America’s Shrinking Groceries

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Date: June 30th, 2008

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American supermarkets are epics of excess: it often seems like every item in the store comes in a “Jumbo” size or has “Bonus!” splashed across the label. But is it possible that the amount of food Americans are buying is, in fact… shrinking? Well, yes. Soaring commodity and fuel prices are driving up costs for manufacturers; faced with a choice between raising prices (which consumers would surely notice) or quietly putting fewer ounces in the bag, carton or cup (which they generally don’t) manufacturers are choosing the latter. This month, Kellogg’s started shipping Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops, Froot Loops and Honey Smacks containing an average of 2.4 fewer ounces per box. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceMountain Gear
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One Response to “America’s Shrinking Groceries”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    They’ve been doing this for a while now.
    I’m disgusted everytime I buy food & see just how little food I get for my $$$.
    I used to buy 1 pound of Jennie O ground turkey for $1.99, now its $2.29 for 12.5 ounces.
    I gave up buying cereal a long time ago. I didn’t want to have to take out a second mortgage to have breakfast….

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