Retail Publications

  • GCC markets ready for retailer innovations

    April 17, 2012 | Retail | The National

    GCC retailers also have a tremendous potential for innovation in their core and adjacent businesses. Capturing this potential will require a focused strategy as well as the development of a stronger organisation able to manage a more complex business model.

  • Do you see what we see? The future of independent optometry

    March 19, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    The next retail disruption: Eye care professionals need to adapt, as retailers and online pure plays redefine vision care

  • China e-commerce: Heading toward RMB 1.5 trillion

    February 27, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    China holds the potential to become the biggest market for virtually everything, and e-commerce is no exception. E-commerce is surging, opening up opportunities for companies if they pay close attention to the quickly evolving marketplace. How big is the opportunity?

  • Can China earn its place as the world's largest e-commerce market?

    February 16, 2012 | Retail | Forbes.com

    China holds the potential to become the biggest market for virtually everything and e-commerce is no exception. E-commerce is surging, opening up opportunities for companies if they pay close attention to the quickly evolving marketplace.

  • 2011 China Luxury Market Study

    December 15, 2011 | Retail | Bain study

    According to findings from a new Bain study, sales of luxury goods in mainland China will grow overall by 25 to 30 percent in 2011, with more than 60 percent of purchases coming from new luxury customers.

  • The future of shopping

    December 01, 2011 | Strategy, Retail | Harvard Business Review

    Successful companies will engage customers through "omnichannel" retailing: a mashup of digital and physical experiences. Soon it will be hard even to define e-commerce, let alone measure it. Is it an e-commerce sale if the customer goes to a store, finds that the product is out of stock, and uses

  • Everything the same, but nicer

    September 09, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Eight trillion-dollar macro trends are at work in the global economy. The pursuit by businesses and governments of the macro trends’ growth potential will touch many corners of the globe.

  • How Australia's retailers can profit from the coming boom in online sales

    June 01, 2011 | Retail | Bain Brief

    How Australia’s retailers can profit from the coming boom in online sales

  • Australian retailers battle for customers as online shopping registers

    April 05, 2011 | Retail | Business Spectator

    The year 2011 will represent a turning point for Australia's retailers, with dramatic growth in the number of consumers willing to shop online. But will retailers be able to rise to the occasion?

  • Japan blushes with success

    December 21, 2010 | Consumer Products | The Wall Street Journal Asia

    Japan's sluggish economy has puzzled Japanese and foreigners alike for a decade or more. How is it that a country that was until recently the world's second-largest economy, and boasts first-world levels of income, can be so mired in low growth and low productivity at home?