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In this, our 12th annual Retail Proposition Index, published at a time when consumers are grappling with cost-of-living pressures and confidence is at a 50-year low, we reveal how consumer attitudes and behaviours are shifting.
OC&C advises Hg on IRIS and Access Group acquisitions
OC&C Strategy Consultants is pleased to congratulate Hg on the recent transactions of both IRIS and Access Group - the UK's largest ever software deal
Looking East for learning in e-commerce
The size, scale and dominance of Amazon makes it the obvious role model for any Western retailer plotting a course in ecommerce. Obvious but wrong
Are you up to speed with "due diligence 2.0"?
The tools that PE houses and their advisers need for a competitive edge upfront
What B2B can learn from B2C
As anyone who’s ordered on Deliveroo can testify, tracking your order as it wings its way across town to your home is rather pleasing. While perhaps not essential, knowing the exact time your Indian will arrive is handy
Retailers need to inject urgency and creative vision if they are to survive the digital revolution
Digital superpowers are bringing new technologies into view at lightning speed, creating a structural shift in retail so profound, even large retailers need to act now if they’re to hold their own
Finding your voice
As voice-enabled assistants become the norm, how can retailers make themselves heard?
Looking East for learnings in e-commerce
The size, scale and dominance of Amazon make it the obvious role model for any Western retailer plotting a course in e-commerce. Obvious but wrong
Opinion: IoT Meets Auto Services
The Auto industry must embrace IoT, or lose out to the Internet giants but scaling and thriving in an IoT world requires selective investment and collaboration
Opinion: follow Nike’s lead and remodel the brand/retailer deal
It’s time to rethink the economic partnerships between retailers and brands and reward stores for their role in sales, no matter in which channel transactions are made
Voice shopping in the UK to be worth £3.5bn by 2022
Almost half of UK households are forecast to own a smart speaker by 2022, up from 10% today – which is expected to revolutionise how consumers shop
Alexa talks us out of going shopping
Bricks-and-mortar retailers struggling against online commerce face a new threat: voice-activated shopping