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Tim Dewey

Chief Executive, Timothy Taylor & Co

“Gordons deliver what we need quickly and efficiently”


Deposit Return Scheme (DRS)

Coming into effect in 2022 in Scotland and 2024 in the rest of the UK, DRS will effect all producers, retailers, wholesalers, licensors, bars and restaurants

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Tarsem Dhaliwal

Executive Director, Iceland Foods

“Gordons understands the retail world.”


High Fats Salt Sugar (HFSS Legislation)

Coming into effect in October 2022, HFSS will restrict how retailers can promote and place (in-store and online) food and drink which is high in fat, salt or sugar.

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Food & Drink

Gordons’ food and drink lawyers are alive to the challenges currently faced by industry operators; we can help you meet these challenges.

We understand the squeeze on margins, and the increasing focus on provenance, traceability and health. Our experience enables us to provide our clients with an added value service, giving them a competitive advantage.

Gordons’ food and drink expertise also stretch beyond acting for suppliers, wholesalers and retailers. In addition, we help our clients to acquire complementary businesses, build distribution centres, construct retail premises, develop food processing plants and much more.

We are also experts in the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (‘GSCOP’) which was brought in to protect supermarket suppliers and regulate the behaviour of the top ten grocery retailers, and provide regular training to grocery suppliers.

In 2022 deposit return schemes (‘DRS’) are being introduced in Scotland, followed by the rest of the UK in 2024. This means producers, retailers, wholesalers, licensors, bars and restaurants will be required to add a 20p levy to each plastic, glass, aluminium or steel container they sell and refund it to the consumer if the consumer returns the container.

Our food & drink clients include:

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Matthew North

Commercial Director, Keelings

“Gordons know grocery retail and supply chain. Their advice was invaluable. Highly recommended.”

Peter Bevan

Senior Credit and Lending Manager, Molson Coors

“We have worked with Gordons for over 20 years. They are easy to work with and adaptive; an extension of our team.”

Howard Cross

Managing Director, Yorkshire Farmers

“Gordons just got the job done. I found them very easy to deal with.”

Tim Dewey

Chief Executive, Timothy Taylor

“Gordons deliver what we need quickly and efficiently”

Toby Bartlett

Director of Alan Bartlett & Sons Ltd

“Mark’s knowledge of the grocery market and how to manage difficult supply situations delivered an excellent result for our business”

James Clarke

Group Legal Counsel, T.J. Morris Limited

“Mark’s knowledge and astute thinking, combined with his commercial proactive approach, have greatly benefitted us as a business”

Podcast: The Retail Detail 

UK retail is rapidly evolving. Join retail and food & drink experts, Andy Brian & Mark Jones, along with industry insiders, as they discuss the latest retail news and hot topics. Each episode contains insight for retail and food & drink sector decision-makers, suppliers and advisers. Season two is coming soon.