Publications

  • U.S. oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

    October 13, 2017 | Oil & Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Rather than compete for the same customers, the pipeline firms are seeking to cut deals to ensure they can guarantee the energy supplies to fill the lines. "There is a lot of money chasing the opportunity right now," said Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • US grocers count the pennies as discounters wage price war

    October 10, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company predicts that grocery discounters’ revenues will rise 8 to 10 per cent through to 2020, five times faster than traditional US grocers, growth that will be aided as stagnant wages push frugal shoppers to cut-price retailers.

  • Lidl Stores Gain Little Traction So Far in U.S.

    October 08, 2017 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Retail analysts say that it will take several more months to prove whether Lidl is catching on in the U.S. "It takes time for people's shopping behavior to adapt and get into a new routine, particularly something that is routinized as shopping," said Kent Knudson, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Choosing Between Primary Research and In-Market Tests

    October 05, 2017 | Expert Commentary

    Marketers have a variety of advanced analytics tools to utilize in understanding customer preferences.

  • Trump Slows Efforts to Cut Health-Care Costs

    October 05, 2017 | Healthcare | Bloomberg Businessweek | Media mention

    New payment models may allow the most efficient health-care providers to boost their profits while reducing overall costs. But ultimately someone will have to take a financial hit, according to Joshua Weisbrod, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • LBO Focus: Firms Curb Enthusiasm as Craft Beer Space Starts Next Chapter

    October 02, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    The craft beer sector is transitioning from a phase of rapid expansion to one of maturation, posing new challenges to private-equity investors. “A few years ago, you could buy anything because everything was growing,” said Charles Tillen, a partner with Bain & Company, adding that the sector has

  • Short Takes: The Art of the Possible

    October 01, 2017 | Digital | Consulting Magazine | Media mention

    Elizabeth Spaulding, a partner with Bain & Company, interviews with Consulting Magazine on ADAPT, Bain’s new digital advisory offering.

  • Choosing the Right Platform for the Industrial IoT

    September 28, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Industrial uses promise to be among the largest markets for IoT devices and services. For vendors and OEMs, the question is whether to partner, build or sign on.

  • Summary of Time, Talent, Energy

    September 28, 2017 | EBSCO Business Book Summaries

    Leaders can enhance their organizations’ productive power and overcome the drag that reduces efficiency by maximizing three essential resources.

  • Product Management in the Age of Disruption

    September 27, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Tech companies looking to win market share are giving product managers new powers over every aspect of the customer experience.