Our Insights

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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Saturday 02 March 2013

Fashion re-designed

The whirlwind in the China apparel market: In the last decade, expanding in China was an easy ride with high sales growth driven by store expansion and same store sales increase...but that is about to change

Wednesday 27 February 2013

School of hard knocks

The higher education sector in the UK has witnessed significant growth over the past three decades, with a combination of demographic, economic and policy drivers fuelling demand (as measured by the number of applications) since the 1980s

Wednesday 06 February 2013

Hitting a BRIC wall

With growth in Europe static and fmcg groups struggling to find their stride in emerging markets, they’re eyeing up opportunities in the dark continent

Tuesday 29 January 2013

On the rebound

It's not just the Premiership that's being taken over by foreign players. Over the last 10 years, UK-based ownership of the Top 150 food & drink suppliers has declined significantly

Monday 07 January 2013

Would you trust a machine?

This is the fourth year of the OC&C Proposition Index, a major piece of consumer research into shopper attitudes towards the world’s leading retailers

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Christmas cheer?

Christmas trading results this year generated some positive headlines suggesting better than expected performance – but the actual like-for-like out-turn for UK retail was negative

Wednesday 17 October 2012

The great leap frog

E-commerce is a channel that everyone knows is important. However we believe that it is still frequently underestimated and opportunities are left on the table for retailers and consumers alike. It is not just a channel to sell to consumers – it fundamentally changes the interaction dynamic in consumer businesses

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Top of the shops

The OC&C Proposition Index is a major piece of consumer research conducted annually, measuring shopper perception of the strength of different retail propositions

Sunday 15 July 2012

Time to re-think Hong Kong in your China strategy?

Hong Kong has long enjoyed brandowner attention for its unique exposure to Mainland Chinese consumers and its dynamic retail scene

Monday 02 July 2012

The dawn of the e-tailers

OC&C’s Retail Proposition Index 2012 surveyed more than 2,500 consumers across China (East, North and South) to vote for their favourite retail brands

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