Articles

  • How Brands Can Attract Shoppers in Slower-Growth China

    January 12, 2016 | Retail | Forbes.com

    As the dynamic growth of China’s economy slows, consumer goods companies and the retailers who sell their products find themselves adjusting to a new reality.

  • Is Your Supply Chain a True Business Partner?

    December 24, 2015 | Bain Supply Chain Edge℠ | Supply Chain 24/7

    At its best, the supply chain can become a true competitive weapon that yields several beneficial outcomes.

  • Cloud Carrier Promises Rich Pickings for IT Firms

    December 16, 2015 | Information Technology | China Daily

    China's market for enterprise IT is huge, but the share that goes to cloud computing is still comparatively small.

  • Chinese consumers make the largest luxury purchases

    November 30, 2015 | Consumer Products | Business Standard | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company's Fall Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study, the global luxury industry, led by luxury cars, hospitality and personal goods, which together account for 80% of the total market, is expected to surpass €1 trillion in retail sales value (RSV) in 2015.

  • "Authenticity" is being peddled as a cure for drooping brands

    November 14, 2015 | Consumer Products | The Economist | Media mention

    The ease of accessing information online makes consumers more likely to abandon their habitual brands because they have heard about something new or cheaper. In China and other big emerging markets, foreign-branded goods are losing their allure as shoppers realize that local products are no longer

  • Smaller Asian markets to top China for deals this year

    November 12, 2015 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    For the largest markets in Asia, the outlook for private equity is robust, according to Bain & Company's Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2015. General partners expect that smaller markets in Asia such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines will top China as the most attractive

  • Bain warns Asia-focused GPs to avoid past mistakes

    November 11, 2015 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Competition for Asia-Pacific deals will continue to be intense due to record amounts of funds ready to invest, forcing all players in the private equity industry to learn the lessons of the past and improve performance, according to the Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2015 by Bain & Company.

  • China moves to crack down on counterfeit Disney products

    November 06, 2015 | Consumer Products | The New York Times | Media mention

    A survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, published with Bain & Company, found that 85% of respondents believed China's enforcement of intellectual property rights had improved in the last five years, but two-thirds said that the risks of intellectual property or data being leaked were

  • A harder road ahead

    October 31, 2015 | Consumer Products | The Economist | Media mention

    Some foreign companies are losing their stake in China's consumer markets as local brands flourish. Bain & Company's China Shopper Report found that local brands gained market share in 18 categories last year and command 70% of their combined markets, as foreign firms' market share is declining

  • How Greece can Harvest Low-Hanging Euros

    October 20, 2015 | Forbes.com

    Reducing even a limited set of supply chain barriers to trade halfway to best practices would yield nearly $2.6 trillion in global GDP. For Greece, that could mean boosting its GDP by 5%–6% or adding up to $15 billion to the country’s ailing economy.