Retail Publications

  • "Watch the paradigm shift reshaping the market" - Bain Seoul

    January 01, 2016 | Consumer Products | Fashion Insight

    Fashion brand managers are facing increasing challenges. Both consumer brands and retail companies expect 2016 to be a more challenging year than 2015. There is no immediate crisis on the horizon yet, but many industry experts and managers warn that a tough time is coming.

  • Why the In-Store Workforce is the Retailer's Most Powerful Asset

    December 28, 2015 | Retail | Bangkok Post

    In a retail world focused on omnichannel strategies, product and service innovations, IT investments and technology-enabled stores of the future, winning retailers are taking a new look at their store labour models and budgets.

  • Can US Retail Banks Survive the Mobile Revolution?

    December 28, 2015 | Retail |

    What would you miss more for a day, your wallet or your mobile phone? Some 54% of US consumers surveyed recently chose the phone, and in China and South Korea, that share rose to more than 75%. It’s just one marker of how mobile has evolved from being a separate banking channel to becoming the hub

  • Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Study Fall-Winter 2015: A Time to Act—How Luxury Brands Can Rebuild to Win

    December 21, 2015 | Bain report

    Global currency fluctuations and continued purchases by “borderless consumers” boosted the luxury goods market in 2015, but real growth has slowed, confirming a shift to a “new normal” of lower sales growth in the personal luxury goods market.

  • Digical® retail and why stores matter

    December 18, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Although e-commerce sales are growing at double-digit rates, the reality is that 90% of retail sales still happen in stores. In this issue, we look at the holiday shopping season to date and explore the evolving role of stores in a Digical world. We examine how the most successful retailers are

  • Lewis Weinger: A Fresh Look at Store Labor

    December 16, 2015 | Bain video

    Retailers are increasingly looking to boost labor efficiency in order to reinvest in omnichannel and other strategic initiatives. Bain Partner Lewis Weinger explains how winning retailers do three things really well.

  • Retail Banks Wake Up to Digital Lending

    December 15, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Our benchmark survey highlights the capability gaps and the potential for banks to defend their profit pools.

  • Halftime report and all eyes on Amazon

    December 04, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Early reports from the Thanksgiving shopping weekend suggest record e-commerce sales as well as significant and extended promotional activity. Fueling these trends: Amazon. In this issue, we recap the season to date, dissect Amazon's business model and share new research on how retailers can

  • ’Tis the season for free shipping

    November 19, 2015 | Bain Brief

    With every holiday season, customers’ expectations for free and fast delivery increase. This year, retailers must also provide shoppers with a good fulfillment experience, one that is flexible, reliable and seamless. In this issue, we look at how retailers—including grocers—are modernizing their

  • Allison Gans: A Fresh Look at Store Labor

    November 06, 2015 | Retail | Bain video

    As consumer shopping habits continue to change, retailers need effective and transparent ways to reallocate worker hours. Bain Partner Allison Gans discusses three key strategies that successful retailers use to save on labor costs.