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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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Transform or bust

FMCG market leaders cannot tweak their way out of revenue tight spots

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Is the auto industry wasting money on mobility/autonomy/electric?

This week we released the findings of research surveying more than 10,000 consumers internationally (USA, UK, France, Germany and China) about how they really feel about the big changes in cars (mobility, electric, autonomous)

Wednesday 06 November 2019

The next generation of FM – will tech cannibalise or enhance business models?

The facilities management (FM) industry has long been reliant on the unending demand for labour. It was good for everyone. The slow and steady growth seemed guaranteed, and there was a well-known operating model for how to win. But the good times are over

Monday 14 October 2019

The new kid on the block - Blockchain

Blockchain seems a notch less hot than it used to. As per Crunchbase data, investments in 2019 are estimated to be $3.38 billion, which is significantly lower than the 2018 investment figure of $12.86 billion of blockchain venture funding

Monday 07 October 2019

Economic fog - OC&C Food & Drink Top 150 2019

Our latest Top 150 report, produced in partnership with The Grocer, shows the UK food and drink industry under pressure

Sunday 29 September 2019

What’s in store for retail analytics?

At OC&C we’re increasingly deploying our big data analytics capability in Retail. As we support retailers with analytics, we’re looking at what’s new and what’s to expect in the next 12 months

Thursday 19 September 2019

7 step brand planning in a big data world

I’ve spent half my career working in advertising, and later brand strategy consulting. Brands were my first love. But how we think about building brand portfolios has changed

Friday 30 August 2019

What does COSTCO's successful debut in China tell us about today's retail market?

So far China has been a very challenging market for global retailers. As our China retail expert and partner Jack Chuang commented - it is hard for foreign retailers to fully localise a well-proven 'home' market model for China

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Making plus size profitable

Plus sized clothing is one of the fastest growing sectors in UK fashion retail, but it is not without challenges

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Opinion: Stores can beat online by avoiding tyranny of choice

Bricks-and-mortar retailers who want to beat the online giants could do worse than listen to the wisdom of philosophers like Kierkegaard – or Homer Simpson – says Michael Jary