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honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 14, 2022 09:05AM
....'shrinkflation' strikes again.....just announced....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....they also just shrunk Gatorade from 32 to 28 ounces.....


.....if you go to the Consumer World link in article, you will see other products that have recently shrunken.....


From 5 fewer Doritos to shrunken Gatorade bottles, here are the insidious ways companies are charging the same amount for less stuff

Everyday products like Doritos and paper towels are experiencing "shrinkflation."

The companies that makes these products are reducing the amount you get, but not lowering prices.

Shrinkflation is a side-effect of inflation, which is being boosted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

....Perhaps more than any other economic concept, inflation is felt in real-time by everyone.

The cost of gas rises, as does the cost of most consumer goods, and you're reminded of that reality every day.

"Shrinkflation," however, offers companies a more insidious way to hide those rising costs from people.

Would you notice if, say, a bag of Doritos had five fewer chips? How about if your roll of Bounty paper towels contained a handful fewer sheets? The price is the same, of course, you just get less.

PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble are betting you won't.

Both companies, alongside dozens of others documented by Consumer World, have enacted "shrinkflation" on a variety of major consumer goods: Everything from Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to Gatorade to Charmin toilet paper.

Many of these size changes are subtle, like making candy bars sold in multipacks smaller than ones being sold individually, or changing the shape of their products so you can barely notice the difference in weight.

Gatorade, for instance, was given a sleek new bottle design alongside a decrease in volume from 32 to 28 ounces — a price jump of about 14% that most Gatorade drinkers probably didn't notice.


"Basically we redesigned the bottle," a PepsiCo representative told Quartz. "It's more aerodynamic and it's easier to grab. The redesign generates a new cost and the bottles are a little bit more expensive … this is only a matter of design."

Procter & Gamble-owned Charmin toilet paper also saw a reduction by about 20 sheets-per-roll — part of a decades-long reduction in toilet paper roll size, as tracked by Consumer World.

Rather than shrinking their products, public companies like PepsiCo have two other options when facing inflation: Raise prices, which could result in fewer sales, or accept lower profits on existing sales, which will assuredly upset shareholders.

Given the options, it's no surprise that so many choose shrinkflation.

Inflation, meanwhile, is on the rise faster than at any point in over 30 years. That's according to the Consumer Price Index, which the US Bureau of Labor Statistics uses to monitor inflation.

Rising labor costs and ingredients prices, combined with soaring demand and a shipping crisis, are among the many reasons for the ongoing inflation issues.

Broadly, the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the global economy, and Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine has had a more recent impact on the global oil market due to Russia's role as an oil producer.

What this means for the average person, of course, is higher prices per gallon at the pump and less toilet paper for the same amount you used to pay.



smaller.....in size......?!



recent package.....shrinkage......as per Consumer World....?!



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Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2022 09:44AM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per Doritos bag....
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 14, 2022 09:22AM
They might as well stop selling those little snack bags then.
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per Doritos bag....
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: March 14, 2022 09:22AM
I remember talking to a friend on Facebook; her and her daughter were waiting for their flight at an airport. She told her daughter, "I know, I know" and I asked what was up. Her daughter had just bought a bag of Funyuns and was complaining there were only 4 rings in the bag.



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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per Doritos bag....
Posted by: MikeF
Date: March 14, 2022 09:32AM
Pretty soon when you open the bag, you'll get a whiff of the smell of Doritos. No actual Doritos, however.
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per Doritos bag....
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 14, 2022 09:47AM
Tackling obesity through portion control. It's for your own good!
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: clay
Date: March 14, 2022 09:48AM
now I want some Doritos
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: March 14, 2022 10:45AM
Hey, I'm all behind downsizing if that means someday I'll be able to fit the Costco TP brick in my car.
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: testcase
Date: March 14, 2022 11:34AM
Been going on for YEARS. Half gallon of ice cream now only 48 oz. 180 facial tissues instead of 200 are two examples that come quickly to mind. LOTS more can be found if you look.
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: wurm
Date: March 14, 2022 11:57AM
I'm just shocked that anyone actually counted the chips! And I thought I had OCD.
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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per Doritos bag....
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: March 14, 2022 12:12PM
The new Birds Eye bagged frozen veggie packages have so little in them that they feel empty when I pick them up.



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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: March 14, 2022 12:13PM
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testcase
Been going on for YEARS. Half gallon of ice cream now only 48 oz. 180 81 facial tissues instead of 200 are two examples that come quickly to mind. LOTS more can be found if you look.

FTFY.



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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 14, 2022 12:31PM
Those 5.x oz yogurts aren't even worth the effort any more. HUGE waste of plastic too.

I have noticed that store brands frequently are full sized packages, like full pounds instead on 12 or 14 oz. Etc.



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Re: honey, I shrunk 'da kids?!....there will be 5 less chips per 'Doritos' bag....
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 14, 2022 01:53PM
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Racer X
Those 5.x oz yogurts aren't even worth the effort any more. HUGE waste of plastic too.

I have noticed that store brands frequently are full sized packages, like full pounds instead on 12 or 14 oz. Etc.

On store brands I have noticed they may drop to the new size a few months after the name brands. But few of the store brands I see in this area do that for longer than that
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