The cats were running low on dry food, so I went to get some additional food for them.
It seemed to me as I was hefting the largest bag (best value) into the cart that it went in a little easier. As I was standing in the middle of the store feeling pretty good about my apparent increase in arm strength, something dawned on me.
Maybe I shouldn’t be signing up for Mr. Universe after all!
Maybe, just like in the grocery store, they’re pulling off a price increase by shrinking the product size!
I don’t have definitive proof, but I’m pretty sure the bags used to contain eighteen pounds of food. Now they contain sixteen.
In fact, if I were to go way back, I’m pretty sure I remember getting over twenty pounds at a time back at one point. The cats have been eating the same food for quite a few years, so chances are, this isn’t the first ‘package reduction’ that they’ve done.
So, attention makers of Pro Plan cat food, if this is your latest gimmick, then shame on you for giving into the all too common practice of shrinking your package sizes as a way to rob your customers blind mask a price increase.
I wish companies would just have the guts to raise prices and leave the package sizes alone! All it does is means that I have to go to the store all the more often and still pay more in the end anyways, plus having to use more gas and time because of the more frequent trips.
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