Ecosystem

Our ecosystem consists out of a wide variety of start-ups, scale-ups, corporates, universities and federations that redefine food in Belgium, and Europe together.

Delhaize

Founding Partner

Delhaize Le Lion / De Leeuw has a network of no less than 816 stores under different formulas (Delhaize supermarkets, AD Delhaize, Proxy Delhaize and Shop&Go) in Belgium and Luxembourg, offering a unique shopping experience and high-quality service. Customers can also shop online via www.delhaize.be, and either pick up their products at the collect points or have them delivered to their homes. Delhaize offers a wide range of over 20,000 quality products. With its 8 private brands (365, Delhaize, taste of Inspirations, Delhaize Bio, Delhaize Extra, Delhaize Eco, Delhaize No gluten & Delhaize Veggie), Delhaize meets all the customer’s needs. Delhaize has a market share of 24,2 %* in Belgium and has over 32,000 employees. Delhaize Le Lion / De Leeuw is part of Ahold Delhaize

Why they joined the co.food ecosystem

There are different reasons for Delhaize to join this program :
– Ability to innovate on topics related to our strategic priorities (health, zero waste, local)
– Possibility to experiment and acquire knowledge
– Motivate our internal talents
– Get in contact with external partners

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Electrolux

Founding Partner

Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for more than 100 years. We reinvent taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through our solutions and operations. Under our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell approximately 60 million household products in approximately 120 markets every year. In 2019 Electrolux had sales of SEK 119 billion and employed 49,000 people around the world.

Why they joined the co.food ecosystem

Co.Food is a unique platform to join forces and create relevant consumer experiences addressing some of the most pressing food challenges in today’s world. At Electrolux we want to make sustainable eating the preferred choice and accelerate our leadership in cooking solutions. With approximately 30% of global climate emissions coming from production of food and a third of all food produced going to waste, Electrolux will work to enable more consumers to store, cook and eat food in a way that benefits both people and planet. To succeed, we continuously rethink and improve our ways of working – internally, and together with our partners. The Co.Food initiative fits perfectly with our ambitious sustainability targets and offers the right framework to leverage our activities alongside other like-minded players of the connected food ecosystem

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Zentis

Founding Partner

The outstanding innovative strength has made Zentis one of Europe’s leading fruit processors and an indispensable international partner and driving force for the processing industry and the retail trade. Zentis stands for first-class products, an uncompromising quality policy and the passion to always make the best of fruit. The competence fields of the fruit expert are:

  • Fruit preparations for the dairy and plant based milk alternative industry (speciality: stable chocolate chips and cereals for yoghurts)
  • Fruit preparations for the non-dairy industry (e.g. for the baking and confectionery industry)
  • Sweet spreads (quality jams and spreads, jellies and sweet creams for trade and bulk consumers)
  • Confectionery (marzipan, chocolate and cereal specialities for trade and industry).

 

Why they joined the co.food ecosystem

With our membership we support the extensive activities of Co.Food and together with our interest partners we will push the important and indispensable development of future food concepts. Together with the other members it is possible to work on the optimization and expansion of the food concepts of tomorrow. For more than 125 years, we have repeatedly succeeded in developing unique solutions and shaping markets – in close cooperation with our partners. As a global driving force for natural and great tasting food, we bring our knowledge and our passion to the table to always give our best and make the best out of fruits and other natural ingredients. Our success is based on innovation, expertise and an uncompromising quality policy. This makes us one of the leading European fruit processors and an international expert within the food industry.

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