Consumer goods are exactly the same as final goods, but with the subtle difference that they are specifically intended for the mass market. For instance, consumer goods do not include investment assets, like precious antiques, even though these items are final goods.
Consumer goods that directly satisfy human wants or desires, such as food, clothes, pictures, etc. are also called consumption goods, or goods of the first order, and opposed to producer's goods.
Consumer packaged goods are distributed in high volumes for industrial, business and personal use. Managing the distribution of such high volumes of goods can prove to be quite difficult as market demands increase.
Many consumer packaging goods companies are investing in solutions that automate business processes and improve customer relations. By doing so, they are decreasing production and management costs and streamlining processes while realizing significant increases in revenues.