: H.J. Heinz (HNZ) Commodity
: Tomatoes, sugar, salt, corn Size Reduction
:11 percent, or 4 ounces
The cost of wholesale tomatoes more than tripled last year from the previous year, according to the USDA, and prices are expected to grow another 10 percent this year. In response, Pittsburgh-based ketchup and condiment company Heinz has cut the portions of several key products, including its flagship Heinz 57 sauce, which now comes in a 4-ounce smaller package with no reduction in price. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.