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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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Our Belgian chocolate is becoming more sustainable

Choprabisco, the association of the Belgian chocolate sector, and more than 60 other organisations joined the Beyond Chocolate initiative to make the Belgian chocolate sector more sustainable. Let’s take a look at the progress with Guy Gallet, Secretary General of Choprabisco. 

New Belgian-made vegetable milk chocolate
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New Belgian-made vegetable milk chocolate

Belcolade is proud to introduce its latest innovation: a plant-based chocolate that tastes like milk chocolate and is free from dairy and nuts. The 'Belcolade Selection M. Plant-Based Cacao-Trace' is produced in the Belcolade factory in Erembodegem.

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What’s for dinner tomorrow?

The Belgian food industry recently launched its new Sustainability Roadmap. This compass is the industry’s bid to lead the way over the years ahead in pushing for a sustainable food system working in tandem with consumers, food chain partners and other stakeholders.

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A taste of Belgium at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai is a hotspot to get inspired about food trends across the world. That’s exactly what two of our companies did at the Belgian pavilion, demonstrating how they want to grow bread on Mars…  And we asked visitors how they get inspired by our Belgian food and drinks! 

Best of Belgium

Meurisse: the revival of Belgium’s oldest chocolate brand

In 1845, Adolphe Meurisse started the first Belgian chocolate factory. Six generations down the line, the Meurisse brand is once again alive and kicking.

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Puratos announces to become world’s first carbon-neutral chocolate factory

Belcolade, the chocolate division of Puratos, is investing 120 million euros in its production plant in Erembodegem. With this investment, Puratos is expanding their largest chocolate factory. 

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Barry Callebaut opens the largest chocolate warehouse in the world

The new chocolate warehouse in Lokeren is the size of 12 football fields, 41 metres high and also the largest and most sustainable in the world. Every day, 20 to 30 chocolate containers are loaded from Lokeren, ready to be transported all over the world.