The Restaurant Group acquires Wagamama
Pascal Martin says ongoing trade tensions could lead to fewer store openings, but not many stores would close down because of that
ExamWorks acquires Kindertons
OC&C advises Aston Manor on Agrial Group deal
Trust in a brand is consistently shown to be more important to customers than value, service and quality – so how can retailers improve their trustworthiness?
The path to value creation
OC&C advises on Constructionline deal
Bowmark Capital sells Nexus Vehicle Rental to Phoenix Equity Partners
From engagement to sales
Top luxury and fashion brands need to start selling through third party e-retailers or risk being left behind
The ever increasing need to optimise customer experience
OC&C advises Établissements Peugeot Frères and Peugeot Frères Industrie on Monbento deal
The pace of merger and acquisition activity in the industry has accelerated
Digital transformation in the luxury industry
Growing economic wealth and evolving social norms are changing consumer behaviour in emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe
The roll call of failed or struggling retailers is growing: Toys R Us, Maplin, Poundworld, Carpetright, Mothercare, House of Fraser. Many more will be added
Smart automotive companies will focus on B2B as consumers ditch cars in favour of pay-per-use mobility
Data and Advanced Analytics have been 'hot' topics for some time now, and spending in the segment looks set to double by 2020
Surge in ‘silent commerce’ sets up opportunities
Big brands can no longer ignore private label producers
OC&C sponsors The Grocer Gold Awards 2018
OC&C advises on SLR Consulting deal
OC&C advises Vitruvian on Travel Counsellors deal
A nuclear arms race
OC&C congratulates Interoute on the completion of sale to GTT Communications
UK's largest ever software deal
Lessons from the world’s most advanced ecommerce market
The tools that PE houses and their advisers need for a competitive edge upfront
(and why it should be the other way around)
For the first time in 30 years, own label businesses have nosed ahead of brands in terms of return on capital.
Digital superpowers are bringing new technologies into view at lightning speed, creating a structural shift in retail so profound, even large retailers need to act now if they’re to hold their own.
Is your B2B company failing to reap the rewards of a smart pricing strategy?
As voice-enabled assistants become the norm, how can retailers make themselves heard?
Michael Jary discussing this and more at the recent PLMA USA event
The size, scale and dominance of Amazon make it the obvious role model for any Western retailer plotting a course in e-commerce. Obvious but wrong.
The Auto industry must embrace IoT, or lose out to the Internet giants but scaling and thriving in an IoT world requires selective investment and collaboration.
It’s time to rethink the economic partnerships between retailers and brands and reward stores for their role in sales, no matter in which channel transactions are made, says Michael Jary.
OC&C's latest insight Talking shop, the rise of voice commerce
Bricks-and-mortar retailers struggling against online commerce face a new threat: voice-activated shopping. Almost half of British households will own a smart speaker by 2022, up from 10 per cent today, according to the consultancy group OC&C.
The growth of e-commerce is inevitable in Hong Kong, as the younger demographic has a different purchasing habit compared with the older generation, says Pascal Martin, a partner in OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Retail Week opinion piece from James Walker explores why partnerships are the future of retail in the digital age
Sky Plc is snagging more rights than ever - and paying less to boot - to broadcast Britain’s top soccer championship through 2022, a bonus for suitors 21st Century Fox Inc., Walt Disney Co. and Comcast Corp.
What’s going on in retailing? The much-heralded demise of bricks and mortar is not as straightforward as originally thought.
A tentative framework to understand China’s evolving online luxury retail dynamics
Tom Gladstone and Nicholas Farhi discuss how commercial due diligence can give private equity firms the edge in the bidding process.
Research from OC&C warns the negative impact Brexit could have on the industry which employs a higher proportion of EU migrant labour than any other sector in the UK.
China’s leisure market has overtaken Japan in terms of total expenditure to rank No 2 globally, trailing the US, according to consultancy OC&C
Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could follow other industries in losing out to digital ‘middlemen.'
Young shoppers have a taste for domestic brands as clothing labels target lifestyle choices and move into profitable niche markets.
With 12 million fewer ESPN subscribers and counting, new streaming offerings face an uphill battle.
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.
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.
Natural food retailer pins hopes that Amazon purchase will help it regain its edge
OC&C expands its technology and telecoms expertise with the appointment of new Partner, Chris Woodland.
OC&C expands its expertise with the appointment of analytics pioneer, James Walker.
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.
"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.”
Numbers are stacking up for smartphones but how will UK retailers truly cash in?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OC&Cs Ewan Parry discusses his keynote presentation at the 2016 WHD sailing event.
Revenue growth for the top 150 food and drink producers in the UK slowed significantly in 2015, hindered by deflation and investor uncertainty
An analysis of the emerging power of platforms in Media and Entertainment and implications for content publishers
And discusses the positive actions that can be taken to combat this risk.
OC&C's Colin Tyler discusses the three elements required for an Uber-style business model to thrive.
OC&C founder and chairman emeritus Chris Outram talks about a career spent helping clients solve seemingly impossible problems
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.
Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (4/4)
Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (3/4)
Anita Balchandani, keynote speaker at RWL 2016, on Reinventing the Last Mile (2/4)
Will next day delivery become the new norm?
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.
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
OC&C's Chris Outram outlines the four crucial steps to creating a business strategy fit for the digital age for Insead Knowledge
OC&C were again featured in last weekend's Sunday Times article “on who is shaping our national life in 2016”.
OC&C's Mostyn Goodwin with his thoughts in Raconteur M&A supplement distributed with The Times.
By Chris Outram, Founder and Chairman of OC&C.
OC&C's Retail Proposition Index featured in City A.M.
Five ways to drive stronger customer relationships through digital. OC&C's Fergus Jarvis discusses in Digital Marketing Magazine.
Michael Jary has been awarded position 39 on the list published today.
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.
OC&C's UK office has been ranked #17 in a list of the fastest growing private companies across the UK.
Best for Traditional Media Acquisitions and Best for Business Unit Strategy awarded to OC&C
OC&C's Michael Jary discusses in his Retail Week column.
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.
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.
7 clever tactics to help manage SaaS migration
OC&C FMCG Global 50 research featured in The Times.
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.
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.
Research from OC&C, PayPal and Google shows online shopping to be worth £645bn in biggest four markets of UK, US, China and Germany.
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.
OC&C study finds about one third of viewers are set to significantly increase spend on digital content over the next 2 years.
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.
Vivek Madan and OC&C's study into the growing spend on outsourced public services featured in The Times.
OC&C's Colin Tyler gives his view in Digital Marketing Magazine
How the fastest growing retailers in the UK are thriving in a low-growth economy.
As companies adapt to a consumer-driven marketplace, on-demand is a trend that is emerging across every sector.
Despite improving economic conditions and better customer sentiment, storm clouds may be gathering on the retail horizon.
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SaaS: Disruptive Dynamo, Slow Burner - Or Both.
Part 5 of the CMO Challenge Series.
OC&C's Colin Tyler was acknowledged for his and OC&C's influence in shaping the technology, media and digital landscape.
Top Technologies on the Savvy CIO's Radar for 2015.
Part 4 of the CMO Challenge Series
Part 3 of the CMO Challenge Series
Part 2 of the CMO Challenge Series
OC&C's growing global footprint recognised in The Sunday Times International Track 200
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