Do you see many refills for liquids in pump dispensers?
Once upon a time, I bought liquid soap based on the availability of larger refill bottles. When I checked a local supermarket earlier this week, there were no refills to be found, neither for soap nor sanitizer.
The groceries and the larger manufacturers make more money per unit selling only the pump containers.
Whole Foods Co-op in Duluth bucks this trend. Not only does it have refill bottles but it also has bulk containers so you can refill your own container.
Many people don’t shop at co-ops because many items often cost more. They don’t realize all the savings in plain sight that are available at co-ops.
See also “Smaller package? Blame Shrinkflation”.