Publications

  • Paris Fights the Effects of Crimes Against the Very Rich

    January 23, 2017 | Retail | New York Times | Media mention

    In recent years Paris has brought in more than 10 billion euros ($10.6 billion) in luxury-sales revenue annually, according to Bain & Company, with almost two-thirds of that from foreign visitors. In the past year this has fallen dramatically. “Changes in visa regulations for Chinese visitors made

  • To Lead a Digital Transformation, CEOs Must Prioritize

    January 02, 2017 | HBR.org

    Given the pace at which digital innovation is disrupting industries globally, it’s not surprising that most CEOs feel pressure to find and deploy the right technology as fast as their budgets will allow.

  • Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study, Fall-Winter 2016

    December 28, 2016 | Bain report

    The 15th edition of the Bain Luxury Study, published by Bain & Company for Fondazione Altagamma, the trade association of Italian luxury goods manufacturers, analyzed recent developments in the global luxury goods industry.

  • Big, Bold Bank Cost Transformation

    December 20, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Senior teams can achieve major cost reform by demonstrating to everyone in the organization why it's beneficial to embrace simplicity and keep bad costs from creeping back.

  • The Company Founder's Special Sauce

    December 18, 2016 | WSJ.com

    "The Founder," a new film starring Michael Keaton, tells the story of McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc as he turns a few small restaurants into a ubiquitous international chain. It’s a tale of founder-driven corporate growth—something that has become too rare today.

  • The Bank Branch and Call Center Traffic Jam

    November 29, 2016 | Bain report

    From millennials to seniors, bank customers are still on the digital learning curve and need guidance to migrate to mobile.

  • Private Equity’s Piles of Cash Have Nowhere to Go as Prices Jump

    November 22, 2016 | Private Equity | Bloomberg Markets | Media mention

    "The supply-demand imbalance is pushing prices up to levels that are difficult to justify," said Graham Elton, a partner at Bain & Company. "To combat this, the best private equity firms are getting out well ahead of potential processes to increase their deal scrutiny."

  • Achieving Breakthrough Results in Sustainability

    November 18, 2016 | Bain Brief

    It’s a frustrating setback—and a common one. Bain research on corporate transformation programs shows only 12% achieve or exceed their aims. For sustainability, that figure is just 2% (see Figure 1). Why? Sustainability transformations add another dimension of challenge.

  • Bayer’s Euphoria Around New Cancer Medicine Meets Skepticism

    October 18, 2016 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Large pharmaceutical companies are feeling the pressure from competition with newer pharma companies, particularly in the experimental drug pipelines. These newcomers are gaining footholds in these verticals by building market share in one or two types of tumors or focusing on a technology that can

  • Brexit: Seven Opportunities for Retailers to Benefit

    October 17, 2016 | Retail | RetailWeek | Media mention

    Britain's "Brexit" vote to leave the EU has had many immediate consequences-- including the fall in Sterling. Retailers who buy product in dollars can therefore expect to experience a rise in costs. In order to mitigate this, Bain & Company partner Jonathon Ringer suggests focusing on improving