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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
May 14, 2017 | Report
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.
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.”
April 25, 2017 | News
Small screens, big profits
Numbers are stacking up for smartphones but how will UK retailers truly cash in?
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
July 08, 2016 | Report
The OC&C FMCG Global 50
Consumer goods M&A quadrupled in 2015 with deal value topping $226bn
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
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.
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
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.
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)
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)
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)
June 05, 2016 | News
Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile
Will next day delivery become the new norm?
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.
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.
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
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
March 14, 2016 | Report
Reinventing the Last Mile
Online delivery and click-and-collect to double in the UK over the next decade
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
December 04, 2015 | News
Digital Stractics. How Strategy Met Tactics and Killed The Strategic Plan
By Chris Outram, Founder and Chairman of OC&C.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 20, 2015 | Press Release
The OC&C Grocer Index 2015
String of acquisitions makes Boparan the UK's largest grocery supplier.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 27, 2015 | News
Information Age Series - Part 3
7 clever tactics to help manage SaaS migration
July 12, 2015 | News
Taking the sting out of big corporate beasts
OC&C FMCG Global 50 research featured in The Times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 12, 2015 | News
Election poll fiasco highlights dangers of forecasting consumer behaviour
OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.
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.
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.
April 26, 2015 | Press Release
Outsourcing of Public Services set to grow by at at least £20bn by 2020
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 27, 2015 | News
Information Age Series Part 2
SaaS: Disruptive Dynamo, Slow Burner - Or Both.
February 09, 2015 | News
Why CMOs see social media as just another tick box
Part 5 of the CMO Challenge Series.
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.
January 09, 2015 | News
Information Age Series Part 1
Top Technologies on the Savvy CIO's Radar for 2015.
December 19, 2014 | Report
Retail Week The Ecommerce Super League
A benchmarking study of the world top 25 ecommerce markets
December 18, 2014 | News
Why CMOs are turning away from Big Data
Part 4 of the CMO Challenge Series
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
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
August 25, 2014 | News
Why personalisation is causing sleepless nights for marketers
Part 2 of the CMO Challenge Series
July 12, 2014 | News
The Sunday Times International Track 200
OC&C's growing global footprint recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200
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
April 06, 2014 | Report
The OC&C B2B Global Warning Report
B2B players in the US and China challenge British firms for global leadership
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
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
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
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
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
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
April 29, 2013 | Report
Britain's Retail E-mpire
Overseas online sales to generate £28 billion for British retailers by 2020