consumer goods

plural noun

: goods that directly satisfy human wants

Examples of consumer goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The consumer goods giant said sales volumes in its ice cream business dropped 10.1% in the third quarter as an 8.2% rise in prices prompted some U.S. consumers to trade down to cheaper store brands. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2023 Disney is gearing up for a new battle with Trian Fund Management’s Nelson Peltz, and Johnston helped PepsiCo fight off the activist investor during his time at the consumer goods giant. Alan Murray, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2023 These videos have sold scores of seemingly random consumer goods, so TikTok Shop is the company’s bid to profit from those sales directly instead of sending those dollars elsewhere. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 25 Oct. 2023 Bracey currently leads the consumer goods giant’s business in the U.S. as well as serving as its North America personal care head. Suzanne Vranica, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2023 The right has spent decades creating parallel and competing structures in areas including political news, social media, and even consumer goods. TIME, 23 Oct. 2023 Advertisement Groen is a global human resources leader with over 28 years’ experience in the consumer goods and professional services industries. Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 While companies like OpenAI dominate the headlines, most categories in tech, including information technology hardware, healthcare services and consumer goods, fell compared to the same year-ago quarter, according to PitchBook. Sarah McBride, Fortune, 17 Oct. 2023 Thursday's announcement follows this year's 8.7% benefit increase, brought on by record 40-year-high inflation, which pushed up the price of consumer goods. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 13 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consumer goods was in 1901

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“Consumer goods.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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consumer goods

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