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Old 04-17-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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The company would not risk ‘shrinking’ the product (re-tooling costs, etc…) if there was no demand for that particular product. I disagree that the concept of Inflation is pure & simple as well.

Of course when inflation lingers on then the company can increase the size & brag to consumers that they’re getting 25% more for the same price. I call that: the way the economy works.
If you don't believe me maybe you'll believe The Washington Post?

Consumer Prices: The Grocery Shrink Ray - washingtonpost.com

Inflation means an increase in price, not an increase in goods. Your second paragraph leads me to believe you think it's the latter.

As inflation lingers on the cost of goods will go up, or rather the cost of goods per unit will go up. Whether or not they are still sold in the same packaging remains to be seen. However the past suggests that they will not be.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: 3rd Rock fts
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actually I know two products that have been shrunk, next time at the store take a look. Cheez-its and fritos
I think you misunderstood me? I consider Cheez-its and fritos products' definitely in demand!

Let’s take a can of coffee. Years ago all companies ‘shrunk’ their coffee cans from 16oz. to 13oz. Even if the percentage of people drinking coffee stayed the same, the increase in population would have a ‘built in’ increase in demand. So, theoretically there’s minimal risk in ‘shrinking’ the can.

I’m not saying I’m right or wrong but just to think about it. Notice that most of the CD posts are using food items as an example.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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i notice that i can't jam myself into size 3 pants now so i think that clothes are shrinking too.

Last edited by floridasandy; 04-19-2010 at 01:25 PM..
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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I have noticed that the product packaging has been getting smaller over a period of time. This has been going on for a while now, but as soon as those gas prices shot up to $5.00 a gallon all the food prices shot up too. They have not declined. I have stopped buying a lot of prepackaged foods, except for condiments and rice and pasta. I buy the store brands (I only shop at Krogers, our best grocery store here). I have found that their products are just as good as name brands, or I buy on sale and stock up.
Honestly, it won't hurt us to cut back on serving size, but I don't like paying the same (or more) for less.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:37 AM
 
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They just aren't doing it with prices... they are trying to be slick about it... Things are about half the size for the same price... anyone else notice this?

Yes, cans are alf full, chip bag too .

"Off the subject" Ever tried to fry potatos in the can, they will swink to almost nothing, we did it tonight for something fast to cook . These are not POTATOES !
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:51 PM
 
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HappyTexan wrote:
Food and gas and utilities are increasing.
Our paychecks are not.
No argument about line one, but while the line about the paychecks may be true in a general way, it does not apply across the board. After a 3.5 yr wage freeze I was recently granted a 23% raise. It's not all doom and gloom, at least in my world for the time being.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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That was a good washingtonpost article.

They said product changes can disguise shrinkage, like tropicana's "Easy pour lid" (which conceals that they decreased the amount by 7 oz).

-I think they're even craftier. The edges of containers get rounded. What does the inside of a bottle of Tide look like? I bet there's nothing in there. Even worst than a bag of potato chips with 1/2 hair.

-The candy is extremely crafty. I think they not only shrunk the size, but they shrunk the amount inside, plus they vaccum seal it, so when you're holding it at the market, it seems like a full bag. But when you open it, it's 40% full. That's just weird.

Same with the potato chips with graphics at the top of the bag that disguise the air inside, haha.

-Wth ice cream, I bet the inside of the container is rounded and not as full as older sizes. Similar with shampoo.

-Paper towels probably arent made as well, and are lighter. On top of less towels in a roll.

The trash bags in the article, 96 to 80, probably arent as made as well. So it's really like 70 bags that tear as easily as the old 96.

-Also, cereal boxes are thinner. Do you ever notice how thin they've gotten?
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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That happened years ago to coffee.
Along with the 12oz pound of bacon....
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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That was a good washingtonpost article.

They said product changes can disguise shrinkage, like tropicana's "Easy pour lid" (which conceals that they decreased the amount by 7 oz).

-I think they're even craftier. The edges of containers get rounded. What does the inside of a bottle of Tide look like? I bet there's nothing in there. Even worst than a bag of potato chips with 1/2 hair.

-The candy is extremely crafty. I think they not only shrunk the size, but they shrunk the amount inside, plus they vaccum seal it, so when you're holding it at the market, it seems like a full bag. But when you open it, it's 40% full. That's just weird.

Same with the potato chips with graphics at the top of the bag that disguise the air inside, haha.

-Wth ice cream, I bet the inside of the container is rounded and not as full as older sizes. Similar with shampoo.

-Paper towels probably arent made as well, and are lighter. On top of less towels in a roll.

The trash bags in the article, 96 to 80, probably arent as made as well. So it's really like 70 bags that tear as easily as the old 96.

-Also, cereal boxes are thinner. Do you ever notice how thin they've gotten?
"Even worst than a bag of potato chips with 1/2 hair."

Well I hope my potato chips aren't 1/2 hair...LOL
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:05 AM
 
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i notice that i can't jam myself into size 3 pants now so i think that clothes are shrinking too.
Floridasandy, I hate to tell you this, but.....

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