Bain in the news

  • Makers of custom sneakers cash in on desire for one-of-a-kind goods

    July 02, 2015 | The New York Times | Media mention

    Customization within the retail sneaker sector is growing, reflecting the demand for one-of-a-kind goods as consumers seek more control and choice in what they purchase.

  • Foreign brands losing luster in China

    July 01, 2015 | Consumer Products | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    China's 1.34 billion-plus consumers are filling their shopping baskets with Chinese-branded toothpaste, laundry detergent, juice, cookies and more, according to a new study from Bain & Company.

  • Willis tie-up with Towers Watson points to insurance woes

    June 30, 2015 | Healthcare | Financial Times | Media mention

    In three years time, the introduction of a so-called "Cadillac tax" in the US is expected to prompt more companies to move their employees onto healthcare insurance exchanges.

  • Luxury goods market reached €224 billion in 2014 - Bain Istanbul

    June 27, 2015 | Retail | Hurriyet Daily | Media mention

    Accessories, which have the largest share of global luxury spending with 29% confirmed market leadership as the fastest growing category, grew by 4% between 2013 and 2014. (Full article only available in Turkish)

  • Primary target is more affordable and simpler way to order kids clothes

    June 25, 2015 | USA Today | Media mention

    , the leader of Bain & Company's global Digital practice. "You've got your Targets and Walmarts already providing low-cost, one-stop shopping. So the question is, is that mom or dad going to go off those sites over to Primary just to shop for basic clothing?

  • Market conditions buttress Carlyle plans for Philadelphia refinery

    June 23, 2015 | EnergyWire | Media mention

    , a partner in the Oil & Gas practice at Bain & Company. "The key question looking forward ... what is going to happen with that differential? Is that differential sustainable? Will it widen again to the levels we saw in the last few months?

  • Carbon glut limits German options to meet 2020 emissions target

    June 18, 2015 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | BloombergBusiness | Media mention

    Forcing utilities in Germany to switch to cleaner natural gas from coal would cost about six times the current carbon price, according to Bain & Company.

  • Bain: Physician survey reinforces need for category leadership in medtech and pharma

    June 18, 2015 | Healthcare | Private Health Investor | Media mention

    , Bain & Company polled 632 physicians and 100 procurement professionals to find out how recent changes in the United States healthcare system, most notably the regulatory and financial pressures to cut costs, are affecting healthcare on the clinical level.

  • Russia's much-needed oil price bump unlikely to come any time soon

    June 18, 2015 | Oil and Gas | The Globe and Mail | Media mention

    , the leader of Bain & Company's Oil & Gas practice, said industry capital spending is down 20% or more over a year. He said the reduced spending means 1 million to 1.5 million barrels a day of capacity will not be built every year.

  • In global fight against HIV, China's circumcision device makes the cut

    June 17, 2015 | Healthcare | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The World Health Organization announced that it has approved the quality and production of a Chinese circumcision device to aid HIV prevention. This is big news for China's medical companies, which are trying to build prowess at home and overseas.