Thursday, July 14, 2011

Are Shoppers Fooled by Size of Food Products when Comparing Prices

Many manufacturers are continually changing the sizes of their products. Are you the shopper fooled by sizes of food products when comparing prices.  Next time you go to your local supermarket have a look at the sizes of each brand of product that you want to buy.

For instance you may want to buy a tin of baked beans and there are three different brands available on the shelf. They all look the same size on the shelf; but are they? If you take a closer look you will see that one is 400grams one 420grams and the other is 425 grams.  Why are they all different weights?
I understand that all vegetables do not weigh the exact same although I still believe that baked beans, kidney beans, or say Lima beans should weigh close to the same.  If you look at the picture you can see I am using three tinned examples as I did not have three tins of the same products in my cupboard at time of writing this article.

This also occurs in small goods products like bacon and cold meats. If you would like to read about other supermarket things you need to be aware of read Powers to be taking control

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