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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.

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Reports

Wednesday 04 March 2020

Meat substitutes

The rapid rise of meat substitutes has all the hallmarks of a classic market bubble – lots of new entrants trying to cash in on the gold rush, a wide range of competing (often as yet unproven) technologies vying for recognition and investment – and huge hype

Thursday 05 December 2019

Life in the fast lane

The world of automotive is in a period of unprecedented change: subscription models, car sharing, electric and autonomous collectively will transform the landscape for all companies in the automotive value chain

Thursday 05 December 2019

Making life sustainable

The 10th edition of our annual survey on how the world’s consumers rate their leading retailers marks the most volatile year of change in retailer ratings in its history

Wednesday 16 October 2019

The sales force conundrum

Getting sales right is a strategic priority for B2B information companies. Their unique combination of high fixed costs and extremely low truly variable costs means that every new customer win, and every further sale to an existing customer, flows straight to the bottom line

Wednesday 02 October 2019

The economic fog

As currency-driven input inflation and rising labour costs continue to squeeze margins, the prolonged run-up to Brexit is weighing heavily on food and soft drink producers

Articles

Tuesday 31 March 2020

No-one in mobility is set up to win the 2020s auto battle—yet

Forget autonomous vehicles and car sharing—the auto industry’s real opportunity lies in giving consumers access to cars without the hassle of ownership and risk

Monday 30 March 2020

How to win the retail sustainability game in 2020

Consumer attitudes to ethical consumerism are unrecognisable from a decade ago. In 2010, the public agenda was just beginning to shame the likes of the fur trade. But now, the far-reaching topic of ‘sustainability’ tops the CEO’s agenda

Tuesday 24 March 2020

Opinion: Coronavirus accelerates us to a retail tipping point

In a crisis as big as this one, acting on the immediate challenges is critical. Thinking about the longer term may seem impossible, or at least deferrable. But in many ways, it is even more important

Thursday 20 February 2020

Key routes to value creation in global travel, hospitality and leisure in 2020

As we enter 2020, we continue to see strong interest and activity across a number of key leisure trends – and a number of highly attractive assets that are successfully playing into these themes to drive growth

Wednesday 15 January 2020

What HK should do to enhance image as shopping paradise

We have now seen ten consecutive months of double-digit year-on-year retail sales declines in Hong Kong. Retailers are wondering if there will be a recovery soon and how much recovery they can expect

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