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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A perfect fit

The global market for apparel presents both challenge and opportunity. To be a winner, a brand must plot an ever more careful path: there is little scope to get it wrong.


Revisit the Dragons' den

Following heightened economic and geopolitical uncertainties from the trade war and corresponding RMB depreciation, concerns over the strength of domestic demand and China’s FMCG market outlook are rising as momentum in both private consumption and investment has weakened. After decades of rapid double digit growth, China’s FMCG market has reached a new era of stabilised single-digit growth coupled with consumption upgrade and retail digitalisation in recent years.


Vertical software

Many of the best vertical software businesses make money with a well-established playbook: pick leading market positions and must-have products, drive pricing, up-sell and cross-sell; make the right bolt-on acquisitions to fill out the vertical


Are you up to speed with Due Diligence 2.0?

In an environment of high deal valuations and plentiful dry powder, investors need to work harder than ever to track down the best assets and set themselves up to make a strong investment. Having a clearer and more proven value creation plan at the point of entry is an important component in achieving that.


Winning hearts and minds

The UK retail industry is not for the faint-hearted: retailers continue to feel the heat from pressure on consumer spending and new and disruptive competitive models.


Journey to the centre

Restructuring international media businesses for growth


On the edge

With inflation in raw materials and rising labour costs squeezing margins, the anticipatory impact of Brexit is already being felt large across the UK food and drink industry as shown in our 2018 OC&C Food and Drink Top 150 report


Bridging the trust gap

The end of the luxury e-commerce dilemma in China


The first rule of disruption

At the annual OC&C and Financo Retail CEO Forum, we heard first-hand how retail sector 'disruptors' think about the changing shape of the industry. Looking through the eyes of the giants such as Amazon and Farfetch, or the next generation of insurgents such as BlinkBrowBar and Urban Massage


Placing the right bets

Retailers have a variety of levers at their disposal to drive commercial performance – from price and promotions to range and space. Pulling these levers effectively requires category strategies that are unlocked by an analytical understanding of their impact on performance


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