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. Vantage, our location intelligence solution, can help you identify strategic sites for new stores or test the value of new store formats.
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. Customer-Led Category Management can help you reset your commercial model, to put customers first. We also 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.
Stay Two Steps Ahead of Disruption
Disruption is everywhere. Forge Retail keeps you updated on the latest in retail innovation. Sign up to receive our curated newsletter, Pulse, and invitations to our live Showcases featuring disruptors and industry luminaries.
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.
優れたデジタル戦略は、現在のニーズと将来の機会の双方をバランス良く反映した設計となっています。べインは「今から将来に向けた視点」と「将来を起点に逆算して考える視点」の双方を備えたBain Radar 360 Strategy®のアプローチを用いて、企業が目に見える利益を早期に生み出し、この先のデジタル時代で躍進できるよう支援します 。
Zero-based BudgetingZero-based Budgeting
Make sure that every dollar you spend serves your strategy. Zero-based budgeting creates an ownership mindset that reduces costs by 20 to 40 percent, and keeps costs out.