Retail Publications

  • 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.

  • Europe's Shifting Consumer Markets

    March 29, 2016 | Consumer Products | Bain infographic

    How consumer goods brands can adapt to the major changes faced by Europe's retailers.

  • How Brands Can Prepare for European Retailing's Tectonic Shifts

    March 16, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Europe’s grocers are grappling with the weakening performance of big-box stores, the rise of everyday value concepts and the acceleration of e-commerce. Here's how consumer goods companies can control their own destinies and protect margins in this changing retail landscape.

  • 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.

  • The Right Way to Build a Modern Retail Firm

    January 29, 2016 | Retail | The Business Times (Singapore)

    There's a danger in relying on benchmarks. Operating models need to be tied to a retailer's unique strategy.

  • 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.

  • The view of... - Bain Santiago

    January 25, 2016 | Retail | Diario Pulso

    English The view of… Diario Pulso By Marcial Rapela According to a recent report published by Bain & Company, 90%

  • Post-Holiday Outlook and Agile Innovation

    January 22, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Omnichannel retail sales grew 3.1% over the holiday season, with growth skewing heavily toward e-commerce. In 2016 and beyond, winning retailers will adopt a more comprehensive approach to innovating both online and in stores, aligning the organization across a common set of priorities. That

  • Four Ways to Save the Dying Bank Branch

    January 14, 2016 | Financial Services | American Banker

    Despite the growing dominance of digital banking, the physical bank branch is not extinct. But to ensure the viability of branches, the size and nature of the branch network must change more substantially and more quickly than most banks acknowledge.

  • How Brands Can Attract Shoppers in Slower-Growth China

    January 12, 2016 | Retail | Forbes.com

    As the dynamic growth of China’s economy slows, consumer goods companies and the retailers who sell their products find themselves adjusting to a new reality.