Publications

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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