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Food Products: It's official - They're getting smaller and smaller.

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  • Nov 9th, 2017 10:54 pm
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People you gotta send a message to these companies, STOP buying the products.
Go back to basic groceries, and stop buying processed food.
Veggies, fruits, meat and Bread/flour...........stop buying overpriced junkfood. That'll teach em
If you keep buying they will keep shrinking the size and increase the price.

Wait till the min. wage thingy causes steep price increase on EVERYTHING
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I'm not 100% sure but I think Flamingo chicken wings got upped from 700g to 760g
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apnayloags wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 12:50 pm
Go back to basic groceries, and stop buying processed food.
Veggies, fruits, meat and Bread/flour...........stop buying overpriced junkfood. That'll teach em
If you keep buying they will keep shrinking the size and increase the price.
They do it with fresh products as well though, via another tactic.
Produce such as cabbage, turnips, squash, etc. used to be sold per item.
Now they sell it per pound.
That change is fairly recent too, like 2-3 years.
Some stores started doing it earlier, but pretty much all have jumped on that bandwagon now. (it might vary regionally?)

There is an argument that a large cabbage should cost more than a small one, but the way they have done it actually amounts to a large price increase.
An average cabbage should should cost the same whether sold each or by weight.
Done fairly, I could accept this, as many products are sold by weight.
However, by weight has amounted to a tripling of price.

This time of year there is an abundance of squash products available due to the harvest time.
As a result, you used to see prices like $.99/squash.
Now it's .99/lb, and an equivalent squash costs $3.
That isn't a natural increase in costs such as inflation.
That's gouging and trickery.
They rely on people just seeing a price, but not seeing quantity .
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Hey? Just noticed recently (may have happened a while ago) that while Nestle frozen dessert Super sandwiches are still 200 ml, one of their main competitors has chosen to
go smaller, but maybe for the better.
Klondike is no longer a "frozen dessert sandwich"
it is now a "light vanilla ice cream sandwich" (as in, real ice cream sandwich now, not frozen dessert)
HOWEVER
instead of being 150 ml, it is now only 135 ml for the SAME $2.99 + tax at my local corner store.

The product is smaller now, but at least it's a real ice cream sandwich up against Nestle's Frozen dessert super sandwich.
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Our dog's Milk Bones have increased in price - but they were sneaky about it. The price has more than doubled but they are now sold in a larger box. Except the box isn't twice as large as before. So, you are paying more than before.

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