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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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Can SKUs ever be brands?

One of the delights of my job is the occasional serendipitous meeting with a marvellous executive who makes you think afresh

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Talking shop: The rise of voice commerce

Will voice commerce be the next evolutionary step in digital commerce? And if so, what will it mean for retailers who have choices to make about how, where, and with whom to invest in voice?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Build your analytics Agartha

Analytics is everywhere and we can learn from looking with the widest aperture, perhaps in the unlikeliest places, and bring examples home from around the world

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Same day delivery: wrong for Uber, right for the brave

Uber has shut down its same day parcel delivery business, and in fact it never made it beyond three US test cities

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Into the storm

It's unfortunate timing for one of the biggest tech market events of the year. Spotify comes to market today in the midst of a highly challenging and volatile environment for tech stocks

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Augmenting the reality of fast fashion

It would be easy for retailers to underestimate the significance of the announcement this week that Zara is rolling-out augmented reality technology across its stores

Monday, April 2, 2018

Here's looking at SKU, Kid

Here's a sneak preview of important SKU rules we'll be publishing next month based on collaborative research with our technology partner Ugam

Thursday, March 29, 2018

MaaS moves up a gear

Since the advent of hailing apps it has definitely become easier to summon your ride

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The winning model in subscription cars

Fully autonomous cars are years away, and that timeline seems to be stretching further. But the less talked about wave of mobility - moving to all-in subscription ownership - is much closer

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sleeping with the devil or an angel In disguise?

News today of French grocer Casino's partnership agreement to sell its products through Amazon further illustrates how traditional retailers are softening their stance to partnerships with the big platform players

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