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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!


Kim's Chocolates: chocolate with a message

Kim's Chocolates is one of the biggest chocolate producers in Belgium. Marc Quirijnen, CEO: “We prepare each of our creations with the greatest respect for the Belgian tradition. We also attach great importance to sustainability both in our raw materials and in our production.”


Frozen foods producer Dirafrost acts in response to new fruit trends

Dirafrost produces frozen fruit for food companies, bakeries and supermarkets. The company is continuing to innovate and deliver solutions in response to trends, such as the rising demand for fruit preparations in plant-based specialty pastries. 


Towards a sustainable chocolate industry with Beyond Chocolate

Since 2018, sub-federation Choprabisco has been putting its shoulders to the wheel of the Beyond Chocolate initiative to ramp up the sustainability the Belgian chocolate industry.


Press release: Belgian food and drinks are big in Japan

Japan is the third biggest overseas export destination for the Belgian food industry. Over thirty food companies will be joining HRH Princess Astrid on the trade mission to Japan from 4 through 9 December to bolster their existing business relations and explore new opportunities.  


Terre de Fromages opens outlet store in the fight against food waste

For the past 40 years, Terre de Fromages has been making delicious cheeses. The family-run business is now opening an outlet store for its cheeses, which turned out a little too small or which are close to their sell-by date.

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From filled pasta to cheese alternatives: SDS Food goes organic and plant-based

The SME SDS Food produces organic and plant-based foods. Co-founder Joke Sips: “We just dispatched our first 1.5 tonne consignment to the Netherlands. The business relationship is part of our export strategy that will see us operate in 7 countries by 2025.”


Conserverie et Moutarderie belge gives glass jars a second lease of life

Putting more reusable packaging items on the market? Conserverie et Moutarderie belge is on it!  The company has signed up to the collective deposit return scheme run by Foodprint, thereby giving their glass jars a second lease of life. 


From the United States to Japan: have you heard about the latest food trends?

Last year, our Belgian food companies exported no less than 30 billion euros in food and drink. Good reason to take a look at the world at large and to play to our strengths through our promotional brand “food.be”.


BENEO Wijgmaal inaugurates extra production line for rice starch

Producing more rice starch at unchanged water consumption levels? BENEO pulled it off. The Wijgmaal site is getting an additional production line, which will drive up production capacity by 50% with the company creating a further 20 jobs.