Product Downsizing: Are You Paying More and Getting Less at the Grocery Store?

Category: Season 5


Mary Bach

Independent Consumer Advocate and Chair, AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force

Mary Bach is a nationally recognized, independent Consumer Advocate. She is also Chair of the AARP Pennsylvania Consumer Issues Task Force. She has taken her knowledge to many television outlets including the Today Show, Good Morning America, Donahue, and Dateline. She has also been featured in the pages of Good Housekeeping, Business Week, Money Magazine, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is centered around preventing fraud against older consumers.

You may have noticed a trend happening at the grocery store. Everything from bars of soap to cartons of ice cream are shrinking in size. When asked why products are being manufactured in smaller packages, the corporate response can sometimes be laugh out loud funny. Companies downsize to increase profits and most of the time shoppers don’t notice that their favorite product has changed. Consumer Advocate Mary Bach presents tales of outlandish and comical downsizing in hopes of getting viewers to pay greater attention to the products they put in their shopping cart.

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