Whole Foods had a slight issue a few weeks back with economies of scale. It is an age old issue of cheating slightly to make a little bit of money. What most consumers simply will not understand as to why any company would make more money.
Let me give a real life example. You buy a beverage product and let’ say it is 16oz in size. Now if the company is not honest, it may cheat a little and provide a product of 15.98oz in size. To the consumer, you would have no idea or clue that it is undersized. For the corporation on the other hand, if they have a silo of that product that .02oz of fluid may give them 10% to 25% more product at zero cost. That can lead to some serious money over time and all of that money is pure profit.
All of which provides a solid reason why we all need local and federal agencies to protect the consumer.
Below is a well done video from The Young Turks that does a fantastic job covering the issue.