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The Effects of Package Downsizing on Food Consumption

  title={The Effects of Package Downsizing on Food Consumption},
  author={Metin Çakır and Joseph V. Balagtas and Abigail M. Okrent},
Package downsizing is common among the leading producers of packaged food products in the United States. In this study, we examine the effects of package downsizing on household food-at-home consumption and expenditure. We perform an exploratory data analysis of shelf stable tuna and peanut butter markets using Nielsen homescan data. The data comprise grocery store transactions made by a large panel of households over a period of 7 years, 2004-2010. We find that manufacturers use downsizing to… 
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