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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Thursday 05 February 2009

Only the strong thrive

It’s been a turbulent year for the top 150 suppliers, with inflation and recession both hitting manufacturing hard. The big brands are rising to the challenge, but own label and smaller branded companies are struggling

Wednesday 07 January 2009

On the rocks

Whitewashed shop windows, shutters long pulled down, a Woolies strip-lit and bare, graffiti everywhere - the toll of the recession is obvious in town centres and suburban shopping arcades up and down the country

Tuesday 09 December 2008

Xmas wrapped up

The frantic festive season is over and many retailers are breathing a sigh of relief. Charlotte Hardie examines the key themes in what has been a nerve-wracking few weeks with the help of OC&C’s Christmas Trading Index

Tuesday 18 November 2008

Recalibrate to win

India had been on a dream run for the last 3 years, but the year 2008 came as a sudden jolt

Friday 07 November 2008

All change

Old certainties are no more. But new revenues are there to be won. The Media Top 100 shows the diversity of the media sector and the rewards for businesses that are prepared to adapt

Sunday 05 October 2008

Price & prejudice

Retailers invest huge amounts of effort and money in price changes, often with little return. In our experience retailers in general do not pay sufficient attention to what drives the customer's perception of their price position

Wednesday 03 September 2008

Having your cake and eating it too

Media companies can often step change online profits – in our experience by 50% to 200%, depending on the maturity of the online business

Saturday 02 August 2008

The new rules of law

Historically, legal has not been a primary lever of bottom-line improvement strategies. This is understandable

Tuesday 01 July 2008

Thin pickings

The next time you stroll through your local town or city centre, with its independent shops, chain stores and coffee shops, take a good look.  Some of them might not be around much longer

Tuesday 03 June 2008

Think global act focal

Global suppliers are focussing on their billionaire brands and reaping the rewards in spite of the economy

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