Publications

  • 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.

  • "Alexa, Move My Bank Account to Amazon"

    March 05, 2018 | Bain infographic

    Amazon is looking to partner with a bank to offer a mobile-friendly account targeted to young adults in the US. How can traditional banks respond?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Holiday Shopping Behavior Quiz

    December 21, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Do your special holiday offers capitalize on the science and psychology behind consumer behaviors? Take the quiz to find out.

  • 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.

  • How Retailers Can Cut Emissions as E-Commerce Soars

    April 19, 2017 | Bain infographic

    A look at online shopping’s effect on retailers’ carbon footprints, and four ways that omnichannel retailers can reduce emissions.