Why Your Grocery Bag May Feel Lighter
Your grocery bill may not seem higher, but you may notice your bags getting lighter to carry. And itís not just your imagination.
Companies are selling food products in smaller and smaller packages in an attempt to hide price increases, as increases are predicted for raw materials in late summer, according to a report in the New York Times. This means youíll pay the same price for your bag of chips or box of pasta as you did last month, but there is less food in the package.
According to the Times, some of the companies using this strategy include Chicken of the Sea, which has five ounces of tuna instead of six; Doritos, Tostitos and Fritos, which have 20% less chips than they did in 2009; and Nabisco Premium Saltines and Honey Maid graham crackers which have 15% less crackers than their standard boxes in new "Fresh Stacks" packaging.
And also expect to feel more squeezing when buying your orange juice.
Continued: Why Your Grocery Bag May Feel Lighter - FoxBusiness.com
Black Blade: Stores are trying to be sneaky to hide price increases. Even the US Government is involved by massaging the CPI/PPI inflation data using various bogus filters like "hedonics", "seasonality", "imputed income", etc. It all adds up to the same thing - they claim there's no inflation but they simply don't count the "unimportant" expenses like food and energy. It's a big shell game designed to decieve the American people. How long can they contain it? Who knows. Not much longer I suspect because commodity prices are starting to break out higher.