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Rochelle Frank says
Exactly right! Our teacher taught us about this in the 1960s, telling us that a candy bar used to extend to the end of the wrapper, but now had room at both ends. I didn't notice other changes until the 1980s and as you say, all became smaller!
Galadriel Arwen says
And Sears, etc. are eliminating catalogues, so we will only have tree leaves. lol
Well I went to Costco to purchase TP and they raised it to $20.00 now. How high will it go?
Toilet paper costs so much! I remember a scene of Russians standing in long lines for a single roll of toilet paper in the 1980s, because of scarcity/cost. We also seem to have a shortage of Velveeta cheese, which is hard to believe. Too weird!
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That is scary, indeed. I also find that coupons available in my area require me to purchase 2 to 5 of a single item in order to receive only 35 cents to 50 cents discount. Stores used to have marked-down items on a dedicated rack, also disappearing.
Eric Dierker says
There seems to be no reason for some of these price increases!
You're right; it seems some stores implement a price increase just because they can! More and more, we are cooking from scratch and cooking simple foods, and giving up a lot of what we now consider luxury items.
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That's quite a high increase and I bet shoppers are cutting back, but some people must be suffering lack of food. I do not know how USA has a Velveeta shortage AND tons of "govt cheese" commodities in warehouses. Ohio - 6 years of corn warehoused.
Lori J Latimer says
OMG! I heard that prices are going up again in January as well, especially beef - because of a drought (?)
I have not been able to afford beef in over a year period.
Kroger's does have it's own brand of canned and other products at a discount price usually with little or no difference and even some products that are better quality than the well known brand name products. All natural Peanut butter for one.Cheese!
Thanks for that information. Kroger brands are almost always cheaper and just as good. I also like Marc's -- and Discount Drug Mart/Food Fair where prices are lower, especially the Deli.
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