Results for - Shrinkflation --spotlighting products that are inconspicuously shrinking right in front of our eyes thus facilitating a sneaky price in crease for the manufacturer.

2,256 voters participated in this survey

1. Were you aware that shrinkflation was occurring?

Yes
53%
1,170 votes
No
15%
331 votes
I had no idea what this was.(Shrinkflation)
26%
562 votes
I was aware , but hadn't really given it much thought.
6%
137 votes

2. Were you aware that Doritos downsized their product over an 8 year period from 11 3/4 oz. bags to 9 3/4 oz. bags?

Yes
31%
687 votes
No
39%
867 votes
Hadn't given it much thought.
22%
488 votes
Don't really care, I'll buy them anyway.
7%
158 votes

3. How about Nabisco's Wheat thins that went from a 1 pound box to a 14 oz. box. The box is slightly shorter but the price stayed the same. Were you aware?

Yes
29%
644 votes
No
54%
1,195 votes
Don't really care.
16%
361 votes

4. Downy Unstoppables first downsized in May 2019 from 13.2 oz. to 10 oz. then from there to its present 8.6 oz. Were you aware?

Yes
20%
438 votes
No
60%
1,329 votes
Don't care.
20%
433 votes

5. Charmin "ultra strong" toilet tissue from 286 sheets to 264 sheets . Were you aware ?

Yes
22%
490 votes
No
63%
1,388 votes
Don't care.
15%
322 votes

6. And finally the last of my examples , look at your Peanut Butter jar, if it has an indention in the bottom of it, then that is how the company is decreasing the amount of peanut butter in the jar while making the customer think they are getting the same amount. Were you aware?

Yes
28%
607 votes
No
61%
1,335 votes
Don't care.
12%
258 votes

7. This is just a very few examples of what is happening in the corporate world and appears to be a consistent theme in a lot of companies. How do you feel about this practice>

Seems like a sneaky practice to me.
62%
1,359 votes
It could b e classified as a "bait and switch"?
14%
318 votes
Total misrepresentation of the product?
20%
437 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
86 votes
07/19/2021 Business 2256 108 Anonymous

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