On store shelves, stealthy shrinking of containers keeps prices from rising
Quantities of peanut butter, soap and other products are reduced to keep up with rising costs. Shoppers may not know they're getting less for their money.
By Jerry Hirsch
Los Angeles Times
It is hard to spot what happened this year in the peanut butter aisles of local supermarkets.
But a careful look at the jars of Skippy on the shelves may reveal a surprise. The prices are about the same, but the jars are getting smaller.