What we do
In the past 10 years, Bain has completed hundreds of projects globally to help retailers tackle their top strategic, operational, financial and organizational issues.

We offer expert services in the following areas:

Our clients include grocery chains, general merchandise stores, apparel retailers, convenience stores, drug chains, luxury retailers, restaurants, hotels, specialty retailers and e-tailers.
How we work

We help companies become more successful by identifying where and how to build the most value. We assist them in growing store networks, localizing assortments, building omnichannel capabilities, launching new formats or improving cost positions, to name just a few.

Bain experts combine deep retail industry expertise with experience in all major regions and functional areas. They bring an external, practical perspective to industry challenges and opportunities using proven tools and rigorous, fact-based analysis. Our teams collaborate with clients to develop common objectives, define roles and responsibilities, propose recommendations and implement solutions.

Bain's Private Equity group also has extensive experience in equity investments and in strategies for managing portfolios of businesses in the retail industry.

We develop insights that work for our clients. Our approach and recommendations are highly customized and lead to practical actions. Visit Bain Insights to read more, or stay current on the topics you care about most by downloading the Bain Insights app today.
Our team

We work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick. We have a core group of senior retail focused experts that we can deploy across the globe.

Our leadership team

  • Charles
  • Charles Ormiston

    Practice Leader – Asia Pacific


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  • Aaron
  • Aaron Cheris

    Practice Leader – Americas

    San Francisco

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  • Marc-André
  • Marc-André Kamel

    Practice Leader – EMEA


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In addition to the leaders listed above, we have an extensive and diverse team of experts ready to serve the needs of clients worldwide. Please contact us to submit a business inquiry.