Publications

  • What's Next For Europe's Shrinking Grocery Stores

    February 10, 2017 | Forbes.com

    The shrinking store scenario in Europe's grocery sector will take a toll on the unprepared. Fortunately, we’re beginning to see glimmers of the types of moves that will help grocers get ahead of this game.

  • Blockchain in Financial Markets: How to Gain an Edge

    February 08, 2017 | Bain Brief

    By taking a systematic approach, companies can manage through the uncertainty surrounding distributed ledger technology—and achieve a strategic advantage.

  • Three Ways That Digital Technology Can Help Chemical Producers

    February 08, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Chemical companies are awash with data that can help them understand their customers, improve operations and create new products and services.

  • To Keep a Consumer Brand Top of Mind, Consider Old-School Advertising

    February 07, 2017 | Forbes.com

    The booming interest in digital advertising may not be enough to get consumers to purchase your brand.

  • U.K. Business Says Brexit Already Having a Negative Effect

    February 06, 2017 | Supply Chain Management | Bloomberg Markets | Media mention

    A new report by Bain & Company warns that disruptions to supply chains could cut the profits of key British industries by as much as 30 percent if Brexit ends up resulting in World Trade Organization tariffs, a falling pound and costlier labor. Retailers, car manufacturers and technology companies

  • ‘£200m boost’ for pharma and aerospace

    February 06, 2017 | Supply Chain Management | The Times | Media mention

    Drug companies and aeroplane parts groups represent two of Britain's most thriving export sectors and executives in both industries had issued stark warnings about leaving the EU. However, analysis by Bain & Company finds that a hard Brexit could improve their profit margins because under World

  • Brexit Uncertainty Adds to Global Supply Chain Concerns

    February 06, 2017 | Supply Chain Management | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Michael Garstka, a partner with Bain & Company, discusses the potential impact on global business from uncertainty over Brexit.

  • Is Your Supply Chain Ready for Brexit?

    February 06, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies can limit the negative consequences of a hard or soft Brexit by adopting a different approach to strategy—one that anticipates a number of future scenarios.

  • Big, Bold Bank Cost Transformation

    December 20, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Senior teams can achieve major cost reform by demonstrating to everyone in the organization why it's beneficial to embrace simplicity and keep bad costs from creeping back.

  • The Company Founder's Special Sauce

    December 18, 2016 | WSJ.com

    "The Founder," a new film starring Michael Keaton, tells the story of McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc as he turns a few small restaurants into a ubiquitous international chain. It’s a tale of founder-driven corporate growth—something that has become too rare today.