• Georg Jensen bullish over China's luxury retail market

    September 29, 2015 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Many luxury companies are seeking to cut rather than expand their presence in China due to fears of an economic slowdown. According to Claudia D'Arpizio, a partner in Bain & Company's Milan office, while Chinese consumer confidence has been affected recently, it is still important for brands to

  • Innovation in Consumer Goods: Heroes to the Rescue

    September 09, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Instead of unleashing a flood of new products each year, winning consumer goods companies focus their innovation efforts on their most profitable products—their heroes. They upgrade and update them with different pack sizes or new ingredients, and make changes that serve new needs and occasions.

  • How to Outgrow Your Competitors: Lessons from US Brand Winners

    September 09, 2015 | Bain Brief

    It's harder than ever to grow a brand, but one in five in the US are gaining share in their categories, according to our study of 550 top brands. These brands outperform their rivals by innovating more effectively to improve penetration, spending more wisely on brand memorability and excelling at

  • The Return of Corporate Strategy in Banking

    September 02, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Falling returns and a widening gap between winners and losers demand that banks rethink their strategies. The rise of digital attackers and innovations such as peer-to-peer lending and international payments solutions, are speeding the pace of change. Banks that hesitate to act risk falling behind

  • Five Imperatives for Navigating Turbulence in the Payments Ecosystem

    September 02, 2015 | Bain Brief

    New technologies and business models are shaking up the payments ecosystem, and payment companies must embrace disruption or suffer the fallout. Merchant acquirers, which enable businesses to accept payments, can turn the upheaval to their advantage if they help merchants sell more, reduce costs

  • You're going to need a better boat: 'Jaws' on branch transformation

    August 13, 2015 | Financial Services | Credit Union Journal | Media mention

    Branch transformation is determining which institutions stay in the financial game as credit union members want their transactions to blend seamlessly whether they're banking in the branch, at home or on the go.

  • Hunger of the market - Bain São Paulo

    August 05, 2015 | Financial Services | Istoé Dinheiro | Media mention

    According to Glen Williams and Karim Ahmad, partners with Bain & Company and authors of a recent study on the payments sector, smaller retailers must respond to the growth of innovation and technology in the sector. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • Global Digital Insurance Benchmarking Report 2015

    July 15, 2015 | Bain report

    Bain’s new benchmark survey of 70 property and casualty insurers and life insurers worldwide finds that four pathways can help companies realize digital success.

  • Nearly half of insurers worldwide say they lack an achievable plan to carry out a successful digital transformation

    July 15, 2015 | Financial Services | Press release

    New York – July 15, 2015 – It might as well be the beginning of the millennium for the global retail insurance industry, which trails far behind other industry sectors– retail, media and retail banking – when it comes to adopting digital tools and business models.

  • Winning with Brands

    June 24, 2015 | Bain Brief

    For years consumer goods executives worried about the viability of brands. Retail consolidation and the emergence of private labels posed serious threats. Yet, brands are thriving, enjoying 10-year highs in margins and profit pool share. What can brands do to try to maintain this momentum, despite