The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, and Brendan Byrnes, industrial analyst and editor, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin recaps some of the best-performing stocks in his sector (consumer case you didn't know) and gives his take on two that he likes going into 2012.

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