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Consumer Products

Getting Started

This guide provides sources and strategies for researching consumer product industries, such as:

clothing and footwear  |  consumer electronics  |  cosmetics and aromatherapy products  |  food and beverage products   |  jewellery  |  pet products  |  pharmaceuticals

For sources related to food and beverage products, please see the Food & Beverage Product Industries guide (food and beverage products are not included in this guide).

For retailing of consumer products, please see the Retail Industries research guide.

Tip:  Visit the Small Business Accelerator website for additional resources on industries including apparel manufacturing, cosmetics manufacturing, furniture making, jewellery design, microbreweries, organic farming, pet products and toy business.

To help you form an effective research strategy, the business librarians have developed the following guide:

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Business Planning

For resources on business planning, including sample business plans for businesses in this industry, please see the Entrepreneurship research guide.