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Ian’s hot topics – 14th April

It’s that time again! April has been a busy month, with a lot of product reveals and interesting movements being made in the food and drink industry. So, as always, I’m here with the monthly roundup of my top picks from the last month or so. Got any suggestions you feel are missing from this […]

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Ian’s hot topics 5th March

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Ian’s hot topics!   I know in the food and drink industry – it’s fast-paced and with so much news and industry updates I wanted to cut through and bring my top industry news articles into one easy to read place! The food and drink industry news With energy drinks being in the press so much, […]

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Should we be making more noise about protein in our products?

Protein is a hot topic in the industry right now – and we’re seeing it creeping in as an added ingredient in all kinds of unexpected places, from milkshakes to snack bars, in stores across the country. But, in this ever-growing body conscious market, is it just a fad or is it as important as […]

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Veganuary – is it for you?

We all know that the fresh start of a New Year inspires a great many of us to take stock of our health and lifestyle – and one hot topic which has taken off in a huge way this New Year is Veganuary – a new approach to diet and lifestyle which might reset the […]

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Women in the food industry – An interview with Claire, a Group Technical Director for New England Seafood

At Silven Recruitment we believe in celebrating successes and we’ve been reading some amazing articles about women in business and so we thought what better way to join in, than by interviewing some of the talented women we work with in the food industry. Here we speak to Claire, a Group Technical Director for New […]

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Are we tired of mass-produced produce?

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The latter half of the 20th century saw a swing towards mass-production, convenience and an ever-lengthening list of additives and preservatives in all of our food – but the 21st century has shown a jump back; people are rejecting everlasting convenience food, wanting more natural and healthy alternatives – but still want the convenience… So, […]

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Ten thousand mince pies a minute…

The UK food and drink industry has ramped up in time for Christmas as we all get into the festive spirit; with ten thousand mince pies being consumed every minute according to statistics at Voucherbox, where is the biggest spend in food and drink manufacturing? With further statistics showing that the average person will eat […]

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Sugar Tax makes half as much as Government initially expected

You will all have heard about the ‘sugar tax’ which was introduced in April this year, where manufacturers of drinks containing higher levels of sugar were subjected to a levy. This means that they need to pay the government more to make high-sugar beverages – a cost which is passed on to consumers, as manufacturers […]

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Women in the food industry – An interview with Jess, a Site Manager for WM Morrison’s Produce Ltd

At Silven Recruitment we believe in celebrating successes and lately we’ve been reading some amazing articles about women in business and so we thought what better way to join in, than by interviewing some of the talented women we work with in the food industry, starting with Jess, a Site Manager for WM Morrison’s Produce […]

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It’s never too early to get in the Christmas spirit!

  It may only be October, but with retailers already getting their Christmas stock in, the team here at Silven took up the opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit with their staff Christmas Sales day! According to psychology experts, people who put their Christmas decorations up early are happier than those who wait. So, […]

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