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 01 February 2018

Unmasking the secrets of Chinese beauty

A peek into China’s skincare consumption trends and winning tips to thrive in the world’s largest skincare market

Friday 15 December 2017

Testing Times - TIC 101 Index 2017

In our last review of the TIC sector (which we called TIC-TOCK), we identified several emerging trends, such as the superiority of focus over pure scale and the changing basis of competition, with implications for both organic growth and M&A priorities

Monday 27 November 2017

Ringing the changes

As the UK retail industry plots its path through an uncertain trading environment, the battle for supremacy has never been more intense

Monday 20 November 2017

Ice and a city slice

Looking more closely at how you segment individual cities into codes, tribes and neighbourhoods opens up new avenues for growth

Friday 29 September 2017

Tied up

In 2016 FMCG M&A plummeted, down $176bn on the previous year, as political uncertainty depressed deal-making in the sector

Thursday 28 September 2017

Taking a serious look at fun

People in China’s growing middle class are working longer and harder, and so they are placing greater emphasis on leisure as well as spending more time on leisure activities

Tuesday 29 August 2017

To platform or not to platform

As TV viewing behaviour continues to change at pace, and a new generation of platforms emerges, TV players face important choices to keep hold of their audiences and remain relevant

Thursday 01 June 2017

Bridging the gap

Direct to Consumer (D2C) businesses have been launching across consumer categories in recent years – from apparel to beauty

Friday 21 April 2017

Working up a six pack

Growth in the branded FMCG market in India appears to be picking up in 2017 after a couple of less robust years - and the longer-term outlook for the market is solid. But competition is intensifying

Thursday 09 February 2017

Happy Click-mas

Overall retail LFLs were up by 1.0% in Christmas 2016 (as measured by the BRC average) — after 4 years of broadly flat LFL growth

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