When it comes to the health of the consumer goods market, is the glass half full or half empty? According to the results of the 2010 Consumer Goods Registry, which ranks the top 100 public companies according to 2009 annual revenues, both viewpoints are correct.
A survey of 25,099 U.S. consumers reveals top brands in 46 categories -- from airlines and appliances to toothpaste and sweets. Heres a look at which consumer goods brands were recognized for having the best consumer sentiment in 2011.
CGT connects you to a handful of standout small to medium-size consumer goods companies that are hitting it off with consumers. Some names you'll recognize, others you won't, but they have lots in common, including true product innovation and non-traditional marketing strategies.
Two years ago, K'NEX started the construction of an internal intranet that would control the majority of product-related data across all departments. Find out what the K.I.I.D. system looks like today.
Overall, the economy still wasn't looking pretty in 2010, but it wasn't completely ugly either. Most of the consumer goods companies on CGT's Top 100 list made modest sales gains. A few leapfrogged the competition. Yet, many others were still fighting an uphill battle.
The companies on this list are masters of innovation. They have to be in order to stay on the "hot" list with novel products that leverage emerging technologies. Even Monopoly has gone digital. Check out who leads the way with play.