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Have you noticed that many grocery store items are getting smaller in size but still the same price?
Uncle Sam is also aware of this unfortunate trend called “shrinkflation”. Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) truck The grocery store product category with the most cases of shrinkflation.
Below are the types of groceries most frequently subject to shrinkflation between January 2015 and December 2021, according to recently released BLS data.
1. Household paper products
Size-down products in this product category from 2015 to 2021: 1.79%
Household paper product sizes are shrinking more often than any other type of commodity.
Size-down products in this product category from 2015 to 2021: 0.54%
Snacks are another product where shrinkflation is prevalent.
In 2022, discerning shoppers will Bag of Doritos Shrinks from 9.75 ounces to 9.25 ounces. That’s a drop of about 5 chips per bag.
3. Sweet buns, coffee cakes, donuts (non-frozen)
Size-down products in this product category from 2015 to 2021: 0.37%
Even makers of sweets such as sweet rolls, coffee cakes and donuts have taken a sour note by shrinking their products while keeping prices down.
For more information on shrinkflation, see 4 Ways Shoppers Can Fight Shrinkflation at the Grocery Store.
Other types of groceries subject to shrinkflation
Other categories that have seen significant shrinkflation include:
- Tea: 0.27%
- Infant diapers: 0.25%
- Pies, tarts, turnovers (non-frozen): 0.25%
- Coffee: 0.2%