The retail world—with its razor-thin margins and relentless big bets on fashions, trends and timing—has never been a haven for the faint of heart. Add digital disruption, emerging market opportunities and changing consumer trends to the mix, and sustained, profitable growth becomes even more challenging. Bain works alongside leading retailers to develop and implement customized solutions that address today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities.
What We Do
- Envision and live an omnichannel strategy
- Lead a Digical® transformation
- Inspire Agile innovation
- Define winning brand strategies
- Install customer-led category management
- Zero-base retail operations and costs
- Earn loyalty with great customer experiences
- Revamp store operations and talent
- Maximize margins with pricing and promotions
- Reinvent your marketing with analytics
- Strategically transform your cost structure
- Strengthen sourcing and vendor relationships
- Build a modern retail organization
- Develop flexible, efficient supply chains
- Transform information technology
- Improve your M&A capability
How We Work
We help companies become more successful by identifying where and how to build the most value. We assist them in growing store networks, localizing assortments, building omnichannel capabilities, launching new formats or improving cost positions, to name just a few.
Bain experts combine deep retail industry expertise with experience in all major regions and functional areas. They bring an external, practical perspective to industry challenges and opportunities using proven tools and rigorous, fact-based analysis. Our teams collaborate with clients to develop common objectives, define roles and responsibilities, propose recommendations and implement solutions.
Bain's Private Equity group also has extensive experience in equity investments and in strategies for managing portfolios of businesses in the retail industry.