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.
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
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
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
In 2016 FMCG M&A plummeted, down $176bn on the previous year, as political uncertainty depressed deal-making in the sector
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
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
Bridging the gap
Direct to Consumer (D2C) businesses have been launching across consumer categories in recent years – from apparel to beauty
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
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