The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.
This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.
In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.
Investing in Winners
The world faces a monumental challenge over the next decade in order to avoid more than 1.5C of warming and there’s increasing recognition of the crucial role that technology and software must play in enabling this decarbonisation.
Succeeding in a squeeze
With inflation at its highest rate in over 40 years, and consumers reassessing their spending, businesses will have to work harder – and smarter – for the money in people’s pockets.
The Right Fit
The Apparel industry has been subject to major market forces: the pandemic accelerated online penetration by 5-10 years, new marketplace and resale models have intensified competition, Instagram, Tik Tok and now the metaverse have proliferated channels to market, and consumers and regulators are continually raising the sustainable fashion bar.
Spirits and beer brands know things need to change. People are drinking less and buying differently. The industry must respond quickly to this incoming torrent of market forces. Incrementalism is no longer an option.
Battling the bubble
Welcome to Consumer M&A in 2022. Valuations are at record highs, and trade and private equity are fighting fiercely for the best deals. With everyone gunning for the same growth areas, how do you ensure you’re not backing a bubble?
Ready, Test, Go!
Over the last 18 months, it has been easy (understandably) to focus on just getting through the “now”. Evolution in testing markets, however, does not stop, and testing providers need to be prepared for further change: from evolving customer demands and new regulation to under-pressure supply chains.
COVID-19 accelerated car retail evolution but landscape remains familiar
The automotive world has been profoundly affected by COVID-19, but even before the pandemic hit the sector was undergoing a transformation in how, where, and what cars consumers wanted to buy.
Investing in the News: opportunities in a challenged market
The news industry – and TV news in particular – is a strange place to invest on face value. Nevertheless, there are opportunities for investment as incumbents seek to evolve to keep hold of their audiences, and outsiders seek to disrupt.
Opinion: Never again should we accept the notion of non-essential workers
It took a global pandemic to prompt society to reflect on the importance of work performed not only by healthcare and home care providers, but by delivery drivers, grocery store employees and other critical but modestly paid workers.