Publications

  • 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.

  • Retailers' Challenge: How to Cut Carbon Emissions as E-Commerce Soars

    April 18, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Consumers are thrilled by the speed and flexibility of e-commerce. But the proliferation of new retail channels and choices is changing their purchasing behavior, and overall, that’s taking a negative toll on the environment.

  • Holiday Recap and 10 Trends to Embrace in 2017

    January 19, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We review sales results from the holiday season and share the most important trends for retailers to act on in 2017.

  • The Power of Omnichannel Stores

    December 19, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine the latest sales results and the important role of stores in an omnichannel strategy.

  • Holiday Halftime and the Digital Innovation Show

    December 01, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We break down the sales results and take a closer look at the digital innovations that are exciting shoppers this season.

  • Will Amazon Steal Christmas?

    November 17, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine where and how the online juggernaut is investing this season, and what that means for the rest of the retail landscape.

  • 2016 Holiday Outlook: 'Tis the Season to Start Shopping

    October 23, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Bain forecasts US retail sales to grow 3.5% to 3.9% this holiday season amid middling macroeconomic trends and moderate sales momentum heading into the holidays.

  • Post-Holiday Outlook and Agile Innovation

    January 22, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Omnichannel retail sales grew 3.1% over the holiday season, with growth skewing heavily toward e-commerce. In 2016 and beyond, winning retailers will adopt a more comprehensive approach to innovating both online and in stores, aligning the organization across a common set of priorities. That