Bain in the news

  • Melrose’s bid for GKN raises questions about Britain’s defense industry

    January 25, 2018 | Airlines & Transportation | The Economist | Media mention

    In 2016 the margins of aerospace suppliers were ten percentage points higher than those of manufacturers, says Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company. And so now the likes of Boeing and Airbus are pushing down the prices they pay for parts to grab more profit.

  • China picks up as a top investment destination, survey says

    January 25, 2018 | Macro Trends | CNBC | Media mention

    Stephen Shih, a partner with Bain & Company, says a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China and Bain shows positive signs that China's investment climate is more welcoming in the past year.

  • Richemont, the world’s second-biggest luxury firm, bets on digital

    January 25, 2018 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    Online sales of personal luxury goods have continued to rise: they now account for 9% of total sales. Bain & Company predicts that they will reach 25% by 2025. Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain, suggests that Amazon could eventually disrupt the luxury market, too.

  • France’s New Labor Laws: ‘Flexibility, and No Security’

    January 23, 2018 | Macro Trends | The New York Times | Media mention

    “The complex labor laws have historically been the No. 1 obstacle to the competitiveness and attractiveness of France,” said Olivier Marchal, the chairman of Bain & Company France. The changes, together with other business-friendly measures such as a gradual reduction in the corporate tax, have

  • South-east Asian nations poised to launch eCommerce tax

    January 22, 2018 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    The tax net has been tightening around online retail worldwide. “Online is simply a reflection of what exists in the offline world: small stores don’t report all their taxes in the outside world,” said Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company. “The online world just makes it easier.”

  • Retail under Trump: More cash, different problems

    January 21, 2018 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    The extra cash in most retailers' pockets may be the honey activists need to reenter the retail industry. "A handful of them are going to come calling, 'Hey, if you can't show me that there's a path to daylight, sustained investment that's meaningful, give me my cash back so I can invest it

  • What Does Bain & Company Want From Its MBA Hires In 2018?

    January 02, 2018 | Firm Strategy | Business Because | Media mention

    Keith Bevans, Bain & Company’s global head of consulting recruitment, explains what MBA students can do to stand out.

  • China-Knowledge Is Key For Companies Like Bain, L’Oréal & Grant Thornton

    January 02, 2018 | Firm Strategy | Business Because | Media mention

    “China is no longer about being a low-cost manufacturing hub—it’s no longer just imitating business models around the world. It’s become a source of innovation in terms of new tech, new business models, and entrepreneurial energy," said Stephen Shih, a partner with Bain & Company. “That’s why

  • Trump trains crosshairs on favorite target, again – Amazon

    December 29, 2017 | Retail | AP | Media mention

    Research from Bain & Company predicts that Amazon will capture 50 percent of all online shopping growth during the holiday shopping season.

  • A Year To Remember For US Drug Launches

    December 29, 2017 | Pharmaceuticals | Scrip | Media mention

    "It's almost like there has been a slow retooling of the entire pharma sector and we are starting to see the results of that happening now," said Michael Retterath, a partner with Bain & Company. "What we saw is pharma retooling and moving into new technologies like gene therapy and CAR-Ts."