Retail Publications

  • How grocers can grow with emerging Asia

    April 02, 2014 | Consumer Products | The Business Times (Singapore)

    THESE would seem like the best of times for the grocery business in emerging Asia. Home to about 44 per cent of the world's population, Asia's emerging markets boast macro trends that would delight any retailer: healthy GDP growth, a rapidly rising middle class and populations that are steadily

  • Indonesia, new frontier for consumer goods companies

    March 24, 2014 | Consumer Products | Jakarta Post

    In the world of consumer products, all eyes are on Indonesia. If the country can manage inflation and political instability, reduce regulatory complexity, increase labor market flexibility and improve infrastructure, it could become the globe’s next big prize. Over the next 15 years, Indonesia will

  • Asian grocery success

    March 18, 2014 | Consumer Products | CEO Forum

    The moves that brought a retail company success in the past—very often in a different region—can’t necessarily be repeated in Asia.

  • Emerging Asia's grocery challenge

    March 12, 2014 | Consumer Products |

    Home to about 44% of the world’s population, Asia’s emerging markets boast macro trends that would delight any retailer: healthy GDP growth, a rapidly rising middle class and populations that are steadily moving into cities, where the economics of distribution favor modern trade. By Bain & Company

  • What Does It Really Take for Grocers to Win in Emerging Asia?

    February 12, 2014 | Retail | Bain Brief

    Despite the dazzling macro trends that make emerging Asia so attractive to grocery retailers, there are a host of obstacles that also make this region a tricky one. We’ve identified the nine critical rules any successful company must follow to win in this region, and three important

  • Omnichannel resolutions for 2014

    January 23, 2014 | Retail | Bain Brief

    Omnichannel growth for the holiday season was 3.5%, below our 4% forecast but above what many predicted. Growth in digital sales slowed to 12% to 15% despite record sales from mobile devices. The implications for retailers remain unchanged: To win, they have to deliver new omnichannel experiences

  • Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study Winter 2014

    January 14, 2014 | Retail | Bain study

    The number of luxury consumers worldwide has more than tripled over the past 20 years to 330 million at the end of 2013, according to a study of 10,000 luxury consumers by Bain & Company in collaboration with Redburn Partners and Millward Brown. The findings reveal how seven luxury consumer

  • How to achieve the "perfect sale" - Bain Santiago

    December 12, 2013 | Customer Strategy & Marketing, Retail | Revista Portafolio

    Retailers who view selling as an art are learning that the process must more closely resemble a science. Bain & Company partners Giovanni Arnese, Mike Booker, Louis Lim and Marcello Tripodo identify the key parts of a model that links strategic goals to concrete results more effectively.

  • The omnichannel future - Bain Santiago

    November 10, 2013 | Customer Strategy & Marketing, Retail | Revista Portafolio

    To survive the growing number of channels through which customers can browse and purchase products, retail outlets will need to keep up with technology and trends.

  • Having it their way: The big opportunity in personalized products

    November 05, 2013 | Retail |

    Seeing that they can elevate customer loyalty and engagement, brands are taking personalization a big step forward into mass customization and discovering the value of letting customers create their own unique products.