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DLA Piper’s Consumer Goods, Food and Retail Sector team is recognised for advising many of the world’s leading organisations in the consumer goods, food and beverage and retail sectors. For businesses looking to expand into new product lines or territories, protect their brand and IP, understand the consequences of changing consumer spending habits, or comply with the regulatory regimes in all the jurisdictions where they have a presence, DLA Piper can help.

Consumer Goods, Food and Retail lawyers are based in offices across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We leverage our vast on-the-ground experience and global platform to work seamlessly across borders, supporting you wherever you do business.

We regularly advise companies in these industries:

   Food and beverage
   Health, beauty and personal care
   Household care products
   Investors and funders
   Retail and fashion

As the power of the consumer continues to rise, changing shopping behaviours, never has the consumer had more to say in the battle for customer centricity. This brings with it a number of challenges of which our lawyers regularly advise on, including:

   Wellness and wellbeing
•   Sustainability
•   Product and supply chain integrity
•   The rise of technology
•   The use and ownership of customer data
   Distress on the high street
   Direct to consumer
•   New ventures and acquisitions
   Crisis management

To find out more about our UK Consumer Goods, Food and Retail team please contact Sophie Lessar.

Or alternatively please look through some of the support materials we have available.

The DLA Piper Consumer Goods, Food and Retail Sector Training Series - The Consumer Goods, Food and Retail Sector is experiencing significant change as consumers evolve the way in which they choose to shop and how they choose to spend their money. 

DLA Piper’s lawyers have produced a series of webinars on key issues that are prevalent to those in the sector. Each session is a maximum of 30 minutes and aims to provide a snapshot of the key issues consumer goods, food & beverage and retail & fashion businesses need to consider going forward. They are all free to download. 

Whitepaper: Retail in a post-pandemic world - DLA Piper partnered with GlobalData to produce this paper which looks at how dramatically the world has altered and how consumer businesses have stepped up to meet these challenges, flexing online and other channels and overcoming supply chain obstacles, while also considering what this could mean for the future of retail and consumer-focused businesses. 

As part of this paper, DLA Piper and GlobalData interviewed four companies (Levi Strauss & Co., Heineken, an online pureplay company and an alcohol brand) about their experiences during the pandemic. Selected quotes from these case studies are included throughout this paper. 

Global Product Liability Guide - We advise on product liability risk, compliance and business management at every stage of the product life cycle. Use this tool to learn more about product liability in each country. 

Prize promotions around the world – A global guide is designed to introduce you to some of the key requirements surrounding prize promotions, from the management of the early development stages of a promotion, to the outline of potentially problematic issues.