Shrinkflation Grabs National Attention

Shrinkflation is a well-established practice of shrinking the amount of product in a package while maintaining the price, which increases the price per unit.

This tactic has been used by many food producers, and other industries as well. However, the practice has recently come under attack by many, including U.S. President Joe Biden.

Recent examples of shrinkflation include Gatorade reducing its drink size by 12%. Double-Stuffed Oreos now weigh 6% less. Some particularly interesting examples are Darigold Milk reducing the size of […]

Taco Bell’s Menu Expansion

Taco Bell plans to add over 25 items to its menu in 2024.

This is in contrast to the company’s more recent strategy of reducing the size of the menu to reduce complexity, and keep service times low.

Additions to the menu include the introduction of the Cantina Chicken menu in March 2024, which includes five items: Cantina Chicken Burrito, Cantina Chicken Taco, Cantina Chicken Quesadilla, and Cantina Chicken Bowl. The Cantina Chicken line requires five new ingredients, including […]

Boeing 737 Max Quality Problems Continue

Quality problems have plagued Boeing’s 737 Max series since it went into service in 2017.

During 2018 and 2019, two of these 737 Max planes crashed, killing 348 individuals. Following these crashes, all of the 737 Max aircrafts were grounded for approximately two years.

In 2021, Boeing signed a three-year deferred prosecution deal with the U.S. Justice Department, which included more than $2.5 billion in penalties and an agreement to fully cooperate with any investigations.

Since then, several manufacturing flaws have delayed deliveries, […]

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