Retail Publications

  • The Power of Omnichannel Stores

    December 19, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine the latest sales results and the important role of stores in an omnichannel strategy.

  • Melanie Sanders: The Grocery Battle over Fresh Food

    December 15, 2016 | Bain video

    More than 80% of Australian consumers cross-shop, making it critical for grocers to differentiate their offerings, beyond price. Bain research shows that high-quality fresh food is as important as price for today's shoppers.

  • Perception Beats Reality in Pricing

    December 15, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Price wars have broken out in consumer industries around the world. It’s no secret that retailers such as ALDI, Amazon and Walmart have used price to position themselves against traditional competitors in their markets, pinching margins all around.

  • Bruno Lannes: Two-Speed China in Consumer Goods

    December 15, 2016 | Bain video

    A look at three trends within China's new "two-speed" scenario and how brands can win in this environment.

  • The amount of data available to retailers is growing rapidly - Bain Moscow

    December 06, 2016 | Digital, Retail | Vedomosti

    The amount of data available to retailers is growing rapidly, as is the number of companies that offer data processing. However, retailers will only benefit if they are able to convert the results of their analysis into concrete action. (Full article only available in Russian)

  • Should Retailers Develop Online Grocery Stores? - Bain Moscow

    December 02, 2016 | Digital, Retail | Vedomosti

    Many Russian retailers have launched online stores or announced plans to do so in recent years, which compelled us to study the topic more thoroughly. What is the state of online grocery shopping globally? Why do retailers lose money on online grocery stores?

  • Holiday Halftime and the Digital Innovation Show

    December 01, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We break down the sales results and take a closer look at the digital innovations that are exciting shoppers this season.

  • Marc-André Kamel: How to Thrive in Europe's Vexing Grocery Business

    November 29, 2016 | Bain video

    European grocers must fulfill five obligations to emerge a winner in today's turbulent environment.

  • China Retail's Two-Speed Channel Challenge

    November 23, 2016 | Bain report

    Physical and digital retailers will continue to seek successful online-to-offline strategies.

  • Will Amazon Steal Christmas?

    November 17, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine where and how the online juggernaut is investing this season, and what that means for the rest of the retail landscape.