LIFE’S STOCK EXCHANGE
What’s hot and what’s not this week
1 Evening wear
Men’s suits and jackets are making a comeback thanks to smart celebrities such as Gary Barlow, with department stores reporting a rise in sales.
Celebrity chef Yotam Ottolenghi describes it as ‘one of the most exciting vegetables in the world’; sales at M&S are up by a whopping 68 per cent in a year.
3 Yellow beetroot
Speaking of vegetables, a variety of the beetroot that won’t stain is now available — but you’ll have to grow it yourself. The seeds are available to mail order from dobies.co.uk, £1.49 (€1.80) for 200 seeds.
1 Sunday lunch
The traditional get-together could become too expensive for cash-strapped families as the price of beef, vegetables, gravy granules and various roast dinner trimmings have soared by up to 30 per cent.
2 Men’s Grooming
With beards back in fashion – Prince Harry, Ryan Gosling – it’s no wonder sales of razors, moisturisers and aftershave lotion plummeted last year.
We’re saying B4N – ‘bye for now’ – to the mobile phone service, with twice as many messages now being sent via apps such as WhatsApp and Viber.