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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!

Snacks

Ardo sees the future as green... and red

The global player in frozen vegetables, herbs and fruit uses state-of-the-art technology to innovate. Ardo recently launched beat bacon: a pre-cooked, crispy piece of red beetroot.  

Best of Belgium

Celebrating 75 years of excellence in chicken and turkey

Poultry specialist Volys is celebrating its diamond jubilee this year. +450 employees produce some of the world’s finest cold cuts and culinary preparations.

Best of Belgium

Masters in mozzarella: meet Milcobel, Belgium's largest dairy cooperative

Milcobel, Belgium’s largest dairy cooperative, makes mozzarella as an ingredient for food companies all over the world – from Europe to Asia and Africa. 

News

Enjoying Belgian wines and spirits responsibly

Meet Vinum Et Spiritus, the Belgian industry association for producers of wines and spirit drinks. We spoke to CEO Geert Van Lerberghe, who is clearly proud of his entrepreneurs, who are locally embedded and are continuing to work hard with gusto and passion to deliver quality products.

News

Gulf region’s taste for Belgian food

Our Belgian delicacies have been gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and by extension the entire Gulf region. What other opportunities, food trends and events does the Middle East have to offer you? 

Snacks

Barry Callebaut has big ambitions in Belgium

Belgium is barely a dot on the world map, but that does not prevent the Barry Callebaut Group from coming up with grand plans in our country.

Snacks

100 year old flavour maker Lecocq Flavours in full expansion

For four generations, Lecocq Flavours has been developing a wide range of liquid flavourings and distillates. Now, 100 years later, the Limburg based company is in full growth and wants to expand.

Snacks

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.

Snacks

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.