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Tropicana to Shrink Packaging, Increase Prices on OJ

Florida Freeze Forces Tropicana to Raise Orange Juice Prices

Florida's inclement weather this Winter is no pulp fiction. Due to a deep freeze in January that impacted tomatoes and citrus, Tropicana is saying it has no choice but to raise prices on its orange juice. In May, Tropicana plans to keep the price steady on its Pure Premium orange juice half-gallon cartons, but reduce their size from 64 to 59 ounces. Its gallon-sized jugs will stay the same in volume, but go up in price by five to eight percent.According to the company, the Florida citrus industry has produced the smallest crop in 20 years. Its yield is down 12 percent from last year, after a freeze damaged a large portion of the produce. Part of this devastating cost is being passed off to customers. I'm not that bothered by the price increase — it likely won't be more than 50 cents extra — but I think the practice of shrinking sizes is deceptive. How do you feel about the move?

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GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
Thank goodness I don't drink orange juice like I used to.
orangek8 orangek8 5 years
Downsizing is so rude. I hate it.
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
I hate Tropicana, it's all about Simply Orange. Best Orange Juice EVER.
shalee55 shalee55 5 years
I HATE WHEN THEY SHRINK THE CONTAINER ....JUST CHARGE THE DIFFERENCE..
Spectra Spectra 5 years
Eh, I don't really buy premade OJ, so this doesn't really affect me.
neonbee neonbee 5 years
I totally agree, noxcatt. That type of marketing leads to more confusion. Anyway, I'm just glad I don't like orange juice very much.
noxcatt noxcatt 5 years
ugh, why can they not get their product design identity together. Each product in their line looks inconsistent. They might taste better that minute maid definately, but they need to take some hints from them.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
tropicana. hands down the tastiest juice.minute maid makes my tummy hurt.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
tropicana. hands down the tastiest juice. minute maid makes my tummy hurt.
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