Clever supermarkets have not only increased the price of their goods by up to 50 per cent but now it has been noticed that at the same time the content has decreased. The Shoppers must be thought to be stupid by these clever clots. Believe it or not people are intelligent and clever and do notice such crafty, negative changes.
Did the management really think that the Great British public did not realise what was going on? The manufacturers, surely with the agreement and co-operation of the supermarkets, have reduced the amount of each product. Now these products are from big household names. The result is that what you but is getting smaller and smaller. The packaging may not be but the contents sure are.
However, the government is not attempting to stop any such changes and neither is the Price Commission nor the Trading Standard's agency. Surely they should be aware of it and be taking action, or at least be making some protest?
This is really such a disgusting move when after all people already struggling to make ends meet. To increase prices and decrease content is pressuring people even more. How dare they?
But now comes the reasons for the changes as given by the manufacturers. Again you will not believe it.
First of all manufacturers have pointed out that they are cutting content but not increasing prices. Now this is really nice of them. What a joke? They have already added up to 50 per cent to prices not so long ago, and not during the Labour government. The prices went down then.
Now let us quote some reasons given:
- Three Carte D'or products were reduced from 1litre to 900ml because the others were already that content. Now that sounds reasonable, doesn't it?
- Ariel washing powder was reduced but they did advise the supermarket three months before. That makes a good reason, doesn't it?
- Nestle had to change the size of Cheerios Crunchers because they would not fit into the box any more. Another good reason, isn't it?
- The manufacturer of Imperial Leather stated that the customer would prefer a smaller size than a price increase. There's another good reason.
The point is that reducing the amount of content is tantamount to theft. If it is not clearly advertised it may also be classed as deception. If you have bought the same product for years you may not look at the contents of the package. However you have been warned. Make sure you keep a mental note of sizes and check before you buy. If customers swap to other alternatives perhaps the unscrupulous manufacturer's may get the message.
Tags: weights and measures, trading standards, prices increased, contents decreased, UK cost of living, UK inflation, UK supermarkets