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A Maiden Century X Consumer Edge collaboration: How Investment Managers Turn Consumer Spending Data into Alpha

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Global Industry 100 Rankings

  • Global Industry 100: Apparel, Accessories, & Footwear

    Fashion trends may seem to be global; however, a vast majority of the top brands have a strong concentration in US sales.

    The Top 10 ranges from well-known clothing brands to provocative ecommerce players to emerging marketplaces.


  • Global Industry 100: Travel

    Travel is one of the most dynamic industries featured in the Global 100 series, with many companies operating in both the US and Europe and large year-over-year share shifts between the two markets.

    Most companies are in the Online Travel Agency, Lodging, and Cruise subindustries.


  • Global Industry 100: Sporting Goods, Hobby, Toy & Game Rankings

    Stark differences in geographical trends on each side of the pond highlight how those in different countries choose to play differently in their leisure time.

    In the US, Sporting Goods and especially cycling have seen strong recent growth trajectories. In Europe, toys and collectibles are trending more.


  • Global Industry 100: Beauty Rankings

    A number of the companies listed straddle wholesale distribution through beauty retailers and direct-to-consumer sales through online channels, brick-and-mortar stores, and direct selling.

    Beauty has always been a high-touch category, where even in drug stores cosmetics companies maintain their own displays and in department stores brands provide differentiated beauty consultants.


  • Global Industry 100: Nutrition Rankings

    This subindustry’s landscape is one where regulation makes it difficult for companies to operate cross-border.

    What these companies lack in geographic diversity, they make up for in product diversity.



Five Ways Customer Insights Teams Can Turn Demographic Data from Interesting to Actionable

In this white paper, we’ll use Consumer Edge data to illustrate five ways you can transform demographic data from interesting to actionable.

  • Make sure demographics are direct, not inferred
  • Beware of unadjusted biases
  • Always dig a layer deeper
  • Keep the big picture in mind
  • Go beyond demographic data when you can


Consumer Edge State of the Global Consumer Report 2023 Q3

Based on our CE Transact Global dataset, this report examines payment account spend in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Austria. Now you can look back at 2023 Q3 to uncover trends and opportunities by country, subindustry, channel, region, and demographics.

  • Are one-off events causing a change in course for consumer spending, or will changes revert to prior norms?
  • How did residual pent-up demand from COVID affect summer fun in entertainment and leisure?
  • How is financial awareness and planning impacting consumer shopping across different categories?


Differential Privacy in Consumer Transaction Data

This white paper explores the concept of differential privacy and its application in safeguarding personal identifiable information contained in consumer transaction data.

  • What is differential privacy and why is it important
  • Applying differential privacy to consumer transaction data
  • Challenges, considerations, and future trends


The Importance of Data Privacy: Can Data and Privacy Coexist?

This paper delves into the profound importance of data privacy within the consumer transaction data space, shedding light on the implications, challenges, and best practices that organizations must navigate. Learn more about:

  • The digital age and data-driven insights
  • Mitigating privacy risks and creating opportunities
  • Data privacy as a competitive advantage