Articles

  • Bain & Co.'s Asia push begins with Japan - Bain Tokyo

    March 05, 2018 | Nikkei Asian Review | Media mention

    Manny Maceda, worldwide managing director expects to double Asia-Pacific revenue in next few years.

  • Two-speed growth in China

    January 26, 2018 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Chinese consumers are spending more in the health and wealth sectors, but the fast-moving consumer goods space is likely to see slower growth, says Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • How Local Companies Are Winning Over China's Consumers

    January 25, 2018 | World Economic Forum

    In the past decade, Chinese companies have been steadily taking market share from foreign companies in the country's consumer markets. Here are four ways foreign companies can regain ground in China.

  • How Brands Can Stay Ahead In China

    January 04, 2018 | Forbes.com

    Getting ahead in China's new retailing era means developing a “challenger” mindset that allows you to act swiftly.

  • China-Knowledge Is Key For Companies Like Bain, L’Oréal & Grant Thornton

    January 02, 2018 | Firm Strategy | Business Because | Media mention

    “China is no longer about being a low-cost manufacturing hub—it’s no longer just imitating business models around the world. It’s become a source of innovation in terms of new tech, new business models, and entrepreneurial energy," said Stephen Shih, a partner with Bain & Company. “That’s why

  • China's Tencent, JD.com invest $863 million in online retailer Vipshop

    December 18, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    “Right now in the Chinese market we have two internet powers,” said Weiwen Han, managing partner for Greater China at Bain & Company. “Investments will either fall into the Alibaba or Tencent camp.”

  • Alibaba redraws retail fault lines with bricks-and-mortar push

    December 08, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    "Expanding their brick and mortar offering definitely needs to be a priority for Alibaba," said Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company, adding it would help the firm tap an older demographic that prefers to shop offline, and cut reliance on internet sales.

  • Alibaba goes offline with $2.9 billion stake in China's top grocer

    November 20, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    “They’re getting into a territory that’s not their core strength ... for example securing a property, the licenses to sell certain products, paying tax, more labor and so on,” said Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Why is Alibaba moving into the offline retail space?

    November 20, 2017 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Alibaba's move into offline retail boosts the firm's revenue and ability to get more data on customer demand, says Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Kreutzer’s Take: Private Equity Decouples in China

    November 17, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    The year is on track to generate a record number of $1 billion-plus-size deals, according to Vinit Bhatia, a partner with Bain & Company.