Publications

  • 85 percent of luxury growth this year due to younger generations

    November 03, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain & Company, speaks about how luxury brands have changed the way in which they serve their customers.

  • IKEA undertakes some home improvements

    November 02, 2017 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    IKEA's new digitally-focused strategy carries the usual risks faced by firms going online. Customers are not shifting entirely to e-commerce, notes Marc-André Kamel, a partner with Bain & Company, but wish to mix and match channels.

  • Millennials have fallen in love with Gucci, for now

    October 29, 2017 | Retail | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Millennials and their successors in so-called Generation Z will account for roughly 32 percent of total luxury consumer spending this year, according to a new report by Bain & Company.

  • Generations Y and Z drive growth in luxury market

    October 25, 2017 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    Only a select group of luxury goods companies are succeeding in luring coveted millennial customers and increasing their profits, according to a report by Bain & Company. “The millennial state of mind has changed the way purchases are made across generations and has pushed luxury brands to redefine

  • Gens Y and Z are Buying Lots of Luxury Stuff after All

    October 25, 2017 | Retail | New York Times | Media mention

    Generation Y provided 30 percent of all spending and, together with Generation Z, generated 85 percent of the luxury growth in the last 12 months, said Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Bain & Co.'s Rafael Natanek on how to make your drug launch a success

    September 27, 2017 | Pharmaceuticals | S&P Global | Media mention

    Following a survey of 100 executives at the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, Rafael Natanek, a partner with Bain & Company, talked to S&P Global Market Intelligence about the critical importance of a successful new drug launch, given that drug companies will derive 25% to 80% of their revenue from

  • From Ugly Duckling to EnVogue: Commerzbank Luring Suitors

    September 22, 2017 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “The German [banking] market continues to be very difficult in comparison to many European countries,” said Dirk Vater, a partner with Bain & Company. “Margins are thin thanks to strong competition, fragmentation and very price sensitive retail clients.”

  • European banking landscape increasingly polarized, says analyst

    September 06, 2017 | Banking | CNBC | Media mention

    Strong banks have been getting stronger but a number of banks could be in danger, João Soares, partner with Bain & Company, told CNBC.

  • Number of European lenders in danger rises sharply

    September 04, 2017 | Banking | Financial Times | Media mention

    A new report by Bain & Company shows that the number of European banks in grave danger rose sharply last year and is now close to its 2013 level, despite extensive efforts by lenders to bolster balance sheets and profits. "The fragile banks that have not acted effectively or that delayed taking

  • The construction industry: Least improved

    August 19, 2017 | Infrastructure, Construction & Building Products | The Economist | Media mention

    Volatility in demand for construction has trained builders to curb investment. "The industry has learned through bitter experience to prepare for the next recession," says Luc Luyten, a partner with Bain & Company.