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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!


Fresh meat, a high-quality product from our back garden savoured all the way out across Asia

Meet Febev: the Belgian industry association which represents slaughterhouses, meat carving establishments and processors of fresh meat. The Belgian meat industry produces top notch quality meat, a public image that reverberates far beyond our national borders.


Milka opens Easter egg hunt with 245 million chocolate eggs

Who says Easter, says chocolate. For the youngest ones, a fun search for chocolate Easter eggs cannot be missed. Luckily, the Milka factory of Mondelez in Herentals ensures that the Easter bunny has more than enough Milka Easter eggs. 

The symbolic first stone was laid in the presence of Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon and Flemish Minister of Economy Hilde Crevits

Beyers Koffie is building a new production hall

Beyers Koffie, the largest coffee roasting company in Belgium, is building a brand-new production and storage facility of no less than 3,100 square metres in Puurs-Sint-Amands. Thanks to the investment of 3.5 million euros, Beyers Koffie is creating 20 new jobs in the long term.


Dely Wafels is ready to conquer Europe

The demand for frozen waffles is on the rise, as world player Dely Wafels attests. “We want to make our toaster waffles the reference in Europe. Our ambition is to produce 1 million waffles a day by 2023”, say CEO’s and founders Ellen Tournois and Davy Van Poucke.


Frozen vegetables: fresh and straight from the field

Our Belgian vegetable processors annually process around 1 million tonnes of vegetables into frozen products. From cauliflowers to leeks, beans, cabbage, peas and carrots: in no time at all, they go from the field to the factory where they retain all their vitamins. 


Griffith Foods invests 3 million in Herentals

Herentals is historically known as the capital of the Kempen region, but today it also houses the European headquarters of Griffith Foods, a producer of herb mixes, sauces, marinades and coatings.


Belgian Pork Group invests in export and sustainability

2020 was a difficult year for meat companies. Nevertheless, Belgian Pork Group continues to look positively to the future and provides 112 million euros in sustainable investments. The production sites will have an upgrade and the company continues to work on water and energy savings.


People all over the world fancy a cookie of Lotus Bakeries

The increasing success of recent years has led the biscuit manufacturer to invest 150 million euros in the future. In Belgium, new production lines are being installed in the speculoos factory in Lembeke and the waffle factory in Courcelles, creating 50 to 70 new jobs.


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.