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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 24 March 2020

Opinion: Coronavirus accelerates us to a retail tipping point

In a crisis as big as this one, acting on the immediate challenges is critical. Thinking about the longer term may seem impossible, or at least deferrable. But in many ways, it is even more important

Tuesday 24 March 2020

The meat of the matter

It’s no secret that in the past few years the meat free industry has experienced a huge boom as consumer attitudes have continued to drive increased demand for meat substitutes and meat free products

Thursday 19 March 2020

COVID-19 - crashing car rental

It seems hard now to believe that just a few weeks ago major car rental companies were announcing record results for 2019

Friday 13 March 2020

Course correction: Getting sales, marketing & customer success right in SaaS

SaaS deployment is removing many of the major GTM challenges faced by traditional on-premise software, especially for companies targeting a large potential customer base

Thursday 20 February 2020

Key routes to value creation in global travel, hospitality and leisure in 2020

As we enter 2020, we continue to see strong interest and activity across a number of key leisure trends – and a number of highly attractive assets that are successfully playing into these themes to drive growth

Friday 24 January 2020

Hidden technology growth engines

It is hard to imagine that somewhere deep in the UK are 50 companies, who have created 25,000 jobs and some £10bn of increased value over the last 3 years, yet remain largely unknown

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Pricing contortions at Uber and the regulated end game

Uber's efforts to comply with California's new employment regulations - and prove that Uber is a tech platform, not a taxi firm - are entertaining to watch

Monday 20 January 2020

The perils of short-term reward

The blindingly obvious statement that many established retailers have failed to react decisively enough to structural shifts in the industry risks overlooking a more profound question

Wednesday 15 January 2020

What HK should do to enhance image as shopping paradise

We have now seen ten consecutive months of double-digit year-on-year retail sales declines in Hong Kong. Retailers are wondering if there will be a recovery soon and how much recovery they can expect

Wednesday 18 December 2019

How to become profitable in China - a lesson from a food delivery app

China has seen fast growing consumer start-ups with surging numbers of users getting to IPO/capital market very quickly, Luckin Coffee being a recent example. However very few of these start-ups are profitable and there is a question whether they can ever become so