Inflation is a concern for 2011 here in the United States. When grocery prices go up, that tight budget gets even tighter. Unfortunately, prices are going up and product sizes are getting smaller in some instances. Of course this isn’t the case across the board, but a recent article on CNNMoney.com looks at shrinking product sizes.
Here’s a quick list of the ten products examined in the article and the before and after product sizes:
- Ivory Dish Detergent – 30 oz. to 24 oz.
- Tropicana Orange Juice – 64 oz. to 59 oz.
- Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream – 16 oz. to 14 oz.
- Kraft American Cheese – 24 slices to 22 slices
- Kirkland (Costco) Paper Towels – 96.2 sq. ft. to 85 sq. ft.
- Scott Toilet Tissue – 115.2 sq. ft. to 104.8 sq. ft.
- Lanacane First Aid Spray – 113 grams to 99 grams
- Chicken of the Sea Salmon – 3 oz. to 2.6 oz.
- Classico Pesto – 10 oz. to 8.1 oz.
- Hebrew National Franks – 12 oz. to 11 oz.
When you pick up that bottle of Ivory Dish Detergent, you don’t see a big label that says “Now with 6 fewer ounces!” You may even think you’re getting more because the redesigned bottle looks bulkier. Instead, you’re getting about 20% less dish soap than you were before.
Read the entire article: Your favorite products – now 20% smaller.