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  • August 13, 2017 | Press Release

    OC&C Strategy Consultants underlines its commitment to independent management consultancy in France with new office

    OC&C Strategy Consultants has today announced a re-structure of its French operations in a bolstering of its commitment to offer independent management consultancy to the French market.

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  • Retail Week

    August 07, 2017 | Report

    The grocery market is not Amazon's true target

    Many grocers took Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market in June as an indicator that stores are still a valuable asset for a retailer. But the etail giant’s foray into food fulfills plenty of other functions.

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  • CNBC Michael Kors to buy Jimmy Choo

    July 24, 2017 | News

    Michael Kors focused on forming a "luxury group"

    What does the Jimmy Choo acquisition by Michael Kors mean for the future of the luxury shoe business? Coye Nokes shares some thoughts on CNBC.

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  • Bloomberg Radio

    June 28, 2017 | News

    How iPhone's GPS + Ubiquity Revolutionised Transportation

    2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of the introduction of the iPhone. In an interview with Bloomberg Radio, Nic Farhi talks about how the iPhone has revolutionised the transportation industry.

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  • The Wall Street Journal

    June 15, 2017 | News

    Grocery Pioneer Whole Foods to Join Mass-Market Crowd

    Natural food retailer pins hopes that Amazon purchase will help it regain its edge

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  • Chris Woodland - New Partner Announcement

    June 04, 2017 | News

    OC&C appoints new telecoms and technology Partner, Chris Woodland

    OC&C expands its technology and telecoms expertise with the appointment of new Partner, Chris Woodland.

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  • James Walker - New Partner Announcement

    June 04, 2017 | News

    OC&C appoints Head of Global Analytics, James Walker

    OC&C expands its expertise with the appointment of analytics pioneer, James Walker.

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  • Bridging The Gap D2C

    May 31, 2017 | Report

    Bridging the Gap

    Direct to Consumer (D2C) businesses have been launching across consumer categories in recent years fuelled by VC funding and a business model promising higher margins and a direct relationship with the consumer. How can the potential of these businesses be assessed and what are the implications for competitors with more traditional business models?

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  • Business Charity Awards 2017

    May 25, 2017 | News

    OC&C announced as the winner of the 2017 Business Charity Award

    We are delighted to have won the 2017 Business Charity Award for our partnership with Just Like Us. Together, our Relatable Role Model Programme aims to train LGBT+ students to give talks to schools that champion equality and challenge prejudice.

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  • Real Deals

    May 14, 2017 | Report

    Diligent Diligence

    Due diligence is no longer just an exercise which involves ticking boxes and uncovering any deal-breaking risks. Dealmakers and advisers discuss the changing role of due diligence in the deal process and the widening pool of options available to GPs.

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  • Financial Time

    May 07, 2017 | News

    The lean and mean approach of 3G

    "3G has been a big wake-up call for the industry,” said Will Hayllar, partner at OC&C. “Lots of questions are being asked of incumbent management teams as to whether they really are managing the business as effectively as they could.”

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  • Essential Retail

    April 25, 2017 | News

    Small screens, big profits

    Numbers are stacking up for smartphones but how will UK retailers truly cash in?

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  • Campaign

    March 26, 2017 | News

    The Marketer's Manifesto

    What are the biggest challenges facing marketers today? OC&C Strategy Consultants and Experian interviewed more than 100 global CMOs and marketing executives to find out.

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  • Retail Week

    March 25, 2017

    Why Next's Amazon Prime style delivery pass is a smart move

    Purchases delivered to customer's homes can cost between 5-23 times more than a purchase made in store, so why are retailers like Next offering unlimited next-day delivery subscription services?

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  • February 10, 2017 | Press Release

    Smartphone shopping to account for two thirds of UK e-commerce by 2020

    By 2020, two thirds or c.£43bn of UK e-commerce purchases will be made on a smartphone, as the value of mobile transactions trebles from £13.5bn in just four years. This is according to a new report from OC&C Strategy Consultants, Google and PayPal UK – The Mobile Mandate.

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  • November 23, 2016 | Press Release

    OC&C appoints new Partner Pascal Martin in Hong Kong

    Pascal's appointment marks the company's intent to accelerate expansion into fast-evolving Asia retail and consumer goods sectors

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  • Bloomberg

    November 04, 2016 | News

    China’s High-End Retail Emporium

    OC&Cs Jack Chuang on how Walmart's Sam's Club in China is repositioning itself to meet the demands of their increasingly aspirational customers.

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    November 03, 2016 | News

    Millennials drive Chinese online consumer boom

    Findings from OC&Cs latest Insight report “Bits & Bytes: FMCG’s shift to e-commerce in China” have been featured in the Financial Times online. The report aims to help fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands understand e-commerce trends in China, where online sales have grown seven times faster than in the US, as young shoppers seek respite from busy lives.

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  • Strategic Risk

    November 01, 2016 | News

    Risk and corporate governance in China

    OC&C's Jack Chuang talks to Strategic|RISK on what foreign firms need to be aware of when entering the China market including planning, business practice, regulation, IP and culture.

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  • October 17, 2016 | News

    OC&C named ACQ UK-Global Strategy Consulting Firm of the Year 2016

    OC&C has been named UK-Global Strategy Consulting Firm of the Year by Acquisition Finance magazine – the leading monthly title for the M&A advisory community.

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  • October 05, 2016 | News

    What is your hosting company really worth now?

    OC&Cs Ewan Parry discusses his keynote presentation at the 2016 WHD sailing event.

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  • September 22, 2016 | News

    OC&C and The Grocer reveal revenue for UK’s Top 150 food and drink producers in decline for first time in 15 years

    Revenue growth for the top 150 food and drink producers in the UK slowed significantly in 2015, hindered by deflation and investor uncertainty

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  • September 14, 2016 | Press Release

    Our latest research finds that 60,000 new digital and analytical roles will be urgently required in fashion by 2020

    In collaboration with the Fashion Retail Academy this future forward insight looks at the cutting-edge fashion retail roles urgently required in the next five years.

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  • August 23, 2016 | News

    Is content king after all?

    An analysis of the emerging power of platforms in Media and Entertainment and implications for content publishers

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  • August 23, 2016 | News

    Toby Chapman speaks with Ian King at SKY News about the threat of online platforms to news players

    And discusses the positive actions that can be taken to combat this risk.

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  • July 08, 2016 | Report

    The OC&C FMCG Global 50

    Consumer goods M&A quadrupled in 2015 with deal value topping $226bn

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  • June 29, 2016 | Report

    Dress for Success

    OC&C's 2016 Apparel Proposition Index outlines how international brands are set to benefit from China's booming apparel market

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  • June 13, 2016 | News

    Is the Uber-style business model fit for your company?

    OC&C's Colin Tyler discusses the three elements required for an Uber-style business model to thrive.

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  • June 10, 2016 | News

    OC&C Chairman Emeritus Chris Outram discusses life as a consultant with CPJobs

    OC&C founder and chairman emeritus Chris Outram talks about a career spent helping clients solve seemingly impossible problems

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  • Insead Knowledge

    June 09, 2016 | News

    Four signs that your industry is ready for digital disruption

    Are there ways for your firm to improve the customer experience with digitisation or use technology to reduce costs? Chris Outram outlines for Insead Knowledge the four signs your industry is ripe for digital disruption.

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  • June 08, 2016 | News

    Why has Amazon Prime been so successful with 1 in 3 homes already subscribing?

    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (4/4)

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  • June 07, 2016 | News

    What are customer friendly ways to encourage profitable behaviour? A must watch for retailers

    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (3/4)

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  • June 06, 2016 | News

    What is the real cost of delivery to retailers?

    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (2/4)

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  • June 05, 2016 | News

    Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile

    Will next day delivery become the new norm?

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  • May 23, 2016 | Report

    Serving up a Winner

    OC&C's latest research shows that in China's booming restaurant market, chains are set to benefit.

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  • Insead Knowledge

    April 12, 2016 | News

    10 Principles of Digital Disruption

    Chris Outram outlines the 10 key principles that could help the survival chances of pure plays, incumbents and hybrids alike in the age of digital disruption.

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  • March 31, 2016 | News

    Convincing the C-suite: five ways to turn outsourcing sceptics into believers.

    How can outsourcers better persuade customers to embrace what they have to offer and gain an edge on their competitors? OC&C Partner Vivek Madan answers these questions in Outsource Magazine

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  • Insead Knowledge

    March 16, 2016 | News

    Digital has killed the strategic plan

    OC&C's Chris Outram outlines the four crucial steps to creating a business strategy fit for the digital age for Insead Knowledge

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  • March 14, 2016 | Report

    Reinventing the Last Mile

    Online delivery and click-and-collect to double in the UK over the next decade

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  • February 23, 2016 | Press Release

    OC&C launches global digital benchmarking study

    OC&C have now launched a global benchmarking study into digital readiness, rating businesses against their peers in terms of strategy, capabilities, knowledge and culture.

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  • February 18, 2016 | Press Release

    OC&C's Anita Balchandani discusses The Last Mile with Retail Week Live

    OC&C's latest research looks at the development of the last mile, how it is being re-invented and what retailers will need to do in the future to deliver on customer expectations.

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  • February 12, 2016 | Press Release

    OC&C Strategy Consultants gives an extra push to the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association with youth team partnership

    Global firm OC&C Strategy Consultants is today announcing its partnership with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association.

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  • January 24, 2016 | News

    OC&C's Colin Tyler named for 3rd year running amongst Britain’s 500 Most Influential People

    OC&C were again featured in last weekend's Sunday Times article “on who is shaping our national life in 2016”.

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  • December 08, 2015 | News

    M&A Should Be An Enabler Of Strategy Not A Substitute

    OC&C's Mostyn Goodwin with his thoughts in Raconteur M&A supplement distributed with The Times.

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  • December 04, 2015 | News

    Digital Stractics. How Strategy Met Tactics and Killed The Strategic Plan

    By Chris Outram, Founder and Chairman of OC&C.

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  • November 24, 2015 | News

    UK shoppers' favourite retailers revealed as Black Friday 2015 draws near

    OC&C's Retail Proposition Index featured in City A.M.

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  • November 23, 2015 | Press Release

    Lush joins Amazon and John Lewis as UK's favourite retailers

    OC&C Strategy Consultants' Retail Proposition Index reveals that customer service has now become the most important influence on where people shop.

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  • October 28, 2015 | News

    Up Close and Personalised

    Five ways to drive stronger customer relationships through digital. OC&C's Fergus Jarvis discusses in Digital Marketing Magazine.

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  • October 19, 2015 | News

    OC&C's Michael Jary named on the 2015 OUTstanding & FT Top 100 Business Leaders List

    Michael Jary has been awarded position 39 on the list published today.

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  • September 24, 2015 | News

    Get ready for a web where suggestion trumps search

    Virtual assistants may soon be the gatekeepers to customers and retailers will need clever content to get past them. OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in Retail Week.

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  • September 20, 2015 | Press Release

    The OC&C Grocer Index 2015

    String of acquisitions makes Boparan the UK's largest grocery supplier.

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  • August 26, 2015 | News

    OC&C Strategy Consultants named one of the UK's fastest growing companies in The Times / Investec Mid-Market 100

    OC&C's UK office has been ranked #17 in a list of the fastest growing private companies across the UK.

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  • August 25, 2015 | News

    OC&C Strategy Consultants wins double at M&A Awards 2015

    Best for Traditional Media Acquisitions and Best for Business Unit Strategy awarded to OC&C

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  • August 23, 2015 | News

    What retailers can learn from Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet controversy.

    OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.

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  • August 19, 2015 | News

    OC&C's Vivek Madan interviewed live on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme

    Vivek was interviwed to give his opinion on the key messages arising from OC&C's annual B2B 200 Index - specifically the competitive risk UK B2B services firms are facing in the wake of fierce competition from Asian insurgents.

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  • August 18, 2015 | Press Release

    OC&C B2B 200 Index

    UK B2B services firms risk £10bn revenue losses in the wake of fierce competition from Asian insurgents.

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  • August 17, 2015 | News

    Six ways to win in the world's biggest ecommerce markets

    Ecommerce is fundamentally changing the way retailers do business abroad. So how can British retailers win in the overseas markets? OC&C's Alex Mathers discusses in Retail Week.

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  • July 27, 2015 | News

    Information Age Series - Part 3

    7 clever tactics to help manage SaaS migration

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  • July 12, 2015 | News

    Taking the sting out of big corporate beasts

    OC&C FMCG Global 50 research featured in The Times.

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  • July 10, 2015 | Press Release

    The OC&C FMCG Global 50

    Growth of global FMCG sector hits lowest ebb since economic crisis, as competition from local incumbents grows.

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  • June 24, 2015 | News

    British etailers click with overseas shoppers

    The rewards of breaking into overseas markets online are huge and some British etailers are showing how it is done. OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.

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  • June 10, 2015 | News

    Online video to net 10 percent of UK viewing by 2020

    YouTube and its rivals are set to grow their share of UK viewing to 10% in the next 5 years - potentially sparking significant investment in original content by broadcasters and indies.

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  • June 07, 2015 | Press Release

    World's largest online retail markets to double in size in the next three years

    Research unveiled today by OC&C, PayPal and Google.

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  • June 07, 2015 | News

    Online shopping to grow £320bn in three years

    Research from OC&C, PayPal and Google shows online shopping to be worth £645bn in biggest four markets of UK, US, China and Germany.

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  • May 28, 2015 | News

    Politics vs. Reason: busting the myths around UK public sector outsourcing

    Research by OC&C allows some facts to be injected into the fractious and often politically charged debate on the merits of public sector outsourcing.

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  • May 12, 2015 | News

    Election poll fiasco highlights dangers of forecasting consumer behaviour

    OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.

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  • May 10, 2015 | News

    OC&C's Anita Balchandani interviewed on Ian King Live on the rapid rise of retailers moving exclusively online

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  • May 06, 2015 | News

    Viewers set to increase spend on digital content

    OC&C study finds about one third of viewers are set to significantly increase spend on digital content over the next 2 years.

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  • April 30, 2015 | News

    Retailers are sitting on top of an untapped online goldmine

    Research from OC&C and Google has found retailers are passing up an estimated £1bn in revenues by choosing not to sell advertising space on their websites.

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  • April 26, 2015 | Press Release

    Outsourcing of Public Services set to grow by at at least £20bn by 2020

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  • April 26, 2015 | News

    Private firms 'are in line for third of public service cash'

    Vivek Madan and OC&C's study into the growing spend on outsourced public services featured in The Times.

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  • April 14, 2015 | News

    The Digital Innovation Myth: Rethinking customer loyalty in 2015

    OC&C's Colin Tyler gives his view in Digital Marketing Magazine

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  • April 12, 2015 | News

    The Six Consumer Trends Driving Growth In Retail

    How the fastest growing retailers in the UK are thriving in a low-growth economy.

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  • April 09, 2015 | News

    On-demand outsourcing: the new norm or another flash in the pan?

    As companies adapt to a consumer-driven marketplace, on-demand is a trend that is emerging across every sector.

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  • March 25, 2015 | News

    The Retail Sectors That Will Profit And Suffer In 2015

    Despite improving economic conditions and better customer sentiment, storm clouds may be gathering on the retail horizon.

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  • March 11, 2015 | Press Release

    Value and Premium Brands Thrive in a World of Extreme Shoppers

    Aldi and Waitrose Fastest Growing Retailers in the UK.

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  • March 11, 2015 | News

    OC&C's Anita Balchandani Interviewed Live On Sky News regarding OC&C Study on Fastest Growing Retailers

    Click the link below to read more and to view video.

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  • March 05, 2015 | News

    OC&C Delights Clients With Extended Analytics Capabilities

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  • February 27, 2015 | News

    Information Age Series Part 2

    SaaS: Disruptive Dynamo, Slow Burner - Or Both.

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  • February 10, 2015 | News

    OC&C's Mostyn Goodwin featured in BBC News on Premier League TV Rights Deal

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  • February 09, 2015 | News

    Why CMOs see social media as just another tick box

    Part 5 of the CMO Challenge Series.

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  • January 26, 2015 | News

    OC&C's Colin Tyler again named amongst Britains 500 most influential people

    OC&C's Colin Tyler was acknowledged for his and OC&C's influence in shaping the technology, media and digital landscape.

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  • January 09, 2015 | News

    Information Age Series Part 1

    Top Technologies on the Savvy CIO's Radar for 2015.

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  • December 19, 2014 | Report

    Retail Week The Ecommerce Super League

    A benchmarking study of the world top 25 ecommerce markets

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  • December 18, 2014 | News

    Why CMOs are turning away from Big Data

    Part 4 of the CMO Challenge Series

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  • September 12, 2014 | Report

    The OC&C Grocer Index 2014

    UK food & drinks producers prepare for a tough year ahead as supermarkets pile on the pressure

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  • September 11, 2014 | News

    Why marketers must be wary of the 'cult of ROI' in the digital age

    Part 3 of the CMO Challenge Series

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  • August 25, 2014 | News

    Why personalisation is causing sleepless nights for marketers

    Part 2 of the CMO Challenge Series

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  • August 14, 2014 | News

    OC&C’s Anita Balchandani on why UK retailers might re-evaluate their position on on-site advertising

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  • August 12, 2014 | News

    Western brands strive to click with Chinese shoppers

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  • July 12, 2014 | News

    The Sunday Times International Track 200

    OC&C's growing global footprint recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200

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  • July 08, 2014 | News

    Explore the radically changing world of today's CMO

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  • July 04, 2014 | Press Release

    The OC&C FMCG Global 50 - Stunted Growth

    Growth plummets for top-50 FMCG players as they lose out to BRIC giants

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  • June 08, 2014 | Report

    Creating Value from Every Visit

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  • April 06, 2014 | Report

    The OC&C B2B Global Warning Report

    B2B players in the US and China challenge British firms for global leadership

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  • January 28, 2014 | News

    OC&C's Colin Tyler makes The Sunday Times list of Britain's 500 Most Influential 2013

    OC&C's Colin Tyler recognised for his influence in shaping Britain's TMT landscape, making The Sunday Times list of Britain's 500 Most Influential People

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  • January 20, 2014 | Press Release

    The Global Retail E-mpire

    Cross-border online trade for six of the biggest e-commerce markets to grow fivefold to $130 billion in 2020

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  • December 11, 2013 | Report

    Britain's Higher Education Empire

    OC&C Strategy Consultants and Google urge UK universities to capitalise on this opportunity, as 1.7 million international students set to pursue a British degree by 2020

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  • September 14, 2013 | Report

    2013 UK Food Drink 150

    2013 set to be a rebound year for British food and drink producers after four-year profit decline

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  • August 31, 2013 | Press Release

    Making Your Strategy Work: How to go from Paper to People

    "Making Your Strategy Work: How to Go from Paper to People" goes behind the scenes of some of the world’s biggest businesses to find out what actually happens in boardrooms when top senior executives develop and, crucially, implement winning business strategies

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  • July 14, 2013 | Report

    2013 FMCG Global 50 Companies

    FMCG Global 50 Companies Hit a BRIC Wall, but Africa could be the Engine for Growth

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  • April 29, 2013 | Report

    Britain's Retail E-mpire

    Overseas online sales to generate £28 billion for British retailers by 2020

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