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ASHKENAZY ACQUISITION CORP TRANSFORMS VERNON HILLS RETAIL VILLAGE

Ashkenazy

Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, a private real estate investment firm owned by Ben Ashkenazy, is proud to announce that it has revitalized Vernon Hills Village, the premier, open-air retail village in the heart of Westchester County, serving more than one million residents and visitors. Vernon Hills Village boasts more than 20 curated retail, entertainment, and food experiences, including newly signed tenants such as Nike, Sephora, Lululemon, Pottery Barn, Ever/Body, Sweetgreen, Serafina, and Starbucks. Ashkenazy is devoted to continually providing the most welcoming, interactive experiences at Vernon Hills Village, which is now 100 percent leased. Vernon Hills Village is an upscale, open-air retail village located on White Plains Road, a short drive from White Plains’ thriving business district, and surrounded by picturesque towns, quaint villages, parks, and other green spaces. The eclectic mix of coveted lifestyle brands serve shoppers both locally and those who travel from many miles away. “We’re excited to introduce these leading lifestyle brands into Vernon Hills Village, infusing a new level of energy and excitement into a long-time shopping destination in Westchester County,” said Joe Press, COO of Ashkenazy Acquisition. “Consumers crave in-person experiences that allow them to interact directly with retailers and each other in a vibrant, communal setting with shopping and dining options for the whole family. Our capital improvements and leasing initiative at this outstanding property further reflects our dedication to delivering best-in-class, irreplaceable assets with a sense of vitality.” The revitalization and upscale leasing at Vernon Hills Village is part of Ben Ashkenazy’s broader business model, investing in and renovating best-in-class, irreplaceable retail destinations in key markets throughout the United States. Additional Ashkenazy locations include Bayside Marketplace in Miami, Shops at Rivercenter in San Antonio, and Shops at the Bravern in Seattle, and Beverly Connection, in Los Angeles, among many others. Note: Images of Vernon Hills Village are available here About Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation Headquartered in New York City, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation is a private real estate investment firm focusing on the acquisition, development, asset management and marketing of retail, hotel, and office assets. Ashkenazy Acquisition’s portfolio boasts over 15 million square feet of retail, hospitality, office, and residential properties, located throughout the United States, Canada and England. With a portfolio containing more than 100 buildings valued at approximately $12 billion, Ashkenazy Acquisition has a superior performance history in purchasing and managing premier assets worldwide. Ashkenazy Acquisition is comprised of an experienced team of in-house, seasoned professionals, with deep experience in acquisitions, finance, construction, leasing, development and marketing. The integrated team of real estate professionals offers exceptional expertise at all levels of the transaction and subsequent management. Contact Details Marino Russ Colchamiro +1 646-285-5137 rcolchamiro@marinopr.com

May 01, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CA1 CA2 Presents 4th Annual Photography Exhibition and Benefit in Support of The Egmont US Foundation

CA1 CA2

CA1 CA2 invites you to join us on Thursday, April 25th, from 6 pm to 9 pm, as we host our highly anticipated 4th annual photography exhibition and benefit in collaboration with The Egmont US Foundation. The event will take place at White Space Chelsea, situated at 530 W 25th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. This year, CA1 CA2 proudly showcases a curated collection of prints generously donated by their acclaimed photographers, including Matthew Chaves, Victor Prado, Marion Grand, Michael Mundy, Hai Ngo, John Von Pamer, Brenton Carter and Anonymous. Each print is part of a limited run of five, making them exclusive collector's items. All proceeds from the sale of these prints will be dedicated to supporting the vital initiatives of The Egmont US Foundation. Additionally, 100% of donations made directly to The Egmont US Foundation will go towards aiding those affected by HIV and AIDS. The statistics surrounding HIV and AIDS are staggering, with 37.7 million individuals currently living with the disease. Often overshadowed by these figures is the profound impact on the most vulnerable members of society, particularly children. The Egmont US Foundation is committed to addressing this issue by investing in grassroots organizations that implement community-led initiatives. These initiatives provide direct assistance to those affected by HIV and AIDS on a local level. To date, The Egmont US Foundation, in collaboration with The Egmont Trust in the UK, has positively impacted 930,395 individuals across six countries. "I am deeply committed to a fundamental belief that all humans have a right to four essential needs - food, water, shelter, medicine. Our partnership with The Egmont US Foundation for our 4th annual photography exhibition and benefit exemplifies our dedication to this belief, and human welfare as a whole. Through the collective efforts of our community, artists and clients, we aim to raise funds and awareness for meaningful change.” - Beata Kanter, President of CA1 CA2 All prints can be purchased, and donations to The Egmont US Foundation can be made directly through this link: https://ca1ca2.com/benefit4 Join us on April 25th for an evening of art, philanthropy, and solidarity as we unite to make a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS. About CA1 CA2: CA1 CA2 is a creative talent agency owned by Beata Kanter representing a leading group of artists; photographers, directors, stylists, a director of photography and retouching house. In addition to representation, they operate as a full-service production company specializing in beauty and still life. As a minority certified and woman owned business, the team is dedicated to supporting human welfare, inclusivity, and environmental sustainability. Clients include L’Oreal Paris, Estée Lauder, Kylie Cosmetics, Fenty Beauty, Montblanc and Dior. CA1 CA2 is committed to their artists and clients, offering cost-effective, intelligent, and creatively excellent service. www.ca1ca2.com @ca1.ca2 About The Egmont US Foundation: The Egmont US Foundation established in 2015 is a non-for-profit organization working to improve the lives of children and young adults with HIV / AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, a region which accounts for 60% of all aids-related deaths worldwide. Areas of support by The Egmont US Foundation include improving livelihoods through improving nutrition and increasing incomes. The Egmont US Foundation works to improve access to education. They work to improve a healthier future including HIV treatment and care, testing and counseling and HIV and AIDS education. Finally, building safer communities is also priority specifically focusing on violence against women and preventing child abuse. The Egmont US Foundation is a US non-profit organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code and is governed by an independent board of directors. Gifts to Egmont US Foundation are deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Egmont US Foundation provides a tax-efficient way for US residents to support the life-changing impact this charity is achieving through its work. Directors volunteer their time and receive no compensation or reimbursement so 100% of donors’ gifts can support projects working to improve the lives of children affected by HIV and AIDS. www.egmontusfoundation.org For Press Inquiries Contact: Courtney Daniels COURTNEY DANIELS CONSULTING Courtney@cocodaniels.com www.courtneydanielsconsulting.com Contact Details COURTNEY DANIELS CONSULTING Courtney Daniels Courtney@cocodaniels.com

April 24, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SIGMA Launches Interchangeable Lenses for Canon RF Mount System

SIGMA CORPORATION OF AMERICA

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of interchangeable lenses for Canon RF Mount system. This addition allows users to enjoy high performance, and high quality SIGMA lenses in native mount on their Canon RF Mount system. [Lineup] For detailed product information, please refer to the link below. < Launch in July, 2024 > SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary Petal Type Lens Hood (LH582-02) supplied Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c021_18_50_28/ < Launch in fall of 2024 and onwards > SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary Push-on Petal Type Lens Hood (LH706-02) supplied Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c023_10_18_28/ SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Petal Type Lens Hood (LH716-01) supplied Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c017_16_14/ SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Petal Type Lens Hood (LH554-01) supplied Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c023_23_14/ SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Hood (LH586-01) supplied Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c016_30_14/ SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Hood (LH582-01) supplied Product information: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/c018_56_14/ * These products are developed, manufactured and sold under license from Canon Inc. [Main specifications and features] Control algorithm including AF drive and communication speed optimization has been developed specifically for Canon RF Mount interchangeable lenses. In addition to realizing high-speed AF, the lens also supports AF-C (Continuous AF), in-camera aberration correction* and in-camera image stabilization. The mount is rubber-sealed to cater for use in a variety of environments. * Available on supported cameras only. Download Product Images: https://sigmaphoto.canto.com/b/KD3FM [Contact] For US press inquiries, please contact Jack Howard: SIGMA.pr@sigmaphoto.com For further information outside the US, please contact your local authorized SIGMA Service Station listed at the link below: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/corporate/world-network/ [Information] SIGMA Corporation| https://www.sigma-global.com/ Contact Details Jack Howard +1 631-201-7381 sigma.pr@sigmaphoto.com Company Website https://www.sigmaphoto.com/

April 23, 2024 12:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Activision’s Landmark Deal Boosts Esports Team Revenue

MarketJar

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard just unveiled a landmark revenue deal for the Call of Duty League (CDL), 1 creating a buzz across the entire esports landscape. The updated agreement promises a dynamic shift in the esports landscape, starting with the elimination of outstanding entry fees. This bold move not only returns previously collected fees to teams in full but also permanently removes this financial obligation, injecting much-needed capital back into the League. Teams are set to experience a significant boost in revenue streams with increased earnings from sales of in-game merchandise, including Team bundles and the highly coveted Champs bundle. Activision Blizzard is also increasing the existing event subsidy amounts for teams organizing live in-person events, such as majors, opens and champs. On top of that, teams will now benefit from a two-year minimum revenue guarantee, “so they can continue investing into the Call of Duty League with more peace of mind” according to Daniel Tsay, General Manager of Call of Duty Esports at Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard isn’t the only game developer making much-needed adjustments to its profit-sharing model. Riot Games recently unveiled a new partnership model for professional teams in the LCS, LEC, and LCK leagues, inspired by the successful VALORANT Champions Tour. This model aims to provide teams with more predictable revenues and greater financial upside through in-game digital content sales. Under the new model, teams will receive a fixed stipend and share in revenue generated from LoL Esports digital content sales, facilitated by a Global Revenue Pool (GRP). Riot Games intends to increase the standard esports revenue share percentage and expand the variety of LoL Esports digital content offerings to further support the GRP and incentivize team success. For premier esports and entertainment company OverActive Media (TSXV:OAM) (OTC:OAMCF), these changes provide a long-term horizon for growth and a clear path to profitability. OverActive Media Signs Transformative Esports Deal Canadian-based OverActive Media is one of the world’s largest esports ownership groups with a roster of widely popular professional esports teams, including the Toronto Ultra in Call of Duty League, MAD Lions KOI in the League of Legends EMEA Championship and Movistar KOI in the VALORANT Champions Tour. On April 16, OverActive Media (TSXV:OAM) (OTC:OAMCF) entered into a new team license agreement with the Call of Duty League (CDL), building on the company’s strategic realignment and long term vision for esports. The renewed commitment eliminates approximately C$35.1 million in outstanding entry fees. It also includes a one-time restructuring payment of C$2.8 million (US $2 million) to OverActive Media in Q2 2024. Riot Games’ proposed changes also stand to benefit OverActive Media and its League of Legends franchise MAD Lions KOI, which has consistently been a top performer in the LEC, securing multiple championships, making regular appearances at the Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), and never missing a World Championship since joining in 2019. OverActive Media (TSXV:OAM) (OTC:OAMCF) received the green light from Riot Games to compete in the VALORANT Champions Tour EMEA 2024 season following the blockbuster acquisition of KOI and Movistar Riders. The newly formed MAD Lions KOI team has already seen record crowds, drawing 741,000 peak viewers in a regular season match during the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) Winter Split in January. This was the highest viewership since summer 2021. Co-founder Ibai also contributed to this momentum, attracting over 4.7 million Twitch views, surpassing the 2.93 million viewers of the Succession series premiere. Another milestone was achieved on February 18 during the LEC, with a record 830,816 viewers, the highest ever for a regular season match. Click here for more information about OverActive Media (TSXV:OAM) (OTC:OAMCF). [1] https://www.callofdutyleague.com/en-us/news/the-future-of-the-call-of-duty-league Disclaimer 1) The author of the Article, or members of the author’s immediate household or family, do not own any securities of the companies set forth in this Article. The author determined which companies would be included in this article based on research and understanding of the sector. 2) The Article was issued on behalf of and sponsored by, OverActive Media. Market Jar Media Inc. was paid $1,500 for the production and publishing of this article by OverActive Media’s Digital Marketing Agency of Record (Native Ads Inc.). 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April 18, 2024 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Contact Details News Media Group, Inc. Karl Wayne +1 334-440-6397 karl@newsmg.com Company Website https://newsmg.com/

April 18, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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MJ ATTACHÉ LAUNCHES BUSINESS WITH DEBUT OF FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LUXURY CACHE-AND-CARRY BAG FOR CANNABIS CONNOISSEURS, IN TIME FOR APRIL 20, CANNABIS CELEBRATION DAY

MJ Attaché

MJ Attaché, a designer and developer of luxury Italian-made leather bags and accessories for the cannabis connoisseur, announced today the official launch of the business. The commencement of MJ Attaché is marked by the introduction of the first-of-its-kind, premium, 100% Italian leather bag, The Anthony, carefully curated for cannabis cache and carry. The Anthony’s debut comes just in time for April 20 th, a day when cannabis is celebrated. MJ Attaché’s bags are market-disrupting; they boast patent-pending modular elements -- not found in any other bag -- that encourage a personalized cannabis experience specific to each one’s individual consumption needs. Catering to both male and female cannabis users, The Anthony’s novel magnetic, re-attachable accessories are fully customizable. Elements inside the bag can be easily added or deleted, depending on what each user prefers for their cannabis self-care ritual. Cleverly crafted by hand in Florence, Italy of the finest Italian leather, The Anthony’s features distinguish it from any other cannabis carry-all bag currently available in the market. Available in five colors, The Anthony bag includes a secure lock closure, removable smooth leather rolling tray, modular elements for customization, such as a pipe case, lighter sleeve, jar sleeve a smell-proof glass jar and a removable, adjustable crossbody strap. The combination of the leather and smell-proof jar aids in disguising odors and keep contents discreet. The MJ Attaché brand challenges outdated, inaccurate stereotypes of cannabis consumers by offering mainstream users a way to elevate their cache-and-carry preferences and experiences. Cannabis has come a long way from its prior perceptions, and MJ Attaché recognizes its broader adoption by users spanning the spectrum. Like many entrepreneurs, ideas are often spurred by personal experience. MJ Attaché is no exception. Founder Christy Fuicelli created the brand and designed its premium bag when she was personally searching for a sophisticated, safe and discreet carry-all solution for her cannabis and accessories. She came up emptyhanded when shopping for options of the same high-quality, sophistication and style to which she was accustomed. Fuicelli believed this void in the marketplace stemmed from stigmas associated with overall cannabis use and she set out to change the market landscape with the design, development and introduction of The Anthony. “I went on a crusade to create a stylish, luxury, handcrafted bag many would be proud to carry. With its impeccable style, quality Italian leather components and customizable modular system, The Anthony bag transcends the outdated “stoner” stereotypes cannabis users are often perceived as and creates the ultimate luxury cannabis experience. I travelled on this journey witnessing nearly a dozen iterations of The Anthony until I was pleased because I could not find a functional, sophisticated, stylish and well-made cannabis transport option, which sparked my interest in developing one myself,” entrepreneur Fuicelli said. “Additionally, I was determined to challenge preconceived notions relating to cannabis use stereotypes. Many people use cannabis medicinally as well as to reduce stress and anxiety and promote relaxation. For me, my cannabis use not only helped alleviate certain medical conditions but also can be directly attributed to the deep creativity it ignited in me, sparking my idea for The Anthony and other bags and accessories in the MJ Attaché product line. I am hoping adoption of The Anthony and other MJ Attaché offerings will simplify the lives of cannabis users around the world. The Anthony truly marks an entry into a market where no other bag like it exists,” Fuicelli concluded. The Anthony, with a price point of $2,150.00, can be purchased here. Looking ahead, MJ Attaché is currently developing other cannabis bag styles and accessories, which are slated for introduction into the marketplace in the latter part of 2024. About MJ Attaché Denver-based MJ Attaché is a designer and developer of high-quality, handmade Italian leather bags and accessories for the cannabis connoisseur. The luxury brand, with its moniker MJ (short for Mary Jane an alias for marijuana), was founded by entrepreneur Christy Fuicelli, a stylish cannabis user. She realized a void in the marketplace to cache and carry her cannabis in a discreet manor reflective of the luxury she enjoyed in other personal products she owned and believed this stemmed from stigmas associated with cannabis use. Determined to bridge this gap, MJ Attaché was born. Fuicelli set out to create a premium bag that would appeal to both male and female cannabis users. She spent years designing and creating beautifully crafted bags that embody elevated style, sophistication, high quality and fine craftmanship. By bringing ease and style to the cannabis industry with her bags, MJ Attaché brings the first accessory of its kind, The Anthony bag, to the marketplace. For more information, visit www.mjattache.com and connect with the Company and its products on Facebook and Instagram. Contact Details PAIRELATIONS, LLC for MJ Attaché Susan J. Turkell +1 303-766-4343 sturkell@pairelations.com

April 17, 2024 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Select Sector SPDR ETFs: A Strategic Approach to Precision Investing and Customized Portfolios

Select Sector SPDR

In the dynamic world of investing, Exchange-Traded Funds ( ETFs ) have proved to be a powerful tool for investors seeking diversification, flexibility, and potentially a more sector-driven approach. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a focused approach to sector investing, enabling investors to specifically target sectors within the broader market. This method of investment strategy is designed to arm investors with greater control and flexibility over their portfolios. Select Sector SPDR ETFs segment the S&P 500 into 11 investable sectors, covering all broad market segments. They provide access to various industries, allowing investors to craft a diversified portfolio that aligns with their unique investment goals. This approach presents an excellent opportunity for both individual and institutional investors to effectively navigate the financial markets. Each ETF comprises well-known, large-cap companies from the S&P 500, ensuring broad exposure and diversification. The transparent nature of ETFs allows for daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings, providing investors with visibility into their investments. The full lineup of Select Sector SPDR ETFs includes: Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY) Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) Industrials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) Real Estate Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLRE) Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) These ETFs provide flexible, transparent, and low-cost investment options to both retail and institutional investors. The flexibility offered by these ETFs empowers investors to make strategic adjustments in their portfolios as market conditions change. This flexibility, combined with the transparency of daily disclosure of portfolio holdings, allows investors to always be aware of where their money is invested. Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer a unique opportunity to invest in various sectors with precision and flexibility. They provide a simplified approach to sector investing, allowing investors to customize their portfolios to meet their specific investment objectives. DISCLAIMER: This is a work of research and should not be taken as investment or financial advice. Therefore, Select Sector SPDRs or the publisher is not liable for any decision made based on the publication. About the Company: Select Sector SPDR ETFs offer flexibility and customization opportunities. Many investors have similar outlooks, but no two are exactly alike. Select Sector SPDR ETFs let investors select the sectors that best meet their investment goals. DISCLOSURES The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index of 500 common stocks that is generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The index is heavily weighted toward stocks with large market capitalizations and represents approximately two-thirds of the total market value of all domestic common stocks. The S&P 500 Index figures do not reflect any fees, expenses or taxes. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses before investing. One may not invest directly in an index. Transparent ETFs provide daily disclosure of portfolio holdings and weightings All ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. Sector ETF products are also subject to sector risk and nondiversification risk, which generally will result in greater price fluctuations than the overall market. Diversification does not eliminate risk. An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, which contains this and other information, call 1-866-SECTOR-ETF (732-8673) or visit www.sectorspdrs.com. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. Media Contact: Company: Select Sector SPDRs Contact: Dan Dolan* Address: 1290 Broadway, Suite 1000, Denver, CO 80203 Country: United States Email: dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Website: https://www.sectorspdrs.com/ *Dan Dolan is a Registered Representative of ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc., a registered broker-dealer, is the distributor for the Select Sector SPDR Trust. SEL007439 EXP 5/31/24 Contact Details Dan Dolan +1 203-935-8103 dan.dolan@sectorspdrs.com Company Website https://www.sectorspdrs.com/

April 12, 2024 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Alvarez & Marsal Spring 2024 Consumer Sentiment Report Highlights Impact of Ongoing Consumer Skepticism on Spring & Summer Spending Plans

Alvarez & Marsal Consumer and Retail Group

Consumers, specifically those with higher household incomes, intend to reduce spending on essentials, experiences, gifts, and indulgences this spring The number of higher-income earners cutting back on spending to prioritize saving has increased in Spring ’24 compared to previous cycles Cost-conscious consumers are increasingly engaging in sales and second-hand shopping as a way to reduce spending Despite financial uncertainty, consumers are still eager to take vacations this year, showing resilience in their desire for leisure compared to last spring (2023) Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal’s Consumer and Retail Group (A&M CRG) released its latest consumer report, Consumer Sentiment Survey Spring 2024, which examines the influence of inflation and resulting changes in consumer spending over the last year, as well as spending outlook for the upcoming six-month timeframe. This is the sixth chapter of its bi-annual Consumer Sentiment Report, based on a survey of 1,800+ consumers matching the U.S. adult population according to gender, age, ethnicity, region and income. The report delves into shifting behaviors in response to personal finances and economic conditions. It includes insights into consumers' shopping priorities across categories, concerns about increasing prices, vacation plans, and other factors shaping purchase decisions for the upcoming spring season, among other relevant insights. “Our semi-annual survey aims to analyze the influence of ongoing economic concerns on consumer spending patterns, channel preferences, and their overall confidence in financial stability over time. Retailers can utilize the data and insights from our report to develop financial plans, efficiently manage inventory, enhance marketing campaigns, and establish pricing strategies at a category level,” stated Chad Lusk, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal’s Consumer and Retail Group. “This survey cycle reveals a growing consumer pessimism as we head into the spring season, with intentions to exercise greater caution in spending especially in higher income households.” The study found that: Consumer outlook for spring is weaker as consumers are anticipating spending less and having less money versus Fall ‘23 Consumers are planning to reduce spending across the board but show the smallest decline in spending intentions for experiences compared to Fall ‘23, with a rising number of respondents planning vacations this year In higher income brackets, there's a notable trend towards prioritizing saving over spending. In the $200K+ income bracket, the percentage of respondents prioritizing saving surged by 12% compared to Fall '23. Across various spending categories, we consistently observed the most significant decreases in desire to spend in the higher income households Higher income households are turning to second-hand shopping to save money. The number of respondents earning $100K+ who shop second-hand to save costs increased by 10% this spring. "Retailers must recognize the cautious consumer mindset and adjust strategic priorities accordingly to align with spending plans," Lusk advised. "Retailers, particularly ones servicing higher income consumers, should anticipate providing discounts and promotions across different categories as the season progresses, also while implementing flexible inventory strategies to minimize overall liabilities, given that those typically less affected by recession or inflation will be spending less.” To download a pdf of Consumer Sentiment Survey Spring 2024, please visit: https://alvarezandmarsal-crg.com/insight/consumer-sentiment-survey-spring-24/ The Alvarez and Marsal Consumer and Retail Group (CRG) is a management consulting firm that tackles the most complex challenges and advances its clients, people, and communities towards their maximum potential. CRG combines the best of A&M’s broader firm's bias toward action and practicality with deep consumer and retail industry experience. CRG partners with businesses across a wide range of categories including Food & Beverage, Beauty & Personal Care, Grocery, Mass Merchandise, and Apparel & Footwear to drive significant performance improvement. Contact Details David Schneidman dschneidman@alvarezandmarsal.com Company Website https://www.alvarezandmarsal.com/industries/retail/retail

April 10, 2024 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Make-A-Wish: Granting Wishes, Transforming Lives

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/AfM6sAZRboo Make-A-Wish stands as a beacon of light for children battling critical illnesses. Through their unwavering dedication, this remarkable organization has been transforming lives, one wish at a time. Make-A-Wish is more than just wish fulfillment; it’s an important part of the medical journey that can lead to improved medical outcomes. All of this work wouldn’t be possible without the support of countless “WishMakers” stepping up throughout the process. That’s why Make-A-Wish – with the help of celebrity supporters – is announcing a bold initiative aimed at recruiting 1 million “WishMakers” worldwide. On March 28th, a nationwide media tour was conducted featuring Leslie Motter, president and CEO, Make-A-Wish America, and Chris Campbell, a Make-A-Wish alum (i.e., former wish recipient) who had a wish granted to meet the New York Giants in 2001 while undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Chris’ wish inspired him to pursue a career as a registered nurse and complete the 2023 New York City Marathon to raise money to grant more wishes. They were joined in interviews by WWE Superstar, Cody Rhodes. Topics they discussed during the media tour included: · How Make-A-Wish was started, and the stories of previous wishes granted. · The launch of “WishMakers Wanted.” · Hearing from Make-A-Wish alum Chris about the impact of his wish being granted and how it inspired him to go into the medical field and complete the New York City Marathon. · Why Cody Rhodes choose to grant wishes and be involved with Make-A-Wish. · How people can get involved throughout World Wish Month (April) and on World Wish Day (April 29). For more information, visit wishmaker.org Additional photos are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/hjyotvf0rk10xfmtfll6s/AJL1EZ6ntlTYZ3vrgJisN34?rlkey=v7x9wsmm7k5574sqdtj8cmm4f&dl=0 Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

April 10, 2024 10:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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