Retail Publications

  • Ma Yun's plan of "Innovating customer experience through on-offline integration" is now a reality... what about us? - Bain Seoul

    April 10, 2018 | Retail | Dong-A Business Review

    'New Retail' envisioned by Alibaba Chairman Ma Yun is quickly becoming a reality. To survive in the new retail environment led by Alibaba, companies need to understand the unique characteristics of online and mobile, and provide customized products and services based on data analysis.

  • Dreaming of an Amazon Christmas?

    November 09, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We take a close look at Amazon’s holiday strategy and examine how retailers can capture more than their fair share of growth.

  • Win e-commerce with a hybrid model - Bain Seoul

    February 01, 2016 | Consumer Products | Fashion Insight

    There are a few options for introducing e-commerce to your business. The first is outsourcing, in which brands only provide the products and outsource almost all functions of e-commerce. The second option is an integration model characterized by the internalization of most e-commerce functions.

  • E-commerce offers an opportunity for a leap forward for Korean fashion industry - Bain Seoul

    January 25, 2016 | Consumer Products | Fashion Insight

    Two years ago, a leading fashion company in Korea overhauled its digital channel strategy. It transformed its PC-based online retail, where it used to sell off-season products at a discount, into a mobile-focused one, dramatically increasing the share of on-season product sales at full price.

  • "Watch the paradigm shift reshaping the market" - Bain Seoul

    January 01, 2016 | Consumer Products | Fashion Insight

    Fashion brand managers are facing increasing challenges. Both consumer brands and retail companies expect 2016 to be a more challenging year than 2015. There is no immediate crisis on the horizon yet, but many industry experts and managers warn that a tough time is coming.

  • Korean Fashion Needs to Bet on R&d, Not Speed - Bain Seoul

    August 29, 2015 | Retail | Chosun Ilbo

    Korea's fast-growing fashion industry is struggling. Despite growth in size, the industry is witnessing profitability deterioration. According to Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry, the average operating margin of domestic casual fashion companies, including SPA brands, fell sharply to 0.

  • Focus on enduring values in ten years - Bain Seoul

    May 05, 2014 | Retail Magazine

    The retailing industry's environmental changes have determined the success and failure of numerous businesses, transforming the industry dynamics. For example, in the United States, such “disruption” that fundamentally changes the industry has repeated itself every 50 years.

  • The service industry is key to the future

    July 19, 2006 | JoongAng Daily

    China is known for manufacturing half of the world's microwave ovens and a third of its television sets, but its economy is now shifting toward services.