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Food in small packages

(article, Culinate staff)

Over the last several months, we've read about manufacturers making package sizes smaller in an effort to shore up profits in an era of rising costs — and indeed, we've taken note of shrinking ice-cream cartons. Wisegeek explains the process of '"short a strategy whereby less product is sold although packaging may stay constant or shrink only minimally. According to the article, manufacturers aren't required to draw attention to these changes; it's up to us consumers to pay attention. Tell us: Have you noticed you're getting less food for the same cost? Do you resent this? Or do you find that it's a good way to eat less ice cream (or chips or whatever), as one commenter posted on the Accidental Hedonist blog?