Publications

  • Of note: Where the action is

    October 10, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain newsletters

    Is your global company organized to take full advantage of the rapid changes in emerging markets?

  • Are you ahead of the curve in emerging markets?

    October 07, 2011 | Financial Services | Bain industry brief

    Revenue growth in emerging markets has outpaced global growth by up to 10 times for multinational players, Bain research finds, and profitability in these regions is equal to or higher than global averages. But as companies race to capture their share of this booming growth, they are discovering

  • The next billion consumers

    September 09, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Eight trillion-dollar macro trends are at work in the global economy. The pursuit by businesses and governments of the macro trends’ growth potential will touch many corners of the globe.

  • Everything the same, but nicer

    September 09, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Eight trillion-dollar macro trends are at work in the global economy. The pursuit by businesses and governments of the macro trends’ growth potential will touch many corners of the globe.

  • Dairy's future is exports

    January 24, 2010 | Agweek | Media mention

    U.S. consultancy Bain & Company found in a recent study that the U.S. dairy industry should continue to become more export-oriented though a dramatic decline in foreign sales in 2009 led to overcapacity and federal bailouts of dairy farmers.

  • How to win in emerging markets

    April 06, 2008 | Consumer Products | Sloan Management Review

    Emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe are delivering some of the strongest revenue and profit growth for global makers of fast-moving consumer goods, despite concerns that lower prices might translate into lower profits.

  • The merger before the merger

    January 31, 2005 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Advice to consumer products companies eyeing acquisitions: plan ahead. Making good on the value that shareholders expect from deals can be an uphill battle-and it's a battle most frequently lost when merger integration is an afterthought.

  • Three corporate giants exploit Mexico's fragmented distribution channels to achieve competitive advance

    February 29, 2004 | Consumer Products | Business Mexico

    What do Mexican companies: Telcel, Estafeta and Cemex have in common? They are in very different industries: cellular telephony, express packages and cement and each face different competitive landscapes.

  • Right away and all at once: How we saved Continental

    August 31, 1998 | Consumer Products | Harvard Business Review

    In '93, when Greg Brenneman (as a Bain VP) started working at Continental Airlines, it was the most dysfunctional company he had ever seen. It had been through 2 bankruptcies and 10 presidents in ten years. There was next to no strategy. The company was burning through money. Employee morale