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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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