None of the topics were a surprise to me. I've been aware of them for a long, long time. And, I'm one of those rare people who always shops with a list and hardly, if ever, stray from it. I'm a very disciplined shopper.
I wrote a column a number of years ago about the reduced packaging/same price situation. It's sometimes difficult to find the old-fashioned 1-pound package of bacon, the 3-pound can of ground coffee, 16-ounce can of fruit/vegetables, etc. All those have been significantly reduced in size but remained at the same, or higher, price.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!