Consumer Products: Introduction
Companies in this segment manufacture toiletries and grooming products, as well as products such as soap and detergent.
Home and Office
Companies in this segment manufacture household, office, and institutional furniture.
Luxury and Entertainment
Companies in this segment manufacture jewelry from precious metals, gemstones, and various other materials. Companies also manufacture electronic and non-electronic toys and games.
The Consumer Products industry is Concentrated. The production in this industry is dominated by a many large firms that are capable of shaping the industry’s direction and price levels.
Primary Demand Drivers
- Population growth
- Consumer preferences
- Product innovation
- Effective sales and marketing
- Efficient operations
From the Blog
The debate over raising the minimum wage is a contentious one, with proponents arguing that it will lift workers out of poverty and stimulate economic growth, while opponents argue that it will lead to job loss and higher prices for goods and services. As we look ahead to 2023, it is worth considering how an increase in the minimum wage might affect the labor market.
Reflecting on the past couple of months, many headlines have emphasized the hyperinflation businesses and individuals are feeling around the world; however, many analysts have questioned if these price hikes are inflation or "greedflation". Headlines across Canada specifically are calling out grocery store chains for skewing the prices of their goods. With rising inflation, the majority of companies are steadily losing profit with the exception of grocery stores in Canada that are reporting high profits.
- SelectUSA (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)