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.
The (quiet) rise of the robots
It's not just the digital world of retail that is experiencing a revolution - store operators across the world are starting to think radically about ways to improve the efficiency of their operating model
Uber & anti-trust: will we never learn?
Uber exited South East Asia today, "selling its operations in the region to Grab in exchange for a 27.5 per cent stake in its erstwhile local rival". This is a repeat of their strategy in China, creating local ride sharing monopolies
Welcome to the Jungle: Amazon in Grocery
Jeff Bezos has talked about winning in grocery for more than a decade, and last year’s $14 billion take-over of Whole Foods was a clear statement that he won’t be backing away from that ambition any time soon
Is transformation possible in a world where algorithms are determining your shareholders?
I thought this FT article on the role of tech in retail was really fascinating. Less about the impact that tech is obviously having on how consumers shop and the role of retail space, but more about the impact of 'dumb money' on shareholder structure and valuation
Harvey Nichols team up with Farfetch to boost web sales - will it work?
The Harvey Nichols and FarFetch team up is the latest example of retailers partnering up to share a capability set and fits the trend of luxury brands finally doing more than dipping their toes into the ecommerce ocean
Look east: The new frontier for eCommerce innovation
Further evidence of the rapid pace of innovation and disruption in Asian eCommerce
The mechanics of business
Analytics can help you to make better business plans, both by breaking down plans into their components, and by aggregating plans so you can see the big picture
Forget omnichannel, it’s time to choose profitable growth
“Being Omnichannel” has morphed over time to become a dangerous pursuit for retailers striving for profitability and growth
Write the launch press release and FAQ to sharpen the first step in product development
Great insight into how AWS is developing such an explosive growth in services. Being clear about what you'd say to the press on launch, and how you'd handle the key questions relevant to many clients