consumer goods

plural noun

Definition of consumer goods

: goods that directly satisfy human wants

Examples of consumer goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The design in its sleek, mid-mod curves and colors has been carried over to the Houseplant consumer goods sector. Lindsey Bartlett, Forbes, "Seth Rogen’s Cannabis Brand Houseplant Is Coming To The U.S.," 1 Mar. 2021 Her mother was a distributor of consumer goods and appliances. New York Times, "From Lagos to Los Angeles, an African Art Gallery Arrives," 17 Feb. 2021 The consumer goods giant sells more than 400 brands in 190 countries and its products are used by 2.5 billion people. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Owner of Ben and Jerry's: We'll ensure every worker in our supply chain gets a living wage," 20 Jan. 2021 The founders of the razor startup relished their challenger status, picked a fight with a consumer goods giant, and made the biggest deal of their lives. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Trillion dollar question: Will workers share in the savings from remote work?," 15 Jan. 2021 Online sales dipped after the panicked early days of the pandemic as surviving bars and restaurants temporarily opened, but even in October, online sales of alcohol outperformed sales of most other consumer goods categories, according to Nielsen. NBC News, "Your brain on cortisol: Why overstressed gray matter is leading us astray in lockdown," 25 Dec. 2020 Hello Bello was the first brand to be introduced under Kane and McGraw’s new consumer goods platform called Launched. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, "Hollywood celebrities Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard pick Waco site to make Hello Bello diapers," 16 Dec. 2020 And that stimulus effect would reverberate widely, since those sellers hire workers and purchase consumer goods throughout the country. Zephyr Teachout, The New Republic, "A Blueprint for a Trust-Busting Biden Presidency," 18 Dec. 2020 Rob Garf, Salesforce vice president of industry insights for retail and consumer goods, said the platform had predicted up to 700 million packages face potential shipping delays as orders exceed shipping capacity by 5%. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Will COVID-19 vaccine shipments delay your holiday gifts? Prepare for Shipageddon 2020 by sending packages ASAP," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of consumer goods

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consumer goods was in 1901

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4 Mar 2021

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“Consumer goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of consumer goods

: products that people buy for personal use or for use at home

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