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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.

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Reports

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Sobering up

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.

Thursday 17 February 2022

Private Equity & Transactions 2021

2021 was a record year for transactions globally – as activity remained exceptionally strong despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID pandemic, global supply chain issues and the challenges of rising inflation and energy prices during the year.

Wednesday 02 February 2022

Making Direct Contact

The traditional barriers between consumers and content producers are breaking down. To remain relevant in the future, all broadcasters require a strategy and operating model to manage the shift to direct-to-consumer (D2C) across the industry.

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Trading Places

Just fifteen years ago, the biggest threat to traditional commerce was the internet. Brands that were quick to launch transactional websites (and later apps) emerged as victors. Now those same brands face losing out to the emerging dominance of online marketplaces – the disruptor has become the disrupted.

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Decision time

In this year's annual study of the Food and Drink Top 150 we see that the fortunes for the UK food and drink sector during 2020 can truly be classed as mixed – rarely has the industry seen such massive upheaval.

Articles

Monday 21 February 2022

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?

Friday 17 September 2021

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.

Monday 16 August 2021

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.

Monday 16 August 2021

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.

Monday 28 June 2021

The luxury of choice: 5 keys to success on multi-brand online platforms

From plucky upstarts to fixtures of the mainstream shopping scene, online retail platforms have become a growing pillar of sales for premium and luxury markets