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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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Cargill invests €18 million in a « Maison du Chocolat »

Cargill will build a « Maison du Chocolat » in Mouscron to promote better product development and strengthen collaboration with its customers. 

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Belgium, the land of Research and Development for AB InBev

Food companies are deliberately choosing to set up their R&D centre in Belgium.

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La Lorraine invests at home and abroad

La Lorraine is the largest industrial baker in Belgium and even one of the five largest in Europe. The coronavirus crisis caused a decrease in its turnover for the first time in 25 years.

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Raffinerie Tirlemontoise celebrates its 185th anniversary

From its early years, the refinery was a pioneer in industrialization, but also in social affairs. We also owe it the invention of the hard sugar cube. An overview of all the pioneering work done over the years.

Solarec builds new mozzarella factory
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Solarec builds new mozzarella factory

Annually, Solarec processes about 1.35 billion litres of milk and continues to grow. Besides investing in a new mozzarella factory in Baudour, the company is renovating it headquarters in Recogne with a new production line and powder tower.

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Fairy Chocolates delights the Middle East

Ann van Acker, Managing Director of the SME Fairy Chocolates, has used the crisis of the coronavirus to tap into new markets.

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Food supplement producer Ortis opens webshop for Chinese market

Laboratoires Ortis has been an expert in herbal medicine for over 60 years. The Walloon food supplement producer launches its first webshop for the Chinese market, with a clear ambition: China should become the third largest export market in 3 years, after France and Belgium. 

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A reward for Alpro's sustainability efforts

Outstanding: that is how the B Corp certificate describes Alpro's sustainability efforts. The score, which evolved from "great" to "outstanding" in three years' time, shows that the sustainability mission of the plant-based pioneer is still very much alive 40 years after its start. 

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Solina, a producer of food ingredients, works on protein transition

Solina is an international player that provides its customers with taste, functional and nutritional ingredient solutions.