In the following video, Brenton and Austin run through a few of the main storylines within the consumer-goods sector today. There's been no shortage of headlines to digest:'s disappointing earnings report, a high-profile partnership in mobile payments, and a new entrant in the organic-foods business, to name a few. They also highlight a recent buyout being targeted in the retail arena, as well as a deeper look into the recently controversial, but highly successful, fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.

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