Bain briefs and books

  • Coping with the Amazon Factor in Due Diligence

    March 19, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The online retail giant is changing the rules for almost any target company. Here's how PE firms can measure the threats—and opportunities.

  • Overcoming the Existential Crisis in Consumer Goods

    March 07, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Leading brands need to fight today’s battles and the even bigger ones hitting them tomorrow.

  • Banking's Amazon Moment

    March 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The e-commerce juggernaut may be taking the plunge into banking, but it is not invulnerable. Banks that focus on customers over products, on fast test-and-learn over business cases, can thrive.

  • Grocery Retailing, Reimagined

    February 14, 2018 | Bain Brief

    As grocers face into the future they should not lose sight of what customers love about them today.

  • Post-Holiday Recap and Resolutions for 2018

    January 18, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Retail sales this holiday season rose an impressive 5.6%, far above most predictions. Here are six resolutions for how retailers can invest to carry their momentum into 2018 and beyond.

  • The Strategy, Science and Psychology of Holiday Promotions

    December 21, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Holiday sales are exceeding expectations. But how much are promotions helping retailers achieve this high growth?

  • Countdown to Christmas: Tech the Halls

    November 30, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We recap the Thanksgiving weekend’s sales results and examine how retailers are reshaping the customer experience with new technologies.

  • Dreaming of an Amazon Christmas?

    November 09, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We take a close look at Amazon’s holiday strategy and examine how retailers can capture more than their fair share of growth.

  • 2017 Holiday Outlook: Ringing in the Shopping Season!

    October 19, 2017 | Bain Brief

    With strong macroeconomic indicators across the board, Bain forecasts 3.5% to 3.9% growth in US retail sales this holiday season.

  • The Future of Car Sales Is Omnichannel

    September 13, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Auto makers and dealers must change their sales and operating models to meet the needs of car buyers as they shift to buy online.