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Shrinking liquid detergent

Persil have shrinkflated their liquid detergent products from 25 40 60 washes down to 24 38 57 washes. Their website hasn't been updated yet but the new products have appeared on Tesco's website.

They haven't reduced the size of a wash (it's still 35ml) but the initial price for 38 washes is £8.00 whereas 40 washes only costs £7.00. At over £6 per litre this is significantly more expensive than the usual special offer prices of £3.33 to £3.57 per litre.

Shrinking toilet paper

Less than two years since they last did it, ASDA have applied shrinkflation to their own brand toilet paper "Shades So Soft" again. This time the sheets are shorter and you get fewer of them. In April you could buy 24 rolls with a total area of 63.20m² for £8.00 but from May the same 24 rolls (also £8.00) have a total area of only 59.18m². That's 1½ rolls less paper for the same price. We're now down over 2 whole rolls of paper since 2016.

Contents: 24 rolls, 2 ply tissue. Average 210 sheets per roll. Sheet size 120mm x 104.5mm. Total area 63.20m².
63.20m² for £8.00 (2018-04-02)
Contents: 24 rolls, 2 ply tissue. Average 200 sheets per roll. Sheet size 118mm x 104.5mm. Total area 59.18m².
59.18m² for £8.00 (2018-05-02)

They're still advertising it as Bigger Pack Better Value too.

Shrinking toilet paper

ASDA are at it again with the shrinkflation, this time with their own brand toilet paper "Shades So Soft". In August you could buy 24 rolls with a total area of 65.18m² for £8.00 but from September the same 24 rolls (also £8.00) have a total area of only 63.20m². That's about ¾ of a roll less paper for the same price.

Contents: 24 rolls, 2 ply tissue. Average 210 sheets per roll. Sheet size 122mm x 106mm. Total area 65.18m².
65.18m² for £8.00 (2016-08-12)
Contents: 24 rolls, 2 ply tissue. Average 210 sheets per roll. Sheet size 120mm x 104.5mm. Total area 63.20m².
63.20m² for £8.00 (2016-09-19)

Shrinking shampoo bottles

Alberto Balsam have brought out "new" 350ml bottles of shampoo that ASDA sell for the same price (£1) as the previous 400ml bottles, so you now pay the same price for less. What makes it worse is that when they originally replaced the ASDA branded product with the Alberto Balsam equivalent, it had a "same 400ml fill" label despite it being smaller than the 500ml ASDA version.

ASDA Essentials Coconut Shampoo (500ml) [Source: mySupermarket.co.uk]
500ml
£0.80 (2013)
Alberto Balsam Coconut and Lychee Shampoo (400ml) [Source: Tesco]
400ml
£1.00 (2015)
Alberto Balsam Coconut and Lychee Shampoo (350ml) [Source: Ocado]
350ml
£1.00 (2016)

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