The Halloween Candy Winner of 2020

The numbers are in! Premise surveyed 1,375 contributors across the U.S. to determine America’s favorite Halloween candy for 2020. Given only one vote and faced with 23 options and an “other” category, the competition was stiff for one candy to be crowned the Halloween favorite of 2020.  And the Halloween Candy Winner Goes To… The

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How Trick-or-Treating Will Look Different This Year

Trick-or-treating is usually done outside and with small groups of people. Nonetheless, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deemed it a high-risk activity due to close contact with children from other households and shared surface areas. Indeed, the idea of children from across the neighborhood grabbing from the same candy bowl while

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Celebrating Halloween During a Pandemic

With Halloween just around the corner and a 20% uptick in U.S. coronavirus cases over the past two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidance around how families and individuals can safely celebrate Halloween this year. They are dividing popular Halloween traditions and activities into three categories: lower, moderate and higher risk

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Premise Data Releases Special COVID-19 Holiday Report

Will This Season Be Jolly? That is the question that many in the retail industry have been wondering over the last six months. In this report, Premise dives into data collected across the United States on consumers’ plans for this holiday season. Download the full report here! 

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How COVID has Affected Our Beauty Habits

Beyond going a mind-blowing 16 weeks between my pre- and first post-pandemic color appointments, I’ve definitely noticed a seismic shift in my beauty habits—and I’m sure you have, too. Read the full blog here.   

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Discover the Top Makeup Product for Women This Season

The use of masks and other face coverings, plus the quarantine, impact personal hygiene and the beauty industry. The pandemic has altered women’s relationships with beauty products, according to a survey from Premise Data, a San Francisco-based data and analytics company. Read the full article. 

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Has COVID-19 Permanently Changed the Beauty Industry?

Social distancing ordinances, mandatory mask-wearing policies, and continued lockdowns have significantly and negatively affected the operations of salons, spas and beauty retail shops across the country. But even inside the home, it seems that many have been opting to skip out on their daily makeup, hair care and skin care routines. With nowhere to go—and

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What is Competitive Intelligence?

“If you ain’t first, you’re last” – Ricky Bobby The Twenty-First Century introduced unmatched innovation, built off the back of key internet players like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, who created a whole new market for businesses to explore. Barriers to market entry are the lowest they have ever been, which creates incredible opportunity to pursue

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The New Way to Collect In-Store Data

This is the final post in our four-part series covering tips and tricks for conducting a retail audit for your business. Global shifts are forcing retailers to be more data-centric, but collecting the right data can difficult, especially in-stores. For brands, collecting information about their products in retailers can provide critical insight, but often times

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Stop Playing Where’s Waldo with Your Products and Services

This is part two of a four-part series covering tips and tricks for conducting a retail audit for your business. There are over 7.6 billion people in the world in over 195 countries covering 24 time zones. Research from the UN suggests that 1 in 5 people live in a city of one million or more,

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Are You Crowdsourcing Retail Audit Data in Emerging Markets?

This is part one of a four-part series covering tips and tricks for conducting a retail audit for your business. The competitive consumer packaged goods (CPG) market is dominated globally by a handful of companies. Recent studies in the United States alone suggest that by 2020 sales of the CPG industry will exceed $760 billion. Many

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