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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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Do shoppers care more about how environmentally-friendly their food packaging is, than how much extra it costs?

  As awareness of the impact plastics are having on the environment grows, shoppers are becoming more conscious of their consumption of single use packaging, and retailers are responding by adjusting their use of these damaging plastics, moving towards more sustainable and reusable packaging in stores across the UK. A YouGov survey of 2,000 individuals […]

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