Consumer, Food, & Beverage Sector Update: Q3 2017
"The market as a whole continues to see strong gains, with the S&P recording an 11.6% increase since the beginning of the year. The consumer sector has generally underperformed the market most of the year, with the exception of a couple subsectors making significant gains this past quarter. The Beverage, Inputs, and Consumer Products subsectors recorded gains of 15.3%, 11.8%, and 4.0%, respectively. Meanwhile, the Food and Restaurant subsectors experienced declines of 3.7% and 4.7% since the beginning of the year. Economic indicators continue to support robust growth in the Consumer Sector. Finally, consumer sentiment continues to be very strong, which should continue to support sector growth."