consumer staples

Definition

A category of industries comprised of those companies which sell the most common consumer products, such as food, beverages, housewares, clothing, tobacco and prescription drugs.

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We dealt in consumer staples for more than 30 years, and the stability of that business kept a lot of people happily employed.

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Since my family is so well stocked with consumer staples, not only do we have plenty to donate, we will still have a lot left over.

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While some like to invest in companies that produce luxury items, many prefer the more predictable demand that is generated by consumer staples, like food and clothing.

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