Monday, January 4, 2010

Condoms and canned goods

What's the last thing people want in a recession? More kids, apparently. According to data-tracking firm the Nielsen Co., dollar sales of products in the "family planning" category, which include condoms and over-the-counter female contraceptives, were up 10.2%. In fact unit sales were up 1.5%, which indicates that consumers are willing to pay higher prices today to prevent crib expenses tomorrow. This is an article run my Time Magazine in mid-2009, but it's full of observations and advice. Read more, click here

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