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CNN reports that childcare centers continue to crop up in places that are looking for new ways to attract consumers with children.

Perfect example, according to CNN: "Kroger, the country's No. 1 supermarket chain, has outfitted 85 of its roughly 2,500 stores with free drop-in babysitting rooms equipped to care for 18-month-old toddlers to 6 year-olds. Besides the usual array of toys and Nintendo games, the rooms have a video monitor so parents can check in on their kids remotely, while wandering through the dairy section."
KC's View:
It's nice to be surprised. It was our impression that this trend was receding…but apparently, we were wrong.