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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.

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Monday 16 July 2018

The complexity of sustainability

Whoever expected that sustainability would be simple? For two centuries innovation, ingenuity and investment have been entirely focused on the half of the supply chain which transforms natural resources into consumable goods

Thursday 12 July 2018

What's the difference between a £20 food order and a £20,000 one?

Well, in the most part, the answer is that you get much better visibility of when the £20 grocery order from Amazon or Deliveroo will arrive, including regular alerts and real time tracking

Monday 09 July 2018

First we take Manhattan then we take Berlin…

... or rather in reverse order than proposed by Leonard Cohen, a company called CCC from Poland, one of the largest manufacturers and retailers of footwear in Europe, has just opened its flagship store on the prestigious Tauentzienstrasse in Berlin

Tuesday 03 July 2018

The gloves are back on - online travel agents urged to play fair

The recent findings from the UK's competition watchdog point to an interesting potential intervention in the online travel market - and one which may give leisure companies an opportunity to make a decisive stand to regain ownership of their customers

Monday 02 July 2018

Will BP's 1,200 electric vehicle chargers ignite a spark in the EV market?

BP's dramatic investment in a 1,200 location network of electric rapid chargers could significantly accelerate adoption, but will it be consumers or fleets that are first to take advantage?

Monday 25 June 2018

How can CPG brands adopt more of a CLTV mindset?

I've been working a lot in Africa recently - which has been a fantastic privilege understanding the reality of CPG supply chains, sales and route to market, basic data and analytics

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Davids and Goliaths share the gold

Last week’s Grocer Gold Awards were a great reflection of the competitive dynamics at work across the FMCG landscape

Friday 15 June 2018

Consultant 2020: how analytics is changing graduate skillsets

The new set of standard graduate skills will include being able to manipulate large datasets (beyond the reach of spreadsheets)

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Robots to the rescue?

Amidst the current bloodbath that appears to be occurring in retail there is a fascinating and expanding experiment happening with the role of automation

Friday 08 June 2018

Western retail is idling complacently to its own destruction

Two articles struck me this week - both interesting independently but scary when put together. They led me to the conclusion that western retail is failing to take the opportunity of the high (or at least the 'not low') of the economic cycle to be innovative and to disrupt itself

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