London, United Kingdom, January 29, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Consumer staples will again be vulnerable to disruption this year as major online retailers continue to emerge as bigger players in the industry and pressuring the traditional leaders in this sector as a result of the internet's continuing ability to break down the barriers to entry for consumer staples companies. Online retailers are introducing their own staple brands and promoting them through voice-activated assistant devices having the added advantage of proprietary data. In the long term PD Wealth Solutions predicts disruption in practically every business segment, with the automotive industry likely to be next in line.
Consumers have evolved and their product preferences are changing like the weather. Growth in consumer goods sectors has been slowing for a number of years now with the U.S. food industry seeing revenue growth fall from 2.4% in 2013 to just 1.1% in 2016. Only brands that can find harmony between innovation and efficiency will survive this evolution.
For investors, this doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. Investing in the beneficiaries of disruption and limiting exposure to those being disrupted is the best way to play out this evolution. PD Wealth Solutions recommends looking at niche brands who will benefit from lower barriers to entry, whilst avoiding second-tier brands that are vulnerable to the growth of online retailers.
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