The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study

For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world, and examined changes in innovation over the past decade and what companies expect in the 10 years to come. find out more >

Top 20 R&D spenders 2005–2014

Explore the 20 biggest R&D spenders in each of the past ten years. view more >


How to profit in online grocery shopping

Online grocery shopping in Europe is often not profitable. Retailers often offer the same mass convenience proposition as they do offline. However, if they would focus their organization and proposition on a specific customer segment or shopping trip with higher net margins they could also achieve profitability online.

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Introducing Strategy&: Changing the game for our clients

Strategy& combines Booz & Company’s legacy of practical strategy with the experience, breadth, and depth of the PwC network to form the first truly strategy-through-execution consulting firm.

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Practical strategy, lasting results

Welcome to Strategy&, a global team of practical strategists within the PwC network. With our deep functional skills and breadth of industry knowledge, we work alongside you to solve your toughest problems, and capture your greatest opportunities. 

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A career at Strategy& brings a world of possibilities

Imagine a place where some of the smartest people tackle the most critical issues confronting business leaders around the world. 

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Jan Kremer, Professor in patient-centered innovation at Radboud University Nijmegen and member of Stategy&’s Partner Group in Amsterdam, has been appointed as councillor of the Raad voor de Volksgezondheid en Zorg (RVZ). The RVZ advises the Dutch government and parliament on healthcare.
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By 2020 online sales in the NL will have grown considerably: 2.0 to 2.5 million m2 of sales area in urban areas will have become redundant. This is one of the findings in Strategy&’s Study ‘Footprint 2020: Offline retail in an online world’. Retailers should start developing their physical and virtual footprint to prepare themselves.
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European grocery retailers currently face a significant and growing problem of overcapacity, which threatens their future earnings. We believe the solution is to focus on three levers: (1) merchandising excellence, (2) better store performance management, and (3) developing a more distinct "ways to play."
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The June cover story of Consulting magazine features Strategy& CEO Cesare Mainardi and Strategy& Chairman/PwC’s Global Head of Consulting Tony Poulter explaining the exciting future of the newest consulting juggernaut.
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Recently Kees Cools, Partner with Strategy& has become Professor Corporate Finance and Governance at TIAS School for Business and Society, the business school of Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
This is the 14th year that Strategy& has examined CEO successions and success among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year we focused particularly on women CEOs over the last 10 years.
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View a one-page graphic highlighting data on 10 years of women CEOs. See data on the number of women who have entered or left office at the world's largest 2,500 companies. Plus, find out how women CEOs are hired, how they leave office, and more.
Is your company ready for growth? Take our easy-to-use 5-minute interactive profiler to determine your company’s Fit for Growth Index score, see how it compares to competitors, and receive tailored recommendations for improving your company’s performance.

 

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A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
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A leading international telecom company, in anticipation of its expansion into eight international markets, was looking for a more strategic and systematic approach to allocating its marketing spend across geographies. Find out how we helped design its systems, dashboards, and analytics.
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In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

Our clients and our work

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

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