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On this page, discover what Belgian food and beverage companies are up to – including the latest innovations, investments and events. After all, companies in Belgium don’t sit still for long! For bite-sized news items, satisfy your craving with some food.be snacks. Are you more interested in exports and investments? Check out our Best of Belgium long-read stories. Not in the mood for reading? There’s a food.be video to suit your tastes. Hear the voices of our own companies speak in their own words. Enjoy!

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PMSweet is expanding and is now the world’s biggest macaron producer

The world’s biggest macaron factory, you ask? Well, it happens to be based in Belgium. PMSweet poured substantial investments in a 17,000 m2 state-of-the-art factory. An investment that rightly allows PMSweet to call itself the world’s biggest macaron producer. 

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Upcycling with Gudrun’s pralines

The chocolate producer Gudrun, located in Lier, developed a chocolate delight based on cocoa fruit pulp, the pod of the cocoa bean. The Cacaofruit Bites is a great example of circularity, in which the residual product is being incorporated into the final product.

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Belcolade: the very first carbon-neutral chocolate factory in Belgium

Belcolade, a Belgian subsidiary of Puratos, expands its chocolate factory situated in Erembodegem. Worth over 120 million euros, this is Puratos’ largest investment so far. The goal? To double the production capacity and to become "Belgium's first 100% carbon-neutral chocolate factory".

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Australian food & drink trends explained in 5 delicacies

A delegation of the Belgian food industry recently joined an economic mission to Australia, which is currently our 5th overseas export destination. An export market with a clear potential for Belgian food & drink companies: high time to explore the land Down Under! 

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Ovidias: a passion for sustainable Belgian chocolates

What started 45 years ago as a modest confectionery company developed into a globally renowned chocolate brand of Belgian origin with both private and professional customers. Ovidias has a sustainable passion: to make delicious chocolates with love for the craft and the planet.

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Spotted at Anuga: 5 promising trends for tomorrow’s food

Anuga 2023 is a wrap! The food fair in Cologne was again the event of the year for our members. As many as 192 Belgian food companies talked to existing and potentially new customers about their diverse products and latest innovations.

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Press release: Belgian food exports to Australia are on the rise

Australia is on the up as an export destination for Belgian food and drinks. Last year the country made its first appearance in the top 5 of overseas export destinations. The upcoming European-Australian trade agreement is certain to lend even more of a boost to the food and beverage trade.

Best of Belgium

The Belgian Chocolate Group: winning over the world with Belgian chocolate

Belgian chocolate enjoys a reputation of excellence around the globe and The Belgian Chocolate Group plays a crucial role in maintaining this position. The Group is a 100% Belgian company where Belgian chocolate is at the very heart of its activities.

Best of Belgium

Spotlight: the plans of international success story Milcobel

What started out in the early 20th century as a modest initiative of local Belgian dairy farmers that took on the form of a cooperative, has since developed into an international success story in the dairy industry. Yet, the roots of Belgian company Milcobel remain embedded in our country.