A recent McKinsey and Company report highlighted the enormous growth trajectory of the global middle class by 2030. They projected that an additional 3 billion people will be considered middle-class consumers by that time. 

One stock I'm betting on to profit from this trend is consumer goods titan Unilever (NYSE:UL). While it can be difficult to anticipate which specific trends or products will resonate with consumers in another two decades, you can rest assured that they will demand many of the same everyday essentials that consumers in developed nations today expect. 

I prefer Unilever over Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) right now because of its superior track record in emerging markets. While Procter & Gamble is a tremendous company, recent weakness has caused it to refocus on high-margin domestic markets, leaving many emerging markets as Unilever's territory, which should carry well into the future.

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