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The unstoppable rise of the online marketplace model – operated by the likes of Amazon, Expedia and eBay – is driving the largest fundamental shift in consumer spending since the emergence of eCommerce in the 1990s, a report by OC&C Strategy Consultants has found.
Ask not what a category can do for a SKU, but what a SKU can do for a category
Grocery retail is challenged by the cost base increasing to cover online infrastructures and increased customer experience expectations, the threat of discounters, consolidation of competitors, aggressive suppliers and so on
Opinion: Improving is not winning in retail
The roll call of failed or struggling retailers is growing: Toys R Us, Maplin, Poundworld, Carpetright, Mothercare, House of Fraser. Many more will be added
Don’t join the gold rush, sell shovels
Smart automotive companies will focus on B2B as consumers ditch cars in favour of pay-per-use mobility
Advanced analytics spending in the UK to jump to £24 billion by 2020
Data and Advanced Analytics have been 'hot' topics for some time now, and spending in the segment looks set to double by 2020
Automated transactions are increasingly woven into the fabric of people’s lives, offering the promise of smooth, seamless efficiency and the freedom to focus on more important things. The question is, how far can this trend go?
Branded players must learn from own label strategies
For decades private label businesses have been viewed as FMCG sector also-rans, mere commodity players snapping at the heels of big brand producers. However, they have been steadily gaining ground on their rivals
Retailers need to inject urgency and talent if they are to survive the digital revolution
Digital superpowers are bringing new technologies into view at lightning speed, creating a structural change in retail so profound, even large retailers need to act now if they’re to hold their own
OC&C advises Hg on IRIS and Access Group acquisitions
OC&C Strategy Consultants is pleased to congratulate Hg on the recent transactions of both IRIS and Access Group - the UK's largest ever software deal
Looking East for learning in e-commerce
The size, scale and dominance of Amazon makes it the obvious role model for any Western retailer plotting a course in ecommerce. Obvious but wrong
Are you up to speed with "due diligence 2.0"?
The tools that PE houses and their advisers need for a competitive edge upfront
What B2B can learn from B2C
As anyone who’s ordered on Deliveroo can testify, tracking your order as it wings its way across town to your home is rather pleasing. While perhaps not essential, knowing the exact time your Indian will arrive is handy