Publications

  • Mattress Startup Saatva Weighs a Capital Raise

    September 25, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    An increased emphasis on shopping convenience has paved the road for an acceleration of the online mattress segment and its direct-to-consumer model. “There’s been a big change in the mattress industry in the last two years,” said Mike Stewart, a partner with Bain & Company. “Everyone is taking

  • Retailers' Challenge: How to Cut Carbon Emissions as E-Commerce Soars

    April 18, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Consumers are thrilled by the speed and flexibility of e-commerce. But the proliferation of new retail channels and choices is changing their purchasing behavior, and overall, that’s taking a negative toll on the environment.

  • Viewpoint: You Cut Prices, Did Shoppers Notice?

    March 08, 2017 | Supermarket News

    U.S. grocery chains face intense price pressures due to the rise of competition from new entrants with discount-heavy business models and from mass merchants and online channels.

  • How Grocers Can Improve Shoppers' Price Perception

    February 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Successfully managing prices can improve consumers' perception of a product, earn their loyalty and grow revenue.

  • Holiday Recap and 10 Trends to Embrace in 2017

    January 19, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We review sales results from the holiday season and share the most important trends for retailers to act on in 2017.

  • The Power of Omnichannel Stores

    December 19, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine the latest sales results and the important role of stores in an omnichannel strategy.

  • Perception Beats Reality in Pricing

    December 15, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Price wars have broken out in consumer industries around the world. It’s no secret that retailers such as ALDI, Amazon and Walmart have used price to position themselves against traditional competitors in their markets, pinching margins all around.

  • Holiday Halftime and the Digital Innovation Show

    December 01, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We break down the sales results and take a closer look at the digital innovations that are exciting shoppers this season.

  • Will Amazon Steal Christmas?

    November 17, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine where and how the online juggernaut is investing this season, and what that means for the rest of the retail landscape.

  • Modern Retail Supply Chains: Backbone for Omnichannel

    June 29, 2016 | Bain Brief

    With Amazon setting the pace for customer service, all retailers need to radically rethink supply chains to keep up.