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  • Why Insurers Should Look Beyond Insurance

    September 21, 2017 | Bain Snap Chart

    In what may look like a paradox, companies are winning in insurance by offering their customers services beyond insurance.

  • How Brands Can Get Ahead of China's Tectonic Shifts in Grocery Retail

    September 20, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Like everything else in China, grocery retailing is changing at warp speed—with huge rewards for brands that quickly adapt to the new rules.

  • Banking Strategy for the Long Game

    September 17, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Despite pressures to improve next quarter's stock performance, banking remains a long game, demanding a decade-long perspective. Here's how senior banking teams can incorporate the salient themes into their strategic planning.

  • Ecosystems: How Insurers Can Reinvent Customer Relationships

    September 14, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies are transforming themselves into multipurpose providers—offering suites of interconnected services that extend beyond insurance to meet the broader needs of their clients.

  • The Future of Car Sales Is Omnichannel

    September 13, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Auto makers and dealers must change their sales and operating models to meet the needs of car buyers as they shift to buy online.

  • China's Private Wealth Machine

    July 25, 2017 | Bain Brief

    The world’s most populous nation is churning out new cohorts of young, sophisticated and tech-savvy high-net-worth individuals, creating opportunities—and challenges—for financial services providers.

  • China's Two-Speed Growth: In and Out of the Home

    June 29, 2017 | Bain report

    Many Chinese consumer products companies are aiming to expand in high-speed markets while managing for costs in low-speed markets.

  • China's Two-Speed Growth: In and Out of the Home

    June 29, 2017 | Bain report

    Many Chinese consumer products companies are aiming to expand in high-speed markets while managing for costs in low-speed markets.

  • China's Truck Market: New Opportunities for Europeans

    June 22, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As China’s truck market develops, buyers are looking beyond the purchase price and considering total costs of ownership, including fuel costs. This is good news for European truck brands, whose purchase prices are much higher than those of Chinese or joint venture brands.

  • How Banks Can Turn Around Unprofitable Corporate Clients

    May 16, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Some banks have upgraded their IT systems to better track the profitability of each client, then focused on explicitly managing profitability at the onboarding, deal pricing and account relationship stages.