Publications

  • Restoring a Founder's Mentality® Culture - Bain Seoul

    June 19, 2017 | Bain Brief

    You can feel it when you walk in the door. People are bustling through the halls. Knots of employees are engaged in animated conversation. Office doors are open. You hear laughter. The business could be 100 years old, with thousands of employees, but it still feels like a start-up. Why? Because

  • With Whole Foods in the Cart, Amazon Now Faces the Hard Part

    June 19, 2017 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Making sure fresh groceries stay that way through transit is challenging yet crucial for attracting shoppers. “It’s really the fresh categories such as produce and meat that are driving people’s decision of where to shop,” said Kent Knudson, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Bain & Company Remains Committed to International MBA Hires Amid H1-B Uncertainty

    June 19, 2017 | Firm Strategy | ClearAdmit | Media mention

    “Our number one priority is finding the best students on campus and getting them into Bain—wherever they come from," said Keith Bevans, a partner with Bain & Company and the head of the firm's consultant recruiting.

  • America’s grocery market: A Lidl late?

    June 17, 2017 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    In America, too, sales at conventional grocers such as Kroger are stagnant. Bain & Company expects deep discounters to grow by 8-10% each year between now and 2020, five times as fast as traditional grocers.

  • When the Finance Department Becomes a Company's Secret Weapon

    June 16, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Digital disruption, activist investors and growing complexity have caused companies to rely more heavily on their Finance departments to take on a more strategic role.

  • Amazon to Buy Whole Foods in $13.4 Billion Deal

    June 16, 2017 | Retail | The New York Times | Media mention

    “The Whole Foods acquisition provides them more physical locations,” said Mikey Vu, a partner with Bain & Company who is focused on retail. “They’re going to be within an hour or 30 minutes of as many people as possible.”

  • Retaining Founder’s Energy and Mentality Leads to Value Creation

    June 15, 2017 | Business Day

    Companies that preserve their Founder's Mentality are four to five times more likely to be top performers than those that do not.

  • Everybody Wins in Divestitures

    June 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies that regularly prune their portfolio and take an active hand at preparing assets for sale outperform inactives by 40%.

  • Reenergize Change Programs to Escape the "Valley of Death"

    June 15, 2017 | Managing Change Blog

    When programs launch, there’s a burst of energy as people take on assignments. Then comes the valley of death.

  • The Digital Opportunity in Paper & Packaging

    June 12, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Three steps paper and packaging companies can take to become digital leaders.