Consumer & Retail

The Consumer Value Creators Series

December 2014
Travel and tourism companies have created strong value for investors over the past five years, thanks to the global economic recovery and increasing travel by people in developing markets.
December 2014
The retail industry—including eight U.S. companies among the sector's top ten—delivered sizable value to investors from 2009 through 2013, despite a volatile business environment.
December 2014
A growing middle class in developing markets and improving economic conditions in the developed world helped make fashion and luxury the top-performing consumer sector in terms of value creation in this year's analysis.
December 2014
As the business cycle slowly picks up and consumers and businesses start making large purchases again, the durables sector is creating strong value for investors.
December 2014
The nondurables sector has posted solid value creation over the past five years, thanks to sales growth, an emphasis on innovation, and smart acquisitions.

Retail Sector

February 2015
Digital technologies can help retailers improve operations and customers shop faster and smarter. BCG explains the organizational changes needed to make it happen.
September 2014
Retail chains can boost performance with a store-led approach, blending teams of empowered managers with systematic “stores of learning” initiatives and disciplined, hub-based rollouts.
August 2014
Consumers’ growing preference for “click and collect” shopping is putting a premium on the speed, accuracy, and reliability of retailers’ supply chains and in-store processes.
June 2014
Big data can explain the who, what, when, where, why, and how of retailing. Which projects are a flash in the pan, and which will fuel growth? We see three opportunities that offer high potential for retailers to generate a significant increase in revenues and profits in the near term.
Branding & Loyalty
Consumer Products
November 2014
Consumers choose brands and experiences, not industry dining segments. Smart brands navigate through shifting industry currents by adjusting their brand experience to changing consumer needs.
November 2014
Sooner or later, there will be no low-cost countries left to meet apparel makers' needs. But keeping labor costs down is not their only option.
October 2014
A tight linking of all the aspects of brand management ensures that companies leverage their most significant asset—employees—to create more powerful and relevant brands for today’s changing world.
June 2014
Products that address environmental or social concerns have gone mainstream and now take the lion’s share of profitable growth in groceries.

Digital Effectiveness

September 2014
Advertisers that use advanced targeting techniques reach an engaged audience in ways that increase relevance and enhance the consumer experience.
Talent
October 2014
New research finds that many industry executives worry about securing top talent—and not only for creative roles. Five initiatives can make a difference.
October 2014
A survey conducted by BCG and The Network shows that 64 percent of workers around the world would take a job abroad—and generally not for economic reasons. For HR executives, the emerging trends have huge implications.