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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!


Vandenbulcke processes cocoa pulp in pralines

Chocolatier Vandenbulcke took gold at ISM Cologne, one of the world's largest confectionery trade fairs. The West-Flanders family business received the ‘New Product Showcase Award’ for its new praline ‘Cabosse’. The filling of the praline consists of the white pulp surrounding cocoa beans. 

Best of Belgium

Bringing Belgium’s favourite pastries to the retail market

As a specialist baker of frangipane, genoise cakes and soft waffles, Lilly’s Cakes brings Belgium’s favourite pastries to your local supermarket. 


Caulier Brewery trebles its production capacity

For the past 25 years, Caulier Brewery has been brewing quality beers. The family brewery is currently expanding, with the intention of trebling its production capacity by 2025.


Gudrun celebrates 80 years of great taste and innovation

Praline producers Gudrun has been around for 80 years. Today, the Gudrun Group is a world leader in the development, production, packing and marketing of genuine Belgian chocolate and truffles.


Spadel innovates with practical and eco-friendly packaging

Spadel, a regional water producer and employer in our neighbouring countries, is investing 2.6 million euros in its Spa Monopole plant for the installation of a new production line. The new packaging is recyclable and more eco-friendly.


Press release: Belgian food industry goes for renewed growth in the US

The United States remain by far the main overseas export destination for the Belgian food industry. Unfortunately, the corona pandemic has stymied the soaring rise of export sales. To reverse this trend, thirty food companies will be joining HRH Princess Astrid on a mission to the US.


Carbon footprint of Belgian milk fell by 30% over a 20-year period

The carbon footprint of Belgian milk is falling, according to research conducted by Leuven University. The factor driving these dwindling emissions are increased productivity per dairy cow and the enhanced composition of the cattle feed. 


Iscal saves 30% on energy with new storage facility

Sugar producer Iscal is a leading player on the Western European market. Today, the Hainaut-based company produces no less than a quarter of all the sugar in our country. And the business is preparing for the future.


Press release: Belgian food and drinks more popular than ever in the United Kingdom

In the wake of Brexit, Belgian food and drinks are doing better than ever in the United Kingdom, even outperforming products from our neighbouring countries. From 8 through 12 May, some thirty Belgian food companies will be joining HRH Princess Astrid on a mission to the UK.