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Description:  Stingy consumers are causing stomachaches for brand-name makers of household goods and packaged foods. The biggest consumer-staples companies have been forced into short-term promotions and price cuts to stoke volume growth and retain market share.

Source:  Marketwatch.com
 
Date: 09/03/2010

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-consumer-sector-stocks-with-stable-dividends-2010-09-03

Questions for discussion: 

  • Summarize the investing strategies presented.
  • Do you agree with these recommendations?
  • Given the information presented, what should the financial managers of these firms be thinking?

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