Food prices may be on the rise, but the quality of the food many Americans eat today is lower than it was in the past. Unfortunately, consumer watchdog groups arenâ€™t necessarily persuading us otherwise.
Rip-offs at the grocery store
Itâ€™s bad enough that you have to wait in line behind six people counting coupons ahead of you, because the store canâ€™t design a better system for to save customers money on overpriced food items. To add insult to injury, many stores actually put packaged goods on their shelves for which the customer pays more for air than anything edible.
The quantity of the food you buy is its true value, and a bag of mostly air is not a fair quantity of food by any stretch of the imagination. Yet major grocery stores behave as if this is a great deal for the consumer. Why would they sell such products, if they did not believe that? [Read more…]