Also rising by over 8% since the turn of the year is Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB). It has benefitted from a better than expected financial performance that has seemingly convinced the market it's worthy of an even higher valuation.
Yet shares in Unilever (LSE: ULVR), PZ Cussons (LSE: PZC) and Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) did manage to escape much of the broader market decline and are currently showing impressive double-digit returns for the year.
Unilever (LSE: ULVR) and Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) are the two giants in the consumer staples space. Between them, they have annual sales in excess of �45 billion and a combined market capitalisation of �135 billion.
Thanks to its terrific collection of market-leading labels, I believe household goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) is a splendid selection for those seeking exceptional profits expansion in the years ahead.