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CNN Business correspondent Alison Kosik explains how manufacturers make small changes to products but keep them at the same price. The process called “shrinkflation” usually happens when companies are trying compensate for high costs.

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Many shoppers have pulled back on buying clothing and other discretionary items as inflation pinches their pocketbooks. CNN’s Rahel Solomon shares how Walmart is shifting its guidance to match consumer behavior.

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HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA - MAY 18: People wearing protective masks walk from a Walmart store on May 18, 2021 in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Walmart announced that customers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will not need to wear a mask in its stores, unless one is required by state or local laws. The announcement came after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask or stay 6 feet apart from others in most cases, whether indoors or outdoors. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Toy maker Hasbro is teaming up with 3D-printing company Formlabs to personalize their action figure toys, like Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Marvel, and more.

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Buy now, pay later services allow shoppers to pay for a product over a series of installments rather than all at once. Some experts are concerned it could lead to a downward spiral of debt for some consumers.

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Zuckerberg the fashionista gets mocked for modeling designer clothes you can now buy to dress your avatar. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports.

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Lego is planning to build a $1 billion factory in Virginia. CEO Neils Christiansen talks with CNN’s Julia Chatterley about expanding the company’s business.

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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - JUNE 15: The governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin (C) and the CEO of The Lego Group Niels B. Christiansen (R) speak during a press event where The LEGO Group is announcing to build a US $1 billion, carbon-neutral run factory in Virginia, USA. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images  for The LEGO Group )

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The Lug company has created such a devoted online community around their accessories that women snap up new products as soon as they appear on the company’s live app or QVC.

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Consumers in the UK are expected to spend upward of $300 million on goods commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Among the participating businesses is Moet Hennessy, whose UK ambassador Ethan Boroian speaks to CNN about the company’s limited-edition Jubilee-themed champagne bottles, a long-held tradition between the company and the royal court.

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CNN’s Eleni Giokos speaks with Jeffrey Kleintop, the chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, about the excess supply retailers like Target and Walmart are dealing with as customer demand begins to wane.

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Crocs CEO Andrew Rees says despite customers having less money to spend, they still see good value in its foam clogs.

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Purchasers aren’t imagining it.

If you happen to’ve seen that merchandise you’ve no longer too lengthy ago purchased are coming in boxes, cartons and other packaging that appear smaller, lighter in weight and decorated with much less flashy colors, it’s because they surely are.

What affords?

Valid as inflation hitting a 40-twelve months high is forcing households to pay more for day after day purchases, companies that model these merchandise are having to exhaust a long way more on production and packaging for items equivalent to lipstick, breakfast cereals, cookies and toys.

Substitute consultants mumble tweaking packaging is one scheme that companies are making an try to govern charges.

“Packaging adjustments are being pushed both by inflation and provide chain disruptions,” said Lisa Pruett, president of RRD Packaging Solutions, a number one supplier of paper packaging merchandise and printing and marketing products and companies for over 90% of Fortune 100 brands across industries, along with grocery, cosmetics and healthcare.

She said as many as 81% of RRD’s purchasers hang made adjustments to their packaging by hook or by crook over the final twelve months.

To be particular, shoppers hang already been spotting examples of “downsized” items on their grocery shelves — slimmed down lavatory paper, fewer chips in a gain or much less dish soap in a plastic bottle.

Brands, responding to inflation and supply chain disruptions, are downsizing product packaging as a way to trim costs. One example: shorter flaps.

Product downsizing, also is assumed as “shrinkflation,” is when items equivalent to lavatory paper rolls or the form of cookies in a container initiate unnerved in dimension or quantity — or both — thanks to rising charges.

Nonetheless brands are also cutting charges in other ways and with out necessarily reducing the amount of the product within the can or box, Pruett said.

In product packaging, the usage of one coloration palette over every other can impact charges, said Pruett.

As an illustration, the internal of a box retaining a brand new lipstick tends to be white since the coloration conveys a more tremendous and upscale in actuality feel.

Nonetheless the white “substrate,” or floor of the paper packaging, is fundamentally 20% to 30% costlier than opting for grey or brown paper made of recycled packaging cloth.

Brands are also switching to lower-cost recycled materials and removing extra frills on the outside of packaging to keep costs down.

Responding to inflationary pressures, purchasers, “may maybe presumably well look brown or grey going forward as brands comprise more inexpensive sign and more sustainable alternate choices, adore recycled paper,” Pruett said.

Pruett also pointed to a substantial medical instrument maker that has switched to a paper sleeve insert in its put of a plastic one to withhold the product, which is both more inexpensive and more environmentally glorious. She declined to title the trace, citing confidentiality agreements.

Then there are some subtler packaging tweaks rolling out into grocery stores that may maybe likely cruise underneath the radar.

“Flaps on the head of boxes are getting shorter, or the box itself is thinner,” said Pruett. “Two years ago these adjustments may maybe presumably well were minor. Now they are increasingly impactful to companies.”