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‘They should get all the cookie they pay for’: Sherrod Brown joins Cookie Monster in pursuit of ‘shrinkflation’ crackdown

By: Sabrina Eaton

A group of Democratic U.S. Senators including Ohio’s Sherrod Brown want to crack down on “shrinkflation” by corporations that raise consumer costs by reducing the size of their products without also lowering prices.

Saying that the practice is particularly common among companies that sell consumer goods like household paper products, cleaning products, snacks, and candy, the Cleveland Democrat and his colleagues argue that it eats into the purchasing power of American families.


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