This Week’s Cartoon: “Incredible Shrinking Groceries”

Jen Sorensen writes:

I noticed while buying orange juice that the Fred Meyer store brand had a big notice on the carton saying “STILL 64 OUNCES!” I was like, Whoa! Are half-gallons of OJ no longer half-gallons? Sure enough, other brands had gone down to 59 oz. Apparently last winter’s freeze damaged Florida orange crops , making juice more expensive. It will be interesting to see if OJ goes back to true half-gallons in the future, if we have a milder winter. Yet it’s not just juice — I’ve seen all sorts of products shrink slightly over the past few years. This is a separate issue from super-sizing, which tends to occur with cheap, crappy non-food. Seems like a dollar buys you ever more junk food and ever less real nourishment. It’s a market force in the wrong direction, and I don’t see it going the other way anytime soon.

Continued here at Jen Sorensen’s blog:
This Week’s Cartoon: “Incredible Shrinking Groceries”

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