The Yearbook of Agriculture: 1954, Marketing. United States Department of Agriculture.

Too many sizes and shapes of packages put a burden on producers and consumers—greater costs of manufacturing and carrying in stock a large number of different kinds of containers; handling odd-size containers in transportation, storage, and the distributive system; and merchandising confusing amounts of a product, with the result that sales are made at a disadvantage for lack of a definite basis of sale and of accurate market information.