Publications

  • Two-speed growth in China

    January 26, 2018 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Chinese consumers are spending more in the health and wealth sectors, but the fast-moving consumer goods space is likely to see slower growth, says Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • China's Tencent, JD.com invest $863 million in online retailer Vipshop

    December 18, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    “Right now in the Chinese market we have two internet powers,” said Weiwen Han, managing partner for Greater China at Bain & Company. “Investments will either fall into the Alibaba or Tencent camp.”

  • Alibaba redraws retail fault lines with bricks-and-mortar push

    December 08, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    "Expanding their brick and mortar offering definitely needs to be a priority for Alibaba," said Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company, adding it would help the firm tap an older demographic that prefers to shop offline, and cut reliance on internet sales.

  • Delivering China's 'New Retail' Future

    December 05, 2017 | Bain Brief

    How brands are redefining consumers, merchandise and stores for retailing’s next revolution.

  • Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China's top grocer

    November 20, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    “They’re getting into a territory that’s not their core strength ... for example securing a property, the licenses to sell certain products, paying tax, more labor and so on,” said Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Why is Alibaba moving into the offline retail space?

    November 20, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Alibaba's move into offline retail boosts the firm's revenue and ability to get more data on customer demand, says Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Kreutzer’s Take: Private Equity Decouples in China

    November 17, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    The year is on track to generate a record number of $1 billion-plus-size deals, according to Vinit Bhatia, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Alibaba And JD.com Target Luxury Consumers For Singles' Day But Is It Wise For Brands To Join?

    November 09, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “They are trying but they want to try under their own control, with complete control on prices,” said Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & company, on Chinese luxury brands entering the e-commerce space. That means luxury brands prefer to build their own online shopping sites, with 19 out of the top

  • Investors binge on China’s appetite for healthier snack foods

    November 09, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    A report by Bain & Company released in October said chocolate, chewing gum and candy had all registered double-digit negative volume growth in China in the first half of 2017.

  • Blackstone to Sell Stake in Chinese Medical Device Maker

    November 07, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Orthopedic implants are used to replace missing body parts or support damaged bones. Sales of such implants could reach $3.5 billion in China in 2020, up from $1.9 billion in 2015, according to estimates from Bain & Company.