News and Media
In this, our 11th annual Retail Proposition Index, the results show that the pandemic has shaken up consumers’ values, fundamentally shifting expectations and behaviours.
Opinion: Asia – the new e-commerce battlefield
Retail news is flush with GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) stories, as if the US and Chinese internet giants are dominating our digital planet
Opinion: Will “dark” kitchen save online ordering?
We have seen a large inflow of players entering the online food ordering space, from fast food chains building their in-house capability (e.g. McDonald’s), to pure-play operators (e.g. Deliveroo)
Opinion: A question of trust. Retailers cannot treat customers like one-night stands
Trust in a brand is consistently shown to be more important to customers than value, service and quality – so how can retailers improve their trustworthiness?
OC&C supports sale of innovative mobility platform Nexus Vehicle Rental
Bowmark Capital sells Nexus Vehicle Rental to Phoenix Equity Partners
Luxury and digital platforms – from denial to partnership
Top luxury and fashion brands need to start selling through third party e-retailers or risk being left behind
Why mobile phone stores need to stop selling product
Imagine an auditorium buzzing with anticipation for the unveiling of 2018’s latest mobile handset. The room falls quiet, the CEO whips a brick-like device from his pocket and proudly claims that the new device can make phone calls and, wait for it…can handle SMS messaging
OC&C awarded Corporate Insider Excellence in Media Acquisitions UK 2018
We are proud to have been selected as a winner in the Corporate Insider 2018 M&A Awards
Talking about a revolution
After a slowdown in 2015, the global personal luxury goods industry is growing again, with consumer spending reaching approximately €260bn annually
A golden age of leisure holds eastern (European) promise
As people look to spend their disposable income on experienced-based leisure activities, there are opportunities for businesses in established European markets to take advantage of the demand
Ask not what a category can do for a SKU, but what a SKU can do for a category
Grocery retail is challenged by the cost base increasing to cover online infrastructures and increased customer experience expectations, the threat of discounters, consolidation of competitors, aggressive suppliers and so on