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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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Tuesday 08 November 2011

The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Christmas trading period this year may not have been a total wipeout, but it was a big disappointment for many retailers. And the stores sector is not out of the woods yet

Thursday 06 October 2011

The fog is lifting

For decades, customer service has been poorly understood – an afterthought to the proposition, a cost to be managed, or worse a series of independent and uncosted decisions which add up to an unplanned customer service experience

Wednesday 07 September 2011

Enter the dragons' den

The Chinese dragons dominate the top end of the 'OC&C China 50' study of the largest 50 FMCG companies in China - 7 out of the top 10 companies are from China or Taiwan and 60% of the list as a whole is occupied by the local players

Friday 02 September 2011

Size isn't everything

Whilst all good competitive strategy can be traced back to first principles, you may think that reaching back to biblical times is a step (or perhaps several steps) too far.

Monday 20 June 2011

Land of the giants

The fight for survival rages on in food & drink. And this year’s OC&C Top 150 reveals that the UK’s biggest manufacturers are standing tall

Wednesday 11 May 2011

New frontiers

As growth slows in the ‘Old West’, global suppliers are venturing into new territories. But they are facing stiff competition from domestic players – as this year’s ranking of the top 50 global FMCG companies reveals

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Opportunity knocks

For many years, the education sector has been poorly understood, captured as a subset of business services or the media sector. Education does however deserve more attention

Thursday 10 March 2011

Weathering the storm

It is clear to all of us that our great industry is moving through tumultuous times. A deep recession is being followed by a long stagnation

Thursday 03 February 2011

Big pie bigger bite

A bigger bite is what every FMCG company should attempt to get of the growing pie of demand this year. But not all firms will achieve that

Sunday 02 January 2011

Cause for celebration?

To their relief, most retailers pulled off a good Christmas after a fraught year. As the festive trading season nears its end, Lisa Berwin examines the key findings from OC&C’s Christmas Trading Index

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