Consumer confidence was a bit manic in 2012, hitting a five-year high in November and then dropping again in December as consumers doubted an end to the fiscal cliff. The impact of this uncertainty plays out in the results of this annual listing of the top-performing public consumer goods companies.
The Apparel, Footwear and Accessories market is alive and well thanks to increased consumer spending in 2011. Plus, find out which companies hopped on the list when mainstays, like Liz Claiborne, made an exit.
For the first time in a long time, this year's listing of the top 100 public consumer goods companies tells more good news than bad. The majority of companies realized modest revenue growth despite ongoing economic challenges; and some categories, like Food and Apparel, posted sales gains across the board. Read on to find out how your company, your partners and/or your competitors performed by comparison.
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.
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.