Retail Publications

  • 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 |

    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%