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OC&C’s Retail Proposition Index reveals a major shift in what influences where people choose to shop, with two seemingly conflicting trends of value shopping and ethical consumerism both gaining popularity
Top fast moving consumer goods brands returned to organic volume growth whilst posting record profit
FMCG giants are starting to see the benefits of their efficiency drive as profitability of the top 50 FMCGs has reached an all-time high at 18.2% in 2018, revealed the annual OC&C Global 50
Three quarters of retailers believe their model needs to change for them to remain relevant
Findings from new research, launched at the World Retail Congress today, provide further evidence that retailers are struggling to cope with the pace of evolution in the industry
3i Group invests $179m in Magnitude Software
We congratulate 3i on the successful acquisition of Magnitude Software. 3i is investing alongside Chris Ney, Chairman and CEO of Magnitude, and other senior executives, who will maintain a significant minority stake in the business
Poles apart: how polarisation is changing the face of global news
Toby Chapman assesses the political climate's impact on news organisations
Great Hill Partners acquire Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion from Univision
We congratulate Great Hill Partners on the successful acquisition of Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion from Univision
Deep-diving into Alibaba’s “New Retail” grocery stores
The “omni-channel” buzz word has been omnipresent in most retailers’ annual reports and press releases in recent years.
Latest Education deals
Ardian acquires Study Group from Providence Equity Partners, Inflexion acquires Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital, and more
Most fun leisure brands revealed for the first time in global consumer research
The OC&C Fundex, a global study of 40,000 consumers across 600+ brands, reveals that ‘fun’ is a key element many guests look for when deciding where to visit
Who are Generation Z?
They are destined to become the largest consumer group on the planet. Businesses are under increasing pressure to understand who they are – and what they want
Opinion: Are retailers ready for the new consumer ecosystem?
Retailers need to look beyond their industry for insight into their customers, collaborate with relevant partners and bring in new creative talent to survive in a changing business environment
International Cruise & Excursions to merge with SOR Technology
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (“ICE”) merge with SOR Technology (“SOR”)