Bain in the news

  • Two-speed growth in China

    January 26, 2018 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Chinese consumers are spending more in the health and wealth sectors, but the fast-moving consumer goods space is likely to see slower growth, says Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • How retailers are using 'bots' to win over your wallet: Bain & Co. retail consultant

    December 22, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Monisha De La Rocha, a partner with Bain & Company, explains how retailers are using artificial intelligence to track spending habits and interact with consumers.

  • Worker 'Idle Time' Costs U.S. Employers $100 Billion a Year, Study Says; That is what survey says is being spent on employees who are on the clock but not working

    December 20, 2017 | Firm Strategy | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    At Bain & Company, consultants between projects are referred to as being "on the beach," said Keith Bevans, a partner who leads recruiting for the firm. Managers know who is busy and who isn't and distribute new assignments accordingly. When lulls crop up during a project—for example, a big meeting

  • Bain & Company Report: Rough Diamond Market Faces Bumpy Road

    December 19, 2017 | Mining | WWD | Media mention

    The recent uptick in rough diamond demand signifies a comeback for industry players, but declining consumer interest in diamond jewelry paves a challenging road to recovery. In the seventh annual Global Diamond Report authored by Bain & Company, rough diamond producers are assuming the role of

  • China's Tencent, invest $863 million in online retailer Vipshop

    December 18, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    “Right now in the Chinese market we have two internet powers,” said Weiwen Han, managing partner for Greater China at Bain & Company. “Investments will either fall into the Alibaba or Tencent camp.”

  • Europe’s innovation comeback: Macron sparks return of ‘Les Pigeons’

    December 13, 2017 | Financial Times | Media mention

    More than one in two US investors plan to recruit new employees in France in the next few years, compared with one in five in 2016, according to a recent report by Bain & Company and the American Chamber of Commerce in France.

  • The Retail Apocalypse Is Fueled by No-Name Clothes

    December 11, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Amazon increased its market share in plus-sized women about 50 percent over the past three years, new research from Bain & Company says. Additionally, across the market plus-size is “radically underserved,” Bain partner Tamar Dor-Ner says.

  • Alibaba redraws retail fault lines with bricks-and-mortar push

    December 08, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    "Expanding their brick and mortar offering definitely needs to be a priority for Alibaba," said Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company, adding it would help the firm tap an older demographic that prefers to shop offline, and cut reliance on internet sales.

  • The smart-speaker war is on

    December 06, 2017 | Retail | Axios | Media mention

    According to Suzanne Tager, senior director of Bain & Company's retail and consumer products practices, Alexa-enabled Amazon devices steer customers toward Amazon private-label, in addition to items they have previously bought.

  • Investors urged to work directly with governments on ag policy

    December 05, 2017 | Agribusiness | Agri Investor | Media mention

    In a report, Bain & Company recently said that investors would only benefit from the adoption of new agricultural technologies once they have ensured developing countries have reaped the benefits of the previous wave of innovation. Once this is done though, there is immense wealth trapped inside