What we do
In the past 10 years, Bain has completed hundreds of projects globally to help retailers tackle their top strategic, operational, financial and organizational issues.

We offer expert services in the following areas:

  • New concept and format development
  • Store portfolio optimization
  • Omni-channel strategy
  • Customer insights and segmentation
  • Category management, pricing and promotions strategies
  • Localization strategy
  • Store operations excellence
  • Sourcing strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • Integrated cost management
  • M&A advisory
  • International and emerging markets growth
Our clients include grocery chains, general merchandise stores, apparel retailers, convenience stores, drug chains, luxury retailers, restaurants, hotels, specialty retailers and e-tailers.
How we work

We help companies become more successful by identifying where and how to build the most value. We assist them in growing store networks, localizing assortments, building omnichannel capabilities, launching new formats or improving cost positions, to name just a few.

Bain experts combine deep retail industry expertise with experience in all major regions and functional areas. They bring an external, practical perspective to industry challenges and opportunities using proven tools and rigorous, fact-based analysis. Our teams collaborate with clients to develop common objectives, define roles and responsibilities, propose recommendations and implement solutions.

Bain's Private Equity group also has extensive experience in equity investments and in strategies for managing portfolios of businesses in the retail industry.