The coronavirus crisis has upended the grocery industry around the world, demanding profound changes to supply chains, channel strategies and retail operations. Amid the shifting scenarios and priorities, our clients know that now is the time to plan for a post-pandemic world that will be fundamentally transformed.
The recent turbulence only accelerates changes that were already underway for grocery businesses. New consumer habits and fresh competition have collided with increasing CapEx demands and downward price pressure – all factors that conspire to limit profits and growth.
We help grocery organizations across the industry ensure their strategy both realizes near-term results and positions them to win in the future. Our experts can help with category strategy and assortment, pricing and promotion, delivering a seamless omnichannel experience, supplier negotiations, store operations, cost reduction, and more. As leaders in retail consulting we bring unmatched experience and a robust set of tools and capabilities to every engagement.
What We Do
What We Do
We work with global grocery clients to transform their businesses and deliver measurable results, be it topline, profitability, or to help future-proof their business.
Our relevant expertise includes:
Omnichannel retail strategy and innovation: We help you bring “future-back” planning to your omnichannel strategy, apply advanced analytics and develop an enterprise technology strategy that facilitates digital transformation and sustained innovation. Our experts also advise on all facets of M&A.
Reimagined customer experience: Companies can gain a competitive advantage by understanding and optimizing their customers’ journeys. We help you collect the necessary insights into customer segments, private label strategies and marketing excellence.
Intelligent retail operations: Our Advanced Retail Buying solution helps you better negotiate with suppliers and manage your retail categories. We help you transform store operations, reinvent supply chains, optimize your pricing, assortment and promotion practices, and transform your cost structure to free up funds that can be invested in new growth initiatives.
Modern retail organization: We'll help you set the right operating model for your strategy, enabling you to react quickly to shifts in markets and customer habits. Our Results Delivery® Office helps you engage your talent and ensure that newly implemented capabilities stick.
Featured Team Members
Bain Omnichannel StrategyBain Omnichannel Strategy
Seamlessly integrate physical and digital worlds to deliver outstanding and often previously unimaginable customer experiences that lead to profitable growth.
Bain Advanced Retail BuyingBain Advanced Retail Buying
Unlock the full value of data with Advanced Analytics so you can grow categories significantly while reducing costs.
Bain Radar 360℠Bain Radar 360℠
Bring order from the chaos of your current digital efforts, assess where your industry is going in the years ahead, and decide how you will win in that digital future.
Bain Zero-based BudgetingBain Zero-based Budgeting
Restore your company's ownership culture and ensure that every dollar is working in service of your strategy.
Bain Supply Chain Edge®Bain Supply Chain Edge®
Adapt to dynamic environments and go beyond a near-term roadmap to build long-term capabilities that will sustain your competitive advantage.