Publications

  • An IT Playbook for Digital Transformation

    October 20, 2017 | Bain infographic

    For many CIOs, the journey to digital is hampered by many obstacles. This infographic provides a playbook for modern IT design centered around six core rules.

  • Kang’s Take: Awaiting the Next Crop of Denim Investments

    October 20, 2017 | Retail | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Recent deals illustrate private equity's steady appetite for jeans. “Over the last year, there’s been some stabilization in denim as a category,” said Monisha De La Rocha, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Why Bain & Company Continues to Be the Best Employer

    October 17, 2017 | Firm Strategy | Inc. | Media mention

    Bain & Company sure knows how to treat employees right: they have been ranked as the number one place to work in the United States in 2017, 2014, and 2012. Inc. sits down with Keith Bevans, a partner and Global Head of Consultant Recruiting for Bain, about how the company does it.

  • Conagra is revamping the Slim Jim brand: Think office, not gas station

    October 13, 2017 | Consumer Products | CNBC | Media mention

    "What you do see is the overall quality bar has ramped up," said Brian McRoskey, a partner with Bain & Company. "If you don't satisfy (customers') needs, they will move somewhere else."

  • U.S. oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

    October 13, 2017 | Oil & Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Rather than compete for the same customers, the pipeline firms are seeking to cut deals to ensure they can guarantee the energy supplies to fill the lines. "There is a lot of money chasing the opportunity right now," said Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • US grocers count the pennies as discounters wage price war

    October 10, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company predicts that grocery discounters’ revenues will rise 8 to 10 per cent through to 2020, five times faster than traditional US grocers, growth that will be aided as stagnant wages push frugal shoppers to cut-price retailers.

  • Lidl Stores Gain Little Traction So Far in U.S.

    October 08, 2017 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Retail analysts say that it will take several more months to prove whether Lidl is catching on in the U.S. "It takes time for people's shopping behavior to adapt and get into a new routine, particularly something that is routinized as shopping," said Kent Knudson, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Changing Faces of the Cloud

    October 06, 2017 | Bain infographic

    As the cloud moves from niche to mainstream, providers can take three steps to adapt.

  • Doctors Feel Excluded from Health Care Value Efforts

    October 06, 2017 | HBR.org

    Health care organizations can generate greater support for value-based care by working closely with their physicians to shape models and addressing doctors’ concerns about implementation and outcomes.

  • How Utilities Can Cut Costs in a Challenging Environment

    October 05, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Several trends are squeezing utilities' bottom lines. Leading utility companies are able to cut costs while building a stronger organization.