• China's next booming sector? Convenience stores

    November 30, 2016 | Consumer Products | CNBC | Media mention

    Convenience stores are booming as Chinese consumers want "high speed" channels to purchase goods, says Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company

  • Singles Day sales to continue upsurge

    November 25, 2016 | Retail | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    Singles' Day shopping on mainland China will maintain an upward momentum despite worries about the slowing economy, driven by a rising ardor for imported products and quality services among main-landers. Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the company's consumer products in

  • China's Singles Day shopping bonanza sees consumer-price disparity, report says

    November 24, 2016 | Retail | Nikkei Asian Review | Media mention

    Massive discounts and flamboyant promotions for consumers during China's annual Singles Day in November, known as 11.11, help to create the country's biggest shopping day of the year. But not everything is as inexpensive as consumers believe, and online shoppers have actually paid more for some

  • China Retail's Two-Speed Channel Challenge

    November 23, 2016 | Bain report

    Physical and digital retailers will continue to seek successful online-to-offline strategies.

  • Chinese Carmakers Branch Out in Bid to Rival Lexus

    November 22, 2016 | Industrial Goods & Services | Bloomberg Markets | Media mention

    Chinese car makers looking to appeal to their consumers global tastes have turned to "the billionaire pedigree," or creating a premium brand around a wealthy CEO, and the hiring of executives from European car companies. These steps can help car-makers eliminate the baggage of the past and convince

  • The Hottest Brand in China Is Australia

    November 15, 2016 | Bain Brief

    How can Australian consumer goods companies profit from China’s hunger for natural, safe and healthy products?

  • Seven steps that can spell cross-border M&A success for Chinese companies

    October 28, 2016 | South China Morning Post | Media mention

    One way for Chinese companies to achieve success through cross-border M&A deals: retain top talent from both companies. Talent retention is important, but it is also important to ensure that they are aware of the benefit of the acquisition. Bain’s Philip Leung says it is also important to figure

  • HIAS: How to make money from a trend

    October 27, 2016 | Healthcare | Health Investor Asia | Media mention

    How to make money from a trend ? The key is to focus. There is no doubt that healthcare private equity majors have arrived in Asia, said Vikram Kapur, partner, Bain & Company. “You are starting to see momentum,” he said. But what separates winners from the losers is an activist mindset? “People are

  • What You Need to Know About China's Two-Speed Economy

    October 17, 2016 | Private Equity | CNBC | Media mention

    China's retail markets are bifurcated but the overall trend is lower growth, says James Root, partner at Bain & Company, referencing data from Bain's latest China Shopper report in a broadcast interview with CNBC.

  • Unearthing the Hidden Treasure of Procurement

    October 12, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Companies that think differently about procurement strike a rich vein of savings.