Food & Drink

Volatile commodity prices and exchange rates, competitive pressures on pricing, compliance with health and environment-focused legislation, regulation and standards, supply chain complexities and concerns, the importance of provenance and branding – these are just some of the challenges our expert Food & Drink team can help you to overcome.

“From field to fork, MacRoberts is engaged with every stage of increasingly complex and dynamic supply chains, whether it be aquaculture, dairy, meat, cereals, bakery, processed foods, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks (and all of their separate ingredients). In addition, relating to equipment, packaging or the services required in these supply chains, MacRoberts offers expertise and specialist legal services across the food & drink sector.”

Euan Duncan, Head of Food & Drink
    • Food & Drink Last orders for Tied Pubs in Scotland Like much of the hospitality and food and drink industry, pubs have taken a major hit due to COVID-19. While introduced before lockdown restrictions hit, the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill may become a lifeline to some tied publicans in Scotland.
    • COVID-19 COVID-19, contact tracing and protecting customer and visitor details As the UK gradually comes out of lockdown, pubs, restaurants and other businesses in England and Scotland face the requirement to collect customers' contact details – we look at the data businesses should collect and how this data should be handled.
    • COVID-19 Beer, breweries and COVID-19 Drastic Government restrictions mean brewers across Scotland will require extraordinary measures to weather the COVID-19 pandemic, and short-term stringent measures will no doubt have long-term consequences across the sector.
    • Food & Drink British Pie Week: The growing trend of vegan pies This week (2-8 March 2020) is British Pie Week and, to celebrate, we are looking at new trends and produce in the market.

Hospitality & Leisure

We have worked with a number of the world’s largest hotel chains and franchises, as well as having provided excellent results for pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities.

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