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  • The true behavior of the Chinese shopper

    November 26, 2013 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    China is a complex market—all the more so as growth slows and competition intensifies. The days of growing a brand just by riding a category wave are coming to an end. To win in China now, it's critical for companies to increase penetration and recruit shoppers every time they step into a store.

  • Customer Loyalty in Retail Banking: Global Edition 2013

    November 06, 2013 | Bain Net Promoter System®, Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Banks made progress in earning customers’ loyalty during 2013, but they’re far from exploiting the full potential. And as the take-up of mobile banking accelerates, some players are falling behind, leaving themselves vulnerable to new competitors. The leaders, by contrast, have developed channel

  • Foreign and local brands battle for China's shoppers in a rapidly changing environment

    October 18, 2013 | Consumer Products | Bain report

    Our 2013 analysis of how Chinese shoppers behave allowed us to confirm and refine our previous findings, and provided additional invaluable insights into how shoppers make purchases. These insights will be critical to marketers as they seek to grow their brands in a Chinese market characterized by

  • What "good" looks like: Creating an operational excellence management system

    October 15, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    Unlike individuals, companies can’t simply decide one day to act more efficiently. Complex organizations need a systematic approach to improvement. An operational excellence management system is a set of rules that, when implemented with measurable accountability, can guide a company on its journey

  • China's e-commerce prize

    August 28, 2013 | Retail | Bain Brief

    In 2013, China became the world’s largest market for digital retailing, which has furiously transformed shopping and purchasing habits, opening up vast opportunities for retailers and brands that pay attention to the nuances of massively changing behavior. Our survey of 1300 Chinese shoppers helped

  • The Global Diamond Report 2013: Journey through the Value Chain

    August 27, 2013 | Industrial Goods & Services | Bain report

    Bain & Company and the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC) produced this report in collaboration. Looking closely at the diamond value chain and tracing diamonds' route to market, this report offers for the first time a detailed view of channels and approaches for rough- and polished-diamond sales.

  • China Private Wealth Report 2013

    August 13, 2013 | Financial Services | Bain report

    China’s private wealth market has transformed from a time of opportunity in the early days to a period of fiercer competition in 2011, and now it is in a new phase of building a solid foundation.

  • Growing brands by understanding what Chinese shoppers really do

    July 18, 2013 | Consumer Products | Bain report

    Our 2013 analysis of how Chinese shoppers behave allowed us to confirm and refine our previous findings, and provided additional invaluable insights into how shoppers make purchases. These insights will be critical to marketers as they seek to grow their brands in a Chinese market characterized by

  • A new approach to M&A helps healthcare companies grow in Asia

    June 25, 2013 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    Winning healthcare companies are discovering a unique approach to inorganic growth that sets them up for success in Asia over the long haul. They use a portfolio management strategy that builds a combination of sustainable assets across countries, sectors and risk profiles, relying on an M&A

  • Infobesity: The enemy of good decisions

    June 11, 2013 | Bain Brief

    Companies have overindulged in information and are paying the price in poor performance. A decision-focused approach can stem the torrent of data and keep people focused on what matters most.