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Play with your food? Kraft Heinz and Big G Creative now selling a new variety game pack at Target

Play with your food? Kraft Heinz and Big G Creative now selling a new variety game pack at Target

This new Kraft Heinz product might be non-perishable, but don’t plan on storing it in the pantry.


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Kraft Heinz has teamed up with game publisher Big G Creative to create a set of three games inspired by iconic food brands Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Heinz Ketchup and Jell-O.

The Kraft Heinz Variety Game Pack is now for sale at Target and, Big G Creative shared exclusively with USA TODAY. It will normally sell for $19.99 but through Oct. 17 is on sale for $16.99.

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“As more families are spending a lot of time at home, they’re looking for more things to do, new games and activities,” Steven Anne, creative director at Big G Creative, told USA TODAY. “When I think of Kraft Heinz I think of them bringing playfulness to the dinner table and we really wanted to bring that same spirit and the look of the games themselves.”

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Puzzles and games have been popular items amid the coronavirus and early on in the pandemic, there were shortages of the toys.

The games – the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Game, Jell-O Jiggler Slap Game and Heinz Ketchup Dice Game – also look like the food packaging.

Each game takes about 20 minutes to play and is recommended for ages 8 and older. 

There’s an easy way to get a headstart in each of the games. The player who most recently ate Jell-O or the pasta dish or used ketchup goes first, according to the

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Buy Surging Sleep Number (SNBR) Stock as Housing Market Play?

Buy Surging Sleep Number (SNBR) Stock as Housing Market Play?

Shares of Sleep Number SNBR have soared 110% in the last six months to more than double the Home Furnishing-Appliance Market, as people upgrade their living spaces during the pandemic. More importantly, home buying is surging amid the record-low mortgage rates and a desire for more space during the coronavirus.

Sleep Number is set to release its Q3 FY20 results on Wednesday, October 14. So should investors consider buying the high-end bed firm’s stock as a longer-term bet on the housing market?

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U.S. home sales surged 10.5% on an annual basis in August, which came after July’s huge growth that represented the strongest monthly gain ever recorded, dating back to 1968. And now the housing market is finally being driven by millennials, which has industry analysts projecting a multi-year boom for the market, as the largest portion of the generation start to get married and have kids.

For instance, the Construction sector is one of only two of the 16 Zacks sectors that is projected to post earnings growth in the third quarter, with it expected to climb 11%—compared to the Medical sector’s 0.7% and the overall S&P 500’s projected -22.3% decline (also read: Q3 Bank Earnings in the Spotlight Next Week).

Sleep Number itself is not an exact proxy for the broader home market, but it does stand to benefit. The company, which makes high-end adjustable beds, memory foam mattresses, kids beds, bedding, pillows and more is a solid way to play the overall housing market expansion. On top of that, more people are paying attention to their health and self care during the coronavirus, and sleeping plays a vital role.

Sleep Number topped our estimates last quarter, even though its revenue slipped due to pandemic-related store closures. The company noted in its mid-July report that

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How To Play The Cannabis Bull Market

How To Play The Cannabis Bull Market

A year ago, the cannabis industry was struggling with the challenge of the vaping crisis, which effectively shut down access to capital for most companies in the sector. As we entered the year, I was optimistic about a few things, including the launch of adult-use cannabis in Illinois, which I discussed here and an “underappreciated catalyst” that wasn’t receiving much attention. Then, the pandemic hit, which appeared to be a much greater threat than the vaping crisis. By May, though, it was clear that we were in a bull market, and I shared three reasons in this space in July to be bullish looking ahead, including the booming demand for cannabis, more states legalizing and potential federal regulatory reform.

Here we are in October, and, while the market has rallied sharply from its lows in March, we remain down substantially year-to-date per the New Cannabis Ventures Global Cannabis Stock Index:

The exact trajectory of the market likely depends upon how events unfold over the next few months, but I continue to believe that we are in a sustainable bull market, especially for American stocks. It’s not possible to give an exact playbook at this time, but I wanted to share some ideas about how to go about investing in cannabis stocks in the months ahead.

Stay on Top of Sub-Sectors

Several months ago, I suggested that cannabis stocks were no longer trading in unison and discussed 10 Sub-Sectors that I employ when I am looking at the sector. This year has seen some stark differences. For example, many American cannabis operators are up year-to-date, while almost all Canadian licensed producers are down. Within Canada, the retailers have substantially outperformed the LPs. I find

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