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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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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

Friday 10 December 2010

Consolidation prize

B2C Services is big business – around £80bn in the UK alone – but in contrast to retail, most B2C services markets are highly fragmented: the top players in aggregate often account for less than 20% of share, and independents thrive

Wednesday 03 November 2010

Trading blows

It’s been a bruising year for food and drink suppliers but the winners were those who attacked their cost base and packed a punch with ads and NPD

Saturday 07 August 2010

Show of strength

Twelve months ago we compiled an Index evaluating 50 of the leading FM businesses in the UK, aiming to spark some debate, particularly as FM is rarely seen as a coherent industry – even by many participants

Wednesday 03 March 2010

Running to stand still

After the storm of recession, dead calm. Sales have flattened for the top 50 fmcg giants of today but a few are speeding along

Friday 08 January 2010

Navigating turbulent waters

Despite the economic storm, European software cuts a dash through choppy waters. The sector has also performed resiliently through the recession, with most companies maintaining growth

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