It is a sign of the times.
I always purchase this spaghetti sauce when my store has it on
special 10 for $10, sometimes it can be on sale for even less.
It's not my normal brand but it's pretty
good and great to store away in bulk.
Do you see something different about the can on the left?
Yep, when I pulled out a can from storage and compared it to
the newly purchased can there is a size difference.
Not so much that you would immediately notice, especially
if you are in a hurry or distracted.
I'm not singling out this brand either.
You can see this in many other products on store shelves.
Watch the size of cereal boxes, check how much larger the cardboard
core of toilet paper is, compare weights and measurements with
products you have tucked in the back of your cabinets.
Expenses have increased but they can't easily pass along a price increase
so the keep the price the same or close and then reduce the size just a little bit.
Over the course of thousands and thousands of sales, it adds up.
This is a 10% reduction.
Don't think this means the company is raking it in-
they still have fixed costs to cover: salaries, benefits packages, taxes, packaging, transportation, promotional allowances, advertising, etc. They may be barely breaking even as the dollar is devalued and costs rise. But you should be aware of these slight changes so you can make wise purchases and get the most value for your money.
Here is a link from 2011 reviewing this product, notice
that they mention the standard size of 26.5 oz.
Size The net weight of the standard - sized container of Hunt's Traditional Pasta Sauce is 26.5 ounces. According to the product's nutrition facts label, the container holds about six 1/2 cup servings of sauce.
I doubt it will get any better so you may want to stock up
when you find a great sale or take advantage of canning and
dehydrating when you grow or come across some great vegetables.