple, healthy and versatile, tlaunched its “12 Days of Sun-Maid Sweepstakes” – a gift-giving sweepstakes to keep families nourished during the upcoming busy holiday season.

“Sun-Maid is the perfect on-the-go snack during the holidays. With families rushing between gatherings, parties and shopping trips, we want to remind people to enjoy the moments that matter,” said Sun-Maid Marketing Director Jackie Grazier. “Sun-Maid Snacks are healthy, convenient and shareable. This holiday, ‘go with goodness’ and keep Sun-Maid Snacks within reach.”

To make holidays more convenient, more enjoyable – and a little more stress-free, Sun-Maid is giving away 12 prize packs each day during the “12 Days of Sun-Maid Sweepstakes.” Continue reading

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Tickets to Signature Tastings at the 11th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Still Available Wine & Food Festival

The gastronomic gathering that is the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) returns to the Big Apple for its 11th edition October 11 – 14 with more than 75 events taking place across New York.  Since its inception, the Festival’s mission to EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER. has raised more than $11 million to benefit the hunger-relief organizations No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City, due, in part, to the popularity of its signature tasting events that take place throughout the weekend.

“This year’s signature events offer a variety of opportunities for fans and the industry to come together and celebrate,” noted Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager, who also serves as senior vice president of communications & corporate social responsibility for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “In addition to a line-up anchored by renowned chefs and beloved culinary personalities, the events also feature chart-topping musical talent and lifestyle icons.”

The opening event for this year’s Festival is a celebration honoring women who are changing the game both in and out of the kitchen.  This kick-off, Supper is Served: A Tasting featuring Tarana BurkeGiada De LaurentiisAlex GuarnaschelliKatie LeeRachael Ray and Friends, takes place on Thursday, October 11 on the rooftop of Pier 92 and features performances by artist Natasha Bedingfield, known for her hits “Pocketful of Sunshine” and “Unwritten”, and Billboard country chart-topper and multi-time Grammy Award nominee Martina McBride.  This signature tasting features dishes from more than 25 female chefs, accented by wine, beer and spirits to keep guests swaying to the beat of the music throughout the evening.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs and Makers of CÎROC™ Introduce New Limited Edition CÎROC Black Raspberry

Sean “Diddy” Combs and the Makers of CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka recently unveiled CÎROC Black Raspberry, the newest addition to the successful liquid portfolio. CÎROC Black Raspberry is a rich tasting spirit made with vodka five times distilled from fine French grapes, finished in a tailor-made copper pot still in Southern France.  The vodka is masterfully infused with a distinctive blend of Black Raspberry and other natural flavors.  CÎROC Black Raspberry finishes with a citrus zest flavor resulting in a smooth velvety finish.  The product is packaged in a sultry all black bottle with sleek metallic gold lettering, commemorating a winter midnight celebration. The liquid can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed with a variety of fresh ingredients such as lime, mint, or chamoy. Kicking off the holiday season, CÎROC Black Raspberry will be available for a limited time only.

“CÎROC always looks to be innovative. One of the strengths of our business is introducing new flavors. Welcoming Black Raspberry into our portfolio made sense, as its one if my favorite fruits.  Packaged in a new, limited edition, sleek design, CÎROC Black Raspberry will be a drink everyone will want to enjoy and have on display in their bar this season,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chairman of Combs Enterprises. “We continue to deliver the most successful flavors, and this will be no exception.”

This weekend CÎROC Black Raspberry joins Hypebeast to ignite Hypefest, a two-day cultural event in Brooklyn that showcases the best in music, art, retail and panel talks.  The festival puts the newest variant in front of thousands of culture creators.  Programming continues throughout the season offering multi-cultural millennials the opportunity to sample the liquid at select events nationwide while reinforcing the importance of responsible celebration.

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Connie’s Pizza Partnership With Chance The Rapper/Socialworks

Celebrating 55 Years Of Family & The Best Pizza In Chicago

On October 6th from 3-7 p.m., Connie’s Pizza is celebrating a lifetime of memories with a SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY CHANCE THE RAPPER and DJ Oreo. The family-owned restaurant is turning 55 years old and boasts recipes & traditions that have stood the test of time. “It’s what keeps generations of families coming back for more,” says 2nd generation proprietor Mike Stolfe who believes in supporting the South Side of Chicago where he grew up.

In keeping with the mission of Connie’s Pizza to give back to the community it serves, the restaurant has developed a partnership with Chance The Rapper’s charity, SocialWorks. Beginning October 8th, Connie’s will donate 55% of proceeds from the “Take A Chance” pizza, designed by Chance and shaped like the number “3”, to SocialWorks. In addition, Connie’s will ask all customers to round up their checks to benefit SocialWorks.

Fans will not want to miss the kick off to this partnership. Join Connie’s at their Archer Avenue location on October 6th as two Chicago legends, Connie’s Pizza and Chance The Rapper, join forces to better the lives of kids on the South Side of Chicago, one pizza at a time!

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Gerber® Announces 2018 Photo Search


Submit your baby’s photo and your little one could be the 2019 Gerber Spokesbaby

Early childhood nutrition leader Gerber announced the launch of its ninth annual Photo Search contest, providing parents across the nation the opportunity to see their little one become Gerber’s 2019 Spokesbaby!  From Oct. 1 to Oct. 20, parents or legal guardians of children from birth to four years old are encouraged to post a favorite, recent photo of their little one on Instagram using #GerberPhotoSearch2018 for a chance to have their child serve as an adorable ambassador for the brand. The winner will be featured on Gerber’s social media channels and the family will win the ultimate grand prize of $50,000.

Launched in 2010, Photo Search was inspired by a commitment to do “Anything for Baby” and from the countless photos received over the years of parents who see their little ones in Gerber’s iconic baby logo.

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GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® Announces Exclusive 2019 Season Ticket Giveaway for Philadelphia Eagles Fans!

In partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles and participating WAWA stores, fans of the defending champions can seek out Golden or Silver Eagles Tickets in specially marked PEANUT CHEWS® bars!

GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® will award two 2019 Eagles regular season tickets to one lucky fan who finds the coveted Golden Eagles Ticket hidden inside a specially marked King Size PEANUT CHEWS® bar. Fans can also find up to ten Silver Eagles Tickets hidden within the limited-edition King Size bars for a chance to receive autographed Eagles merchandise. The Golden Eagles Ticket promotion and the specially marked King Size Peanut Chews® bars are available exclusively at participating WAWA stores.

“After the incredible championship season last year, we’re thrilled to announce year two of our partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles,” said Caitlin Servian, Brand Manager for GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS®. “We wanted to do something extra special and exciting for our fans, and we believe Eagles, WAWA and GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® fans will be eager to find the coveted Golden Eagles Ticket!”

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Chipotle Pilots New Customer Loyalty Program

Chipotle Rewards rolls out in three test markets ahead of a national launch in 2019

Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced it is piloting the company’s highly anticipated new loyalty program, Chipotle Rewards. As the latest innovation in Chipotle’s ongoing efforts to drive digital innovation and make the brand more accessible, the points-based loyalty system is now live in three test markets – PhoenixKansas City(both in Kansas and Missouri), and Columbus, Ohio.

“At Chipotle, we’ve been very focused on making our brand more accessible and growing love and loyalty among our customers,” said Curt Garner, chief digital and information officer at Chipotle. “Now, with Chipotle Rewards, the more you Chipotle, the more you earn points towards free Chipotle.”

Eligible customers in each of the three test markets can sign-up for Chipotle Rewards via the Chipotle app or on Those who enroll can earn 10 points for every $1 spent, with 1,250 points resulting in a free entrée. Offering a free entrée of choice allows customers to choose their favorite menu item without restrictions like other loyalty programs. To drive even more digital orders, for a limited time customers can earn 15 points for every $1 spent in the app and online. Chipotle knows instant gratification is important, so customers in pilot markets can also earn free chips and guac after their first purchase using Chipotle Rewards. See terms of free rewards offers at

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Dom Pérignon Presents “Assemblage” A Photo Exhibition By Lenny Kravitz In New York City

Part of an Ongoing Collaboration with Creative Director and Photographer Lenny Kravitz, the Exhibition is Inspired by Dom Pérignon

Dom Pérignon is proud to debut “Assemblage,” an exhibition of original photography by Lenny Kravitz, his first project as Creative Director and Photographer for the iconic champagne house. An artistic collaboration between Dom Pérignon and Kravitz, the exhibition in New York features a series of striking photographs from an intimate dinner party at Lenny’s home in Los Angeles, in a villa he designed.

For his “Assemblage”, Lenny Kravitz brought together truly singular personalities – that combine different people, worlds, disciplines and generations, providing opportunities to meet and share, to enjoy and create including his daughter Zoë Kravitz, designer Alexander Wang, actors Harvey Keiteland Susan Sarandon, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, soccer legend Hidetoshi Nakata, and model Abbey Lee Kershaw.

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