survey by lovemoney.com indicates that bulk packs of branded goods can cost more per 100g than smaller packs of the same brand.
With savvy consumers paying more attention to real value, able to read unit pricing details on shelf-edge labels and making active use of price-comparison sites, real damage can be done to brand equity in the process.
The only issue is whether the damage is being done to the store or the brand.
In other words, is the shopper blaming the shop or the brand owner for the attempt to mislead?
Either way, the resulting dilution in brand equity harms both supplier and retailer.
Given that the real profit is made on repeat purchases by satisfied shoppers, perhaps it is time for both parties to make this no-brainer correction of the gap between perceived and actual value for money?