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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!

Best of Belgium

Sustainably canned craftsmanship: Vanhonsebrouck brewery's specialty beers

For Kasteelbrouwerij Vanhonsebrouck, sustainability is at the core of it all: from export to partnerships and, of course, growth. These beer brewers have big dreams!

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World Food Day: FrieslandCampina donates to the Belgian food banks

On World Food Day, the dairy company FrieslandCampina is donating more than 20,000 dairy products to the Belgian Federation of Food Banks today. This donation will help thousands of families.

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Brasserie Leopold 7 and the Champain bakery together to prevent food losses

Only a few kilometers separate Brasserie Leopold 7 and bakery Champain. Both support sustainable food production. That was all it took to the founders to develop a simple but original idea: to make the most of their associated processes while avoiding food waste.

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Alpro continues to invest in health and environment

Alpro, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. With further action plans including biodiversity, water use, 100% recyclable packaging, and even more plant-based ingredients, the company has bold ambitions.

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Food n’Joy innovates with better balanced desserts and new organic range

Walloon family business Food n’Joy makes cake shells, nougat and festive desserts for food professionals. The 25-staff SME acts in response to changing demand from consumers with updated  product recipes and a brand new range of organic products. 

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Special beer in cans from Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck set to win over Americans

The West-Flemish town of Izegem is home to the imposing brewery complex of Kasteel Brouwerij Vanhonsebrouck, replete with towers like a real castle.

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Poco Loco plans low-energy plant for wraps

Paulig Group is planning a new investment in the amount of 45 million euros for the construction of an additional production facility for wraps in Roeselare. 

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Danone invests in Rotselaar: for flexitarians and using less water

The small yet famed Actimel bottle was invented in Belgium in 1994 and has recently been given an similar sized vegetable sibling.

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Belgian beers and Belgian breweries: vibrant and going places

Out of the medieval guilds grew one of the world’s oldest professional associations: the Federation of Belgian Brewers. We spoke to Lambert De Wijngaert of the Belgian brewers about our beer culture, but also about innovation, exports and sustainability in the industry.