Articles

  • 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.

  • Alibaba And JD.com Target Luxury Consumers For Singles' Day But Is It Wise For Brands To Join?

    November 09, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “They are trying but they want to try under their own control, with complete control on prices,” said Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain & company, on Chinese luxury brands entering the e-commerce space. That means luxury brands prefer to build their own online shopping sites, with 19 out of the top

  • Investors binge on China’s appetite for healthier snack foods

    November 09, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    A report by Bain & Company released in October said chocolate, chewing gum and candy had all registered double-digit negative volume growth in China in the first half of 2017.

  • Blackstone to Sell Stake in Chinese Medical Device Maker

    November 07, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    Orthopedic implants are used to replace missing body parts or support damaged bones. Sales of such implants could reach $3.5 billion in China in 2020, up from $1.9 billion in 2015, according to estimates from Bain & Company.

  • China’s ecommerce titans prepare for Singles Day battle

    November 06, 2017 | Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    While Alibaba is widely expected to reveal a figure that comfortably surpasses last year’s Singles Day sales figure, “the number itself is not the primary objective”, says Jason Ding, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Alibaba Prepares as Countdown Begins for 'Singles Day'

    November 06, 2017 | Retail | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Bain & Company partner Jason Ding weighs in on the performance of Alibaba and talks about the importance of "Singles Day."

  • China Tells Global Companies to Start Taking Care of Workers

    October 26, 2017 | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “Multinationals and local companies will need to cope with this agenda of more balanced growth and the focus on the quality of life,” said Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company. “When they look at China as an opportunity, they cannot seek growth as the primary target.”

  • China shoppers rein in spending on cookies to pop drinks: survey

    October 24, 2017 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    Demand for fast-moving consumer goods has waned in China, according to a report from Bain & Company. “The type of consumption people enjoy now is very different - travel, lifestyle, entertainment are all growing strongly,” said Bruno Lannes, a partner with Bain.