Shrinking packaging a sneaky way to charge more

By Eleanor Nelson

It’s not news that people are getting bigger. We’ve read the statistics on American who are fat or obese- more than 30 pounds overweight.

Bigger portions on everything from hamburgers to Cokes to popcorn are blamed plug bigger portions of time spent in front of the TV instead of at the gym.

Eleanor Nelson

But this isn’t a column about America’s weight problem.

While portions in the fast food lane have been getting bigger, portions in the grocery store lanes have been shrinking.

Take for example a 1-pound can of coffee. There is no such thing anymore – at least I couldn’t find one. The [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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