Higher Food Prices and Shrinking Food Packages

Higher Food Prices and Shrinking Food Packages

Pasta, sugar and paper towels are arriving on store shelves in smaller packages. As the price of raw materials increases, producers are saving money by shrinking sizes. Passing higher commodity costs on to consumers and other marketing trends.

Pasta, sugar and paper towels are arriving on store shelves in smaller packages. As the price of raw materials increases, producers are saving money by shrinking sizes. Passing higher commodity costs on to consumers and other marketing trends.

Guests

Catherine Rampell

economics reporter, New York Times

Bob Young

chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation

Scott Faber

vice president, the Grocery Manufacturers Association

Ben Popken

managing editor of consumerist.com

Rebecca Hamilton

associate professor of marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

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