Publications

  • Peapod arms itself as grocery wars intensify

    April 27, 2018 | Retail | Crain's Chicago Business | Media mention

    As Amazon and Walmart push their way into consumers' online grocery carts, Peapod—the elder statesman of the industry—is fighting back. But it won't be easy to win long term. "E-commerce is exceptionally expensive and hard to make money on, especially as customer expectations have risen," says

  • Coping with the Amazon Factor in Due Diligence

    March 19, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The online retail giant is changing the rules for almost any target company. Here's how PE firms can measure the threats—and opportunities.

  • Overcoming the Existential Crisis in Consumer Goods

    March 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Leading brands need to fight today’s battles and the even bigger ones hitting them tomorrow.

  • Banking's Amazon Moment

    March 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The e-commerce juggernaut may be taking the plunge into banking, but it is not invulnerable. Banks that focus on customers over products, on fast test-and-learn over business cases, can thrive.

  • Grocery Retailing, Reimagined

    February 14, 2018 | Bain Brief

    As grocers face into the future they should not lose sight of what customers love about them today.

  • Do's and don'ts when using shopping apps

    February 08, 2018 | Retail | AP | Media mention

    "Now shopping can be anytime, anywhere, multiple times a day, which is great for customers who value convenience," said Casey Taylor, a partner with Bain & Company. "But for customers on a budget, what I would share as the primary caution is that it makes it very easy — almost too easy."

  • 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

  • Post-Holiday Recap and Resolutions for 2018

    January 18, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Retail sales this holiday season rose an impressive 5.6%, far above most predictions. Here are six resolutions for how retailers can invest to carry their momentum into 2018 and beyond.

  • 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.

  • The Strategy, Science and Psychology of Holiday Promotions

    December 21, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Holiday sales are exceeding expectations. But how much are promotions helping retailers achieve this high growth?