Publications

  • Holiday Recap and 10 Trends to Embrace in 2017

    January 19, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We review sales results from the holiday season and share the most important trends for retailers to act on in 2017.

  • The Power of Omnichannel Stores

    December 19, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine the latest sales results and the important role of stores in an omnichannel strategy.

  • Holiday Halftime and the Digital Innovation Show

    December 01, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We break down the sales results and take a closer look at the digital innovations that are exciting shoppers this season.

  • Will Amazon Steal Christmas?

    November 17, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine where and how the online juggernaut is investing this season, and what that means for the rest of the retail landscape.

  • Currency fluctuations and luxury globe-trotters boost global personal luxury goods to over a quarter trillion Euros

    October 29, 2015 | Retail | Press release

    According to Bain & Company's 2015 worldwide luxury report, luxury brands will need the right pricing model to win against hard-to-predict currency volatility

  • A Fresh Look at Store Labor

    June 17, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Considering the growth of omnichannel shopping, increasing service expectations and escalating costs, retailers are scrutinizing how—and how much—to spend on brick-and-mortar store sales associates, a major influence on customer advocacy.

  • Bain & Company names Erika Serow Retail Practice head for North America

    November 25, 2013 | Retail | Press release

    Bain & Company, the global business and management consultancy, has named Erika Serow as its new Retail Practice head for the Americas region, effective January 1, 2014.

  • 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.

  • Strategic sourcing: From periphery to the core

    January 31, 2005 | Organization | Harvard Business Review

    As globalization changes the basis of competition, sourcing is moving from the periphery of corporate functions to the core. Always important in terms of costs, sourcing is becoming a strategic opportunity. But few companies are ready for this shift. Outsourcing has grown so sophisticated that even