Amazon is upping the ante in the UK grocery scene.

From chocolates to toilet paper to juices, more than 2,500 products got smaller in the UK since 2012

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Manufacturers made 2,529 products smaller in the UK between 2012 and 2017, while only 614 became bigger.

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Amazon is upping the ante in the UK grocery scene.
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Most of those products were foods. Boxes of Tropicana juice lost some 250 ml and packets of Maltesers chocolate lost some 20 g.

Amazon is upping the ante in the UK grocery scene.
2,529

And many of those products did not get cheaper even as they got smaller. Andrex toilet paper lost some 20 sheets while maintaining its price of £2.

Amazon is upping the ante in the UK grocery scene.
2,529

Some manufacturers say that products are losing in size but gaining in quality. And that those changes are meant to keep them affordable.

Amazon is upping the ante in the UK grocery scene.
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Others blame the rising cost of some raw materials, either due to market fluctuations or to the weakening pound resulting from the UK leaving the EU.

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