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Corona crisis slashes Belgian potato industry in 2020. Volume of potatoes for processing lowest in three years

Corona crisis hits Belgian potato industry hard: 2020 processing volume lowest in three years

March 02, 2021
No one could miss it in the media last year: the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Belgian potato sector hard.
Christophe Vermeulen to become the new CEO of Belgapom and director of FVPhouse

Christophe Vermeulen to become the new CEO of Belgapom and director of FVPhouse

December 04, 2020
Belgapom has selected Christophe Vermeulen as the successor to Romain Cools as the CEO of Belgapom. He will also act as the director of FVPhouse.
Belgapom starts its new search for a successor to Romain Cools as CEO of the Belgian potato trade and processing industry

Belgapom restarts search for a successor to Romain Cools as CEO of the Belgian potato industry association

November 02, 2020
With a new board, Belgapom starts its new search for a successor to Romain Cools as CEO of the Belgian potato trade and processing industry
Lutosa rebranding emphasizes worldwide ambition

Lutosa rebranding emphasizes worldwide ambition: Potatoes to the world

October 07, 2020
Lutosa is a proud Belgian Brand, selling its Belgian Fries and a wide range of additional potato products to no less than 136 countries. No less than 94% of its production is exported.
Belgian potato sector grows again in 2019

Belgian potato processing sector continues growth in 2019

April 13, 2020
Last year, despite the difficult growing conditions as a result of the extreme heat and drought during both the 2018-2019 and the 2019-2020 seasons, the Belgian potato-processing industry once again improved the record for processed potatoes.
Vrije markt voor aardappelen ingestort door coronavirus

Free market for potatoes in Belgium collapsed due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020
Due to COVID-19 the free market of potatoes has completely collapsed. The PCA/Fiwap and the Belgapom price quotation has been suspended because of a lack of transactions on the free market of potatoes.
Dutch Potato Processing company Aviko builds greenfield french fry factory in Belgium

Dutch Potato Processing company Aviko builds greenfield french fry factory in Belgium

September 14, 2019
Dutch-based company Aviko, one of Europe’s biggest producers of fresh, frozen, dried and specialty potato products, has announced a major investment in its production capacity in Poperinge, Belgium.
An international fair at the heart of the Belgian potato sector.

Potato Europe 2019, an international fair at the heart of the Belgian potato sector.

September 02, 2019
On 4 and 5 September the international potato fair PotatoEurope 2019 will take place in
Tournai. That the fair continues to grow is demonstrated by the fact that there are almost
20% more exhibitors from 17 different countries.
Starch Europe Welcomes Lantmännen-Reppe and Viresol as members

Starch Europe Welcomes Lantmännen-Reppe and Viresol as members

July 01, 2019
Starch Europe Welcomes Lantmännen-Reppe and Viresol as members.
België verwerkt meer dan 5 miljoen ton aardappelen tot friet, chips en vlokken in 2018

Belgian potato processing industry processed over 5 million tonnes of potatoes in 2018

March 29, 2019
The potato processing industry in Belgium registered record growth and processed over 5 million tonnes of potatoes in 2018. However, in 2019 the sector faces major challenges as a result of the poor harvest in 2018

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