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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Reports

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Making life sustainable

The 10th edition of our annual survey on how the world’s consumers rate their leading retailers marks the most volatile year of change in retailer ratings in its history

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Life in the fast lane

The world of automotive is in a period of unprecedented change: subscription models, car sharing, electric and autonomous collectively will transform the landscape for all companies in the automotive value chain

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The sales force conundrum

Getting sales right is a strategic priority for B2B information companies. Their unique combination of high fixed costs and extremely low truly variable costs means that every new customer win, and every further sale to an existing customer, flows straight to the bottom line

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The economic fog

As currency-driven input inflation and rising labour costs continue to squeeze margins, the prolonged run-up to Brexit is weighing heavily on food and soft drink producers

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Classifieds 3.0: The reinvention phase

For classifieds, the ‘booming 2010s’ were a time of extraordinary expansion. However, as monetization has reached a natural ceiling, tailwinds have begun to evaporate in developed markets

Articles

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The future of retail in Hong Kong

We have now seen ten consecutive months of double-digit year-on-year retail sales declines in Hong Kong. Retailers are wondering if there will be a recovery soon and how much recovery they can expect

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Transform or bust

FMCG market leaders cannot tweak their way out of revenue tight spots

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The next generation of FM – will tech cannibalise or enhance business models?

The facilities management (FM) industry has long been reliant on the unending demand for labour. It was good for everyone. The slow and steady growth seemed guaranteed, and there was a well-known operating model for how to win. But the good times are over

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Making plus size profitable

Plus sized clothing is one of the fastest growing sectors in UK fashion retail, but it is not without challenges

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Opinion: Stores can beat online by avoiding tyranny of choice

Bricks-and-mortar retailers who want to beat the online giants could do worse than listen to the wisdom of philosophers like Kierkegaard – or Homer Simpson – says Michael Jary

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