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Employing over four million people, worth an estimated £65 billion and accounting for 71% of the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), food manufacture is the largest sector in Europe.
A key to success in this highly competitive market is not simply optimising your supply chains, but importantly understanding consumer and retailer needs both in the UK and internationally: how your product differentiates itself, owning the intellectual property (IP) that underpins your brand and creates your unique selling points (USP).
Particularly impacted by the regulatory requirements of UK and European legislation, this sector continues to grow through strategic acquisitions, supply chain management and integration, product innovation and entry into new markets. However, rising costs of materials, energy, wages and the squeeze on product listings by major retailers responding to price conscious consumers mean that food manufacturers’ margins continue to be under pressure.
Our expertise and understanding of the sector means that we can provide practical solutions to address the ever changing opportunities, issues and challenges you face.
Our expertise includes corporate transactions, banking and finance, retailer and supply chain agreements, branding and IP, logistics, IT, commercial disputes, HR issues, regulatory compliance, product quality and recall, property transactions and management, construction and competition issues.