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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 comments on the repositioning of Walmart's Sam's Club in China to meet the demands of increasingly aspirational consumers.

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  • FT

    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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    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 18, 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 06, 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 23, 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 15, 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 24, 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 24, 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 09, 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 30, 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 14, 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 11, 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 10, 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 09, 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 08, 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 07, 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 06, 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 24, 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 13, 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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  • April 01, 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 20, 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 25, 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 21, 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 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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 20, 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 19, 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 18, 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 28, 2015 | News

    Information Age Series - Part 3

    7 clever tactics to help manage SaaS migration

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  • July 13, 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 11, 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 25, 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 11, 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 08, 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 08, 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 29, 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 13, 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 11, 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 07, 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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  • May 01, 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 27, 2015 | Press Release

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

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  • April 27, 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 15, 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 13, 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 10, 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 | 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 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 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 13, 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 12, 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 26, 2014 | News

    Why personalisation is causing sleepless nights for marketers

    Part 2 of the CMO Challenge Series

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  • August 15, 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 13, 2014 | News

    Western brands strive to click with Chinese shoppers

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  • July 13, 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 09, 2014 | News

    Explore the radically changing world of today's CMO

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  • July 05, 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 09, 2014 | Report

    Creating Value from Every Visit

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  • April 07, 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 15, 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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  • September 01, 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 15, 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 30, 2013 | Report

    Britain's Retail E-mpire

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

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