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Dogastrophe October 18th, 2013 06:05 PM

Canidae has reduced their bag size ...
 
Hi all,

Just an FYI for anyone else feeding Canidae.

I've had both pups on Canidae all life stages for the past 8-9 years. This evening when into Global to pick up the monthly large bag and noticed that the packaging was different (and the price was up $5 from month prior). Commented to Mrs. Dog that the bag looked smaller. Got home and compared to bag that is being finished off and see that as a bonus to the new packaging they have saved my back by putting 5lb less in the bag (it's now a 30lb bag instead of 35lb).

Their website goes to great lengths to talk about how their customers wanted a change in packaging and telling how 'nothing has changed' inside ... but they don't mention the smaller bag. :mad:

I'm used to this in the people food world, guess I was naive thinking the pet food world was immune. :frustrated:

cheers

:pawprint:

marko October 19th, 2013 09:18 AM

Business is business I guess.

Many consumer products get smaller and more expensive, but both at the same time is a risk to their business.

Marketers think we are stupid and often play up the things that people don't care about (packaging) and remain mute when they raise prices and/or reduce quantity.

Dogastrophe October 22nd, 2013 03:36 PM

Ya, I know Marko. However, to me, it seems they spent some time trying to draw a persons attention away from the size change. For example, there is a sticker on the bag, showing the old packaging, that says "absolutely nothing has changed inside the bag". As well, there is a graphic saying that there is "126 servings per bag (based on a 50lb dog)" .... the 5 lbs they got rid of would have yielded another 21 servings.

At least when my Cheerio's and ice cream containers get reduced it just gets changed ... they don't try to BS me.


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