Retail Publications

  • How Firms Can Avoid a Kodak Moment

    July 27, 2016 | Business Day

    Few companies are completely blind to future uncertainty in global markets, but many still struggle to adapt their strategies effectively.

  • Dealing with Two-Speed China

    July 20, 2016 | Bain report

    How China’s fast-moving consumer goods market is effectively operating on two speeds across multiple dimensions.

  • Overcoming the storm: Lessons from the American crisis for Brazilian retailers - Bain São Paulo

    July 08, 2016 | Retail | Bain Brief

    The deterioration of a series of economic indicators puts a lot of pressure on the retail industry in Brazil, which has had its worst downturn in 15 years. The American financial crisis between 2007 and 2009 shows that crises do not affect all companies in the same way.

  • How to Thrive in Europe's Vexing Grocery Business

    June 30, 2016 | Bain Brief

    With hypermarkets losing sales to convenience stores and e-commerce in Western and Southern Europe, and with discounters upending everybody’s prices, grocers need to follow five fundamental rules for success.

  • Europe's Shifting Grocery Sector

    June 30, 2016 | Bain interactive

    Innovative strategies can help retailers meet challenges such as shrinking profit margins over the next decade.

  • Why Grocers Are Battling Big Over Fresh Food

    June 30, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Shoppers find the availability of fresh food as important as price when selecting a supermarket. Here’s how to stay competitive.

  • Modern Retail Supply Chains: Backbone for Omnichannel

    June 29, 2016 | Bain Brief

    With Amazon setting the pace for customer service, all retailers need to radically rethink supply chains to keep up.

  • Kim Borchert: Modern Retail Supply Chain

    June 22, 2016 | Bain video

    Bain Partner Kim Borchert outlines the four rules of supply chain strategy that can help retailers stay competitive and meet customers' expectations.

  • Embracing Agile

    May 01, 2016 | Harvard Business Review

    Agile methodologies, which helped revolutionize IT, are spreading across a broad range of industries and functions.

  • The Secret History of Agile Innovation

    April 20, 2016 | HBR.org

    You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes.