The Business: (Consumer Goods and Services Business )

The Consumer Goods and Services sector section includes industries and companies focused on manufacturing, distributing and marketing finished products that will be used by the general public. Also included here are links to categories covering personal service industries and companies that provide services to the consumer market (note: most of the consumer services categories exist elsewhere in the ODP, and are represented here by @links). Industries and companies focused on providing professional and administrative services primarily to other businesses are listed under Business-Business_Services. Producers and supplies of the materials, substances, components, machinery and other industrial technology used in manufacturing goods are listed under Business-Industrial Goods and Services. Consumer Goods and Services Business.

In economics, any commodity which is produced and subsequently consumed by the consumer, to satisfy its current wants or needs, is a consumer good or final good. (wikipedia)