With smaller print on the labels.It seems like doing this just costs even more money. Repackaging has to be more expensive than keeping the same package and raising the price, which is what they're doing anyway. Do they honestly think people don't notice the smaller packages? My wife bought some Oreo's the other day and I noticed the smaller package. Dog food bags have been getting smaller for years. The big bags used to be 50 lbs, then they went to 40, then 30, and now it's even smaller. Ice cream used to come in a half gallon size, now they are down to 1.5 qts. All this does is force people to have to buy the products more often. Why not just raise the price and quit making the packages smaller?
They could just raise the price when they need to and accomplish the same thing...
No they do not. Americans do everything to excess that's what makes us great.Pretty sure it's been going on for while. Not sure I care: cost per unit is where it is at. And I also don't expect things to get cheaper with time. Especially not when it's well known that inflation is occurring.
Not sure that other countries buy in bulk like we do.
Yes hostess is nothing like it used to be. I used to LOVE the cupcakes with the squiggly white line on top, if you got it while it was fresh the topping was actually a little crispy, years ago the product was ruined The new preservatives as the cake would get old actually made the topping a squishy chocolate, it was disgusting and now they cut the size in half. Even though I don’t eat that type of stuff anymore it was sometime ago that they made the change.My father retired from Hostess Cake and as a kid in the 70’s and 80’s that’s all I ate. When I look at Hostess products at the store today, they are about half the size they use to be. The crazy thing about it though is the expiration date on today‘s products. Back in the 70’s and 80’s Hostess Cake products had a 7 day expiration date, management took expired product on the shelves very seriously back then.
1/2 of the population has below average intelligence, and the other 1/2 has above average intelligence. They only need to take advantage of the below average crowd to win.They can either raise prices or keep prices the same and give you less product. It's almost an insult to someone's intelligence when they shrink the packaging like you're not going to notice.
I'd say it's more like 60/40, or even 70/30, with the lower intelligence group being larger...1/2 of the population has below average intelligence, and the other 1/2 has above average intelligence. They only need to take advantage of the below average crowd to win.
So it actually probably makes it worse because even two smaller packages of Oreos is probably more than one smaller package. And two 1.5 quarts of ice cream is still more than a half gallon of ice cream.Just so we're square, no amount of package downsizing is going to change my intake. I will just end up buying more packages...