THIS article about packaging getting smaller again as prices rise. We saw this when that hurricane slammed into the Texas refineries a few years ago and gas prices went over $4 a gallon. I distinctly remember diaper packaging was much smaller and the prices were much higher.
U.S. food prices have been rising
in the last year, but it seems the growth is only just beginning. A
sharp jump in commodities' prices this year will soon result in sticker
shock for American consumers. Large food companies have recently announced that they will raise the
prices they charge grocery retailers for commodities-based products. For
example, a chocolate bar will cost more soon: Hershey last week
announced a 10% increase for most of its confectionery goods.