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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!


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. 


Belgium, the land of Research and Development for AB InBev

Food companies are deliberately choosing to set up their R&D centre in Belgium.


Food supplement producer Ortis opens webshop for Chinese market

Laboratoires Ortis has been an expert in herbal medicine for over 60 years. The Walloon food supplement producer launches its first webshop for the Chinese market, with a clear ambition: China should become the third largest export market in 3 years, after France and Belgium. 


A reward for Alpro's sustainability efforts

Outstanding: that is how the B Corp certificate describes Alpro's sustainability efforts. The score, which evolved from "great" to "outstanding" in three years' time, shows that the sustainability mission of the plant-based pioneer is still very much alive 40 years after its start. 


Solina, a producer of food ingredients, works on protein transition

Solina is an international player that provides its customers with taste, functional and nutritional ingredient solutions.

Solina's simple promise: make food matter
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Solina's simple promise: make food matter

Solina supports food processing companies worldwide with an end-to-end expertise to develop new protein food concepts excelling in taste, texture and nutrition.


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.