Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why plus size is not good business   posted by Razib @ 6/10/2009 01:04:00 PM

Slate has a good explanation for why stores might be cutting back on plus sizes despite the fact that Americans are getting fatter. In part it has to the do with the fact that the distribution of weights is skewed to the right. The costs of production result in a focus toward the modal body size, not the mean or median. The lower limit is bounded in a way the upper is not....