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(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?