Publications

  • Embracing the Next Energy Revolution: Electricity Storage

    October 18, 2017 | Bain Brief

    As battery costs decline, utilities and their customers are beginning to deploy large-scale energy storage.

  • U.S. oil pipeline rivals look to consolidate West Texas projects

    October 13, 2017 | Oil & Gas | Reuters | Media mention

    Rather than compete for the same customers, the pipeline firms are seeking to cut deals to ensure they can guarantee the energy supplies to fill the lines. "There is a lot of money chasing the opportunity right now," said Whit Keuer, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • US grocers count the pennies as discounters wage price war

    October 10, 2017 | Retail | Financial Times | Media mention

    Bain & Company predicts that grocery discounters’ revenues will rise 8 to 10 per cent through to 2020, five times faster than traditional US grocers, growth that will be aided as stagnant wages push frugal shoppers to cut-price retailers.

  • Lidl Stores Gain Little Traction So Far in U.S.

    October 08, 2017 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Retail analysts say that it will take several more months to prove whether Lidl is catching on in the U.S. "It takes time for people's shopping behavior to adapt and get into a new routine, particularly something that is routinized as shopping," said Kent Knudson, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Changing Faces of the Cloud

    October 06, 2017 | Bain infographic

    As the cloud moves from niche to mainstream, providers can take three steps to adapt.

  • How Utilities Can Cut Costs in a Challenging Environment

    October 05, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Several trends are squeezing utilities' bottom lines. Leading utility companies are able to cut costs while building a stronger organization.

  • Choosing Between Primary Research and In-Market Tests

    October 05, 2017 | Expert Commentary

    Marketers have a variety of advanced analytics tools to utilize in understanding customer preferences.

  • Trump Slows Efforts to Cut Health-Care Costs

    October 05, 2017 | Healthcare | Bloomberg Businessweek | Media mention

    New payment models may allow the most efficient health-care providers to boost their profits while reducing overall costs. But ultimately someone will have to take a financial hit, according to Joshua Weisbrod, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Boeing buys company that's developing flying taxis for Uber

    October 05, 2017 | Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | Chicago Tribune | Media mention

    Boeing is set to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a company working with Uber to develop autonomous aircraft the tech giant could one day operate as air taxis. While automation is going to be critical to the commercial side of the aerospace industry, there has been a much quicker adaptation with

  • How Far Is Your Company on its Digital Journey?

    October 02, 2017 | Bain interactive

    Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.