Wondering about what's happening at Silva? Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on the latest news.
Despite a cold winter followed by a hot spring with limited precipitation, with many of our spring crops under unusual stress, we remain confident in another successful spring season. Our U.S. and global teams are working with our growing and dehydration partners in developing crop specific plans, to ensure the best yields and qualities possible considering actual conditions in our fields.
After the recent completion of three additional production lines at our U.S. processing facility in Illinois, we are now operating with 19 production lines of various cleaning, sorting, cutting, milling, blending, and micro treatment capabilities.
The trend toward healthy eating isn’t going away any time soon. As we’ve noted in a few recent posts, vegetable, herb, and fruit products can be used in diverse ways to bring vibrant color, great taste, and nutritional value to our health-focused culture.
What do people look for in the foods they consume? The answer to that question has changed quite a bit over the last 5 to 10 years. Before, factors like convenience and taste were the primary (if not only) concerns for many consumers, especially in the snack food market.
For the last five years, Silva International has been running a raw material supplier workshop in China. Each year we see higher attendance and a significant increase in participation from our partners in this region. This year the workshop spanned two days, with 42 raw material partners and farmers attending, bringing a total of almost 100 people to “our hometown” of Qingdao, Shandong province.
With summer and fall harvest about complete, we like to summarize the market sentiments for some of our major crops harvested in China and around the world. Our quality and procurement groups have been busy, together with our raw material partners, to produce and secure quality raw material to bring to our Illinois finished goods production facility.
If you’re a pet food producer, you know that pet treats have been a big part of the market for years. There are three trends in pet snacks you should know about (if you don’t already). Knowing these trends—and shaping your product offerings around them—will allow you to deliver exactly what customers are looking for, potentially growing your market share and profitability over the long term.