While high-flying tech stocks and vaccine-focused pharma names grabbed headlines last year, many consumer staples stocks, like Clorox, also received investor attention. Packaged food manufacturers and makers of sanitizers, disinfectants and other essentials experienced significant demand during lockdowns and even after. That said, the rollout of vaccines has led some to question if consumer staples companies will continue to see the level of pandemic-triggered demand like last year. The defensive nature of consumer staples stocks during volatile markets makes investors look for interesting picks in this space.