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.
Opinion: The new channel split is buying vs shopping
Online retail took a big step forward during lockdown but it still cannot capture the experience of shopping, while physical retail faces its own post-pandemic challenge
B2B Pricing with COVID-19
Lockdowns have had huge immediate impact on business activity with great uncertainty on when “normality” will return, combined with the prospect of a longer-term recession. Many companies are facing severe short-term pressures, and understandably look to pass this on to their suppliers via price negotiations. So how should B2B companies think about reacting to pricing pressures?
Return to the road
As the world cautiously ventures back outside after weeks in lock down, vehicles are starting to return to previously empty roads. But rubber returning to the road does not mean usage and traffic will immediately bounce back to normal.
(re)Starting with a clean sheet
As many businesses try to plot their way out of the Covid 19 nightmare, they are focusing on the practicalities of how to reopen, deliver on customer promise and expectations, navigate government support schemes and manage the all important cashflow throughout.
No-one in mobility is set up to win the 2020s auto battle — yet
Forget autonomous vehicles and car sharing—the auto industry’s real opportunity lies in giving consumers access to cars without the hassle of ownership and risk
How to win the retail sustainability game in 2020
Consumer attitudes to ethical consumerism are unrecognisable from a decade ago. In 2010, the public agenda was just beginning to shame the likes of the fur trade. But now, the far-reaching topic of ‘sustainability’ tops the CEO’s agenda
It's the uncertainty not the hardship that's so difficult
It's hard to find the right hyperbole to describe these extraordinary times that we find ourselves in. Today more than a quarter of the world's population are operating under lockdown with this number continuing to escalate rapidly
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
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