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Abercrombie for Kindergarten Kids

Until they’re in their early 20s, most kids want to dress in a way that makes them look older than they really are. Particularly girls. Teens want to look like college students. Tweens want to look like teens. Now, that trend is getting even younger.

Observations

Cheap Food Era ‘Over’

The era of cheap food is over, with prices likely to rise significantly in the coming decades, according to a new report.

Cell Block Call Centre

A high-security prison near Hyderabad, India is training its inmates to become ‘outsourcing providers’ for local firms and international clients.DNA

DIY DNA

UK retailer Boots has started selling home DNA testing kits.

Equal Opportunities in the Air

PC Air, a new Thai airline, is hiring transsexuals as air hostesses.

Beer

Teetotallers on the Rise

According to figures from the UK’s Office for National Statistics, drinking levels have been declining since the 1990s and now one in six adults are teetotal.

Retail Market

We deal in market retail science, not therapy. Four out of five of the world’s most successful retailers use Mintel to develop their offerings, understand their competitors’ shoppers and manage their suppliers.

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