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Recession shopping benefits

`Lipstick effect' in full swing, sales of cosmetics rising economists say - Telegraph

Tie sales on the rise as men fear the sack - Telegraph

If times are tough, then let them eat cake (and crisps as well) - Scotsman.com News

Brands offering "comfort and nostalgia" are thriving at a time when purse-strings are being drawn. The likes of Walkers crisps and Mr Kipling cakes proved popular at the checkouts, while healthier products with heftier price tags, such as ready-mixed fruit smoothies, fared less well.

Everyone looking a bit smarter and proper food, it isn't all bad you know.


Mr Kipling... that reminds me. Mr Brown does make exceedingly good recessions!

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