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  • Taking a new consumer goods category from zero to 100 in no time flat

    November 29, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    The race to create categories and subcategories may be your best option in emerging markets. Here’s how winners set the pace.

  • Who (really) are China's shoppers?

    November 27, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain industry brief

    A new study of the real-time shopping habits of 40,000 Chinese households provides a revealing look at what–and how–they buy. The findings will help shape strategy for consumer goods companies hoping to grow along with China.

  • Seven years: Age of reason? 2005-2012: Creating value(s) in the digital age

    November 15, 2012 | Media | Forum d'Avignon

    Our in-depth look at the state of media and devices across several categories (music, video, books and video games) suggests that this field is as turbulent as ever, with cycles of innovation and reinvention creating a fertile ground for exploring new models. Consumers across the world continue to

  • National oil companies reshape the playing field

    October 10, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    The balance of power has flipped in the oil industry. National oil companies, who controlled less than 10 percent of reserves in the 1970s, now control more than 90 percent. Oilfield service companies stand to benefit from this change, while IOCs and Independents must decide how to adapt their

  • Getting ready to profit from the "next billion" consumers

    September 14, 2012 | Bain industry brief

    Preparing for the next billion consumers starts by identifying the markets that hold the most potential. That requires careful analysis across three dimensions: country, category and a company’s own capabilities.

  • Winning operating models

    September 14, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    The consumer products industry’s vast transformation is bringing tremendous opportunities for both growth and profits. But as they pursue those opportunities, too many companies are encountering a troubling fact of life: Old operating models simply aren’t serving them anymore. As times change,

  • The P&C customer rediscovered through analytics

    September 13, 2012 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Leading companies typically apply analytics to yield fresh insights and inform better business decisions in five areas: risk selection and pricing, customer loyalty and advocacy, claims management, business cycle management and capital efficiency.

  • What Chinese shoppers really do but will never tell you

    July 12, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain report

    Bain & Company partnered with Kantar Worldpanel to study the shopping habits of 40,000 Chinese households. Our study helped us gain invaluable insights into how shoppers make purchases in 26 important consumer goods categories.

  • Will 2012 herald the arrival of Southeast Asia’s long-awaited PE breakthrough?

    May 08, 2012 | Private Equity | Bain industry brief

    As our survey results reveal, discriminating investors recognize that, as more and more money pours into the region and drives up valuations, they can no longer count on how they structure a deal to reliably generate market-beating returns. Tomorrow’s winners will be those that are best able to

  • How shale tilts the scale

    April 16, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Bain Brief

    In relatively short order, the proliferation of unconventional gas has altered the North American energy landscape. Now, coupled with substantial major new gas discoveries elsewhere, it is shifting energy dynamics across the globe. As in all turbulent markets, there will be winners and losers, but