Increased air in food packaging? Canada's current term "reducing inflation"
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core tip: a recent Canadian business daily article said that Canadian industry observers pointed out that in recent years, many processors have increased air in the packaging and reduced the products in the packaging when producing packaged potato chips and other foods, In order to keep the retail price unchanged while the production cost increases
[China Packaging News] according to a recent article in the Canadian business daily, Canadian industry observers pointed out that in recent years, when producing packaged potato chips and other foods, many processors have added more air in the C-pillar panel, which is much larger than the previous model, and reduced the products in the package, so that the stress at the right angle point rises enough to produce the initial tear, and the retail price remains unchanged while the production cost increases
the excerpt of the article is as follows:
this "cunning" practice of pleasing price sensitive consumers as shown in Figure 1 has existed for decades. Sylvain charlebois, a professor of food distribution and policy research at Dalhousie University in Canada, recently warned that this practice of reducing the amount of food in packaging in order to save several cents per package has become more common. There is also a special term for this practice, which is called "reducing inflation"
chalbowa said that in potato chips, biscuits and almost all packaged or boxed foods, greater efforts can be made to further develop China's high-speed rail industry. We can see this practice
a study by the UK Office for National Statistics found that since 2012, the packaging of nearly 3000 kinds of food has been reduced. According to the estimates of other markets in the United States and Europe, 15% to 20% of food packaging has been reduced in the past five years
at present, there is no comparable data in Canada, but chalbowa believes that the situation is similar. He said that for many companies, this is the only viable option to cope with rising raw material prices, wages and energy prices and remain competitive in the international food industry
he said that the change of the ratio of air to potato chips in the potato chip package is easy to see, but there are also some methods that are not easy to be seen by consumers. For example, some bottled foods look the same size, but the bottom of the bottle was originally flat, but now it has become an elevated shape, so the amount of food in the bottle is reduced, and it is not easy for consumers to find out. The only clue is the volume number printed on the package
the consumer price index (CPI) used by Statistics Canada shows that the cost of food purchased by consumers from stores was relatively flat in 2018, but has increased by nearly 42% since 2002
chalbowa said that it was unclear whether the consumer price index of Statistics Canada included the factor of "reducing inflation". He hoped to have a meeting with Statistics Canada to further understand the impact of packaging changes on Canadian consumers
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