The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which software developer Chris Bledsoe and consumer-goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin and Chris discuss some recent economic numbers and examine which companies stand to benefit from the trend. Austin outlines a few upmarket companies with strong brands, including Panera, Coach, and True Religion.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith and Chris Bledsoe have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Darden Restaurants, Ford, and Panera Bread. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Coach, Ford, Panera Bread, and True Religion. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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