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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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A STORIED CEREAL

Profile AmericaFriday, August 1st. If you shop the cereal aisle in your supermarket, you'll see dozens of brands on display, from the sugary and candy-like to high-fiber organic products. One of them has been available for well over 100 years. It was on this date in 1893 that a Denver restaurant owner, Henry Perky, received a patent for the creation shredded wheat. By 1901, he had set up an ultra-modern plant at Niagara Falls, called "the Palace of Light," to make shredded wheat, and the falls became the familiar logo of the cereal, which continues as a Nabisco product. In the U.S. today, there are 217 breakfast cereal manufacturing establishments, which combined gross over $22 billion in annual sales. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the America's Economy mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:
http://www.siskiyoudaily.com/article/20120803/NEWS/120809877?template=printart 
http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/technology/home/cookery/perky.htm 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_42I3&prodType=table NAICS 424940

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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