The Retail, Consumer & Lifestyle sector is a key area of focus for our firm.
The sector has evolved rapidly in recent years, as technological innovation and the changing consumer market has transformed the way the sector operates and interact with customers.
This sector is characterised by innovative brands and exciting growth businesses. It is a highly competitive sector and one heavily affected by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With both the recent pandemic and the wider market trends towards digitisation as well as greater sustainability and enhancing the consumer experience, it is clear that consumer-focused businesses will need to be flexible and adaptable to quickly changing market conditions in order to succeed.
We dedicate ourselves to supporting our clients through their growth journey and pride ourselves on offering more than just legal support. We take the time to get to know you, and build tailored teams dedicated to understanding the underlying ethos and commercial strategies of your brand. Taking this personal approach to our work enables us to look ahead, and think creatively about how we can best support you with the challenges and opportunities the sector will face in the future, particularly as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our group has extensive experience advising businesses across the sector, with market leading expertise in:
- Food & Beverage – including restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs and brands, with specialist expertise in food regulation and developing technology
- Retail & Consumer Brands – including household names, luxury brands and retailers, with specialist experience in commercial strategy and consumer technology
- Lifestyle & Leisure – including hotels, membership clubs and the exciting developing area of ‘wellness’
No matter what kind of business and whatever stage of growth you are at, we will help you navigate the challenges and opportunities in the years ahead. Please get in touch, or click through to our pages below for more information on your particular sector.
News & Insights
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises ALDO UK's administrators, RSM, on the sale of the business and assets
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