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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

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. 

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Belgium, the land of Research and Development for AB InBev

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

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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.

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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.

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Gulfood 2021

The year’s first and only live, in-person food & beverage sourcing event – Gulfood 2021 features 21 halls packed with diverse products from 100 countries.

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The food.be voices of Food n'Joy

Meet Food n'Joy: innovators in tasty pleasures. Based in Wallonia, the SME does not only produce delicious desserts and appetisers for food service and retail clients worldwide, but they’re also innovators in taste, labelling and packaging.

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Small country, great food!

Coming from a small country in the heart of Europe, Belgians are known to be rather modest and humble. But when it comes to our food and beverages, we have a great food.be story to tell!

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The food.be voices of Volys

Meet Volys, a Belgian poultry company that introduced turkey ham in the European market.

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Sauce producer Manna Foods continues to focus on sustainable growth in 2021

Sylvie Van den Broeck was 23 when her career started at Manna Foods.