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  • Chinese shoppers: Three things leading consumer products companies get right

    October 29, 2014 | Bain report

    Although the market environment continues to evolve in China, shopper behaviors have remained consistent and stable between 2011 and 2013. The most successful consumer companies have adapted to these behaviors to increase penetration.

  • Teaching Dinosaurs to Dance

    October 01, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Southeast Asia’s conglomerates are having a heyday, outperforming their counterparts in developed markets and their more-focused rivals close to home. The most successful companies have learned how to evolve with their local economies and follow six basic rules.

  • Winning Operating Models for Global Insurance Companies

    September 03, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Given the similarity of strategies throughout insurance, what differentiates the top performers tends to be how effectively they execute the strategy. Designing and building the right operating model is the surest path to effective execution, and insurers on that path typically face four big

  • Chinese Shoppers: Evolving Behaviors in a Challenging Environment

    July 01, 2014 | Bain Brief

    The growth of the fast-moving consumer goods market continues to slow in China. Fierce competition among brands and thriftier shoppers mean that marketers can no longer grow a brand just by riding a category wave.

  • Customer Loyalty and the Digical Transformation in P&C and Life Insurance: Global Edition 2014

    June 18, 2014 | Financial Services | Bain Brief

    Bain’s new survey of 158,400 consumers in 18 countries sheds light on how various customer segments perceive their P&C and life carriers; what customers want from their carriers and how they behave; and how different distribution channels influence loyalty. The report discusses four specific steps

  • Embracing China's Brave New Pharmaceutical World

    June 04, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Already one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical markets, China has tremendous growth potential, but significant policy and market changes are rocking the basis of competition. The multinational pharmaceutical companies that succeed in China will be the ones that restructure their sales function,

  • Operational Excellence: Managing Performance in the Oil and Gas Industry

    May 28, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Even leading oil and gas companies sometimes fail to hit their performance goals. Sometimes this is because management focuses excessively on identifying benchmarks while avoiding more critical discussions on how they should use metrics to make better decisions. A winning approach goes beyond

  • Asia-Pacific Private Equity Report 2014

    May 15, 2014 | Bain report

    After a decade of high expectations and exuberant activity, the Asia-Pacific PE market has hit a wall of reality. Deal value, exits and fund-raising all declined in 2013, reflecting slower economic growth and heated competition. The good news is that the downturn has sparked a healthy transition.

  • Choreographing a Full Potential Transformation

    April 09, 2014 | Full Potential Transformation | Bain Brief

    Full-potential transformation can boost performance by an order of magnitude and deliver sustained growth. But a clear vision of what the company should become must be supported by the right choreography for change, realistic risk assessment and a management structure that can deliver game-changing

  • The Biggest Contributor to Brand Growth

    March 19, 2014 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Most brand plans typically call for tapping into a well-segmented group of shoppers, getting them to try the brand, and progressively converting them into avid consumers who buy larger and larger quantities of it over time. But the evidence shows this doesn’t work. The best way to grow brands is to