BNF PARTNERS

KraftHeinz
The Kraft Heinz Company is the World’s fifth-largest food and beverage company. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go.
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SuperUnie
Superunie is a purchasing organization representing 13 independent retailers in the Netherlands (a.o PLUS, DEEN, SPAR, COOP and Sligro). These retailers cover the market with more than 1.600 stores with a market share of almost 30%.
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FrieslandCampina
FrieslandCampina daily provides hundreds of millions of people with dairy products and the valuable nutrients from milk. The company supplies nutrition to specific consumer groups, high quality healthy and functional ingredients to international producers of foods and pharmaceutical applications. FrieslandCampina has branches in 38 countries and exports to more than 100 countries worldwide.
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Foodvalley
Foodvalley is the primary knowledge-intensive agrifood ecosystem in the Netherlands. Together, the Foodvalley Members form a community with more than 200 agrifood companies and knowledge suppliers such as: Unilever, Aviko, FrieslandCampina and DSM.
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Smurfit Kappa
Smurfit Kappa is a world leader in paper-based packaging. Our worldwide Experience Centres are a way for us to share knowledge with customers and to gain real business value from hands-on Experience. Our state-of-the-art facilities in paper and packaging ensure we are ready for challenges of the future.
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The Greenery
The Greenery is one of Europe's largest fruit and vegetable companies. With more than 500 united growers, we supply and distribute a complete daily fresh range of vegetables, fruit and mushrooms, supplies and distributes to (international) supermarkets, wholesalers, caterers and the processing industry.
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DO-IT
DO-IT is a leading company with import and export of 100% organic food ingredients and consumer goods. DO-IT believes we can contribute towards a sustainable world through organic farming and trading in organic commodities (e.g. nuts, seeds, rice, grains ) and consumer brands (Amaizin, La Bio-Idea).
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NIZO Food Research
NIZO is one of the most advanced R&D centres in the world and bring the latest food technologies to life in the food grade processing centre. Their focus is on the development and applications of innovations for the global food industry and related markets. NIZO is continuously looking for new ways of improving food products, and at the same time quality of life.
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Horizon Flevoland
Horizon is Flevoland's regional development company. We are the beating heart in a winning network of entrepreneurs, knowledge institutions and governments. We are committed to allowing entrepreneurs to grow and at the same time to realize social challenges.
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Hocras
Hocras is a modern and complete catering wholesaler for food and non-food. We are a partner who understands what is going on with our customers, who thinks along with them on every level and who keeps things simple. Hocras thinks big, but remains small and always involved. A deal is a deal is our credo.
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CampsFood
We are Camps Food distributor for food brands in the Benelux market. We build meaningful brands that unlock category potential in a food market which is stuck in obligations. We are a platform to improve the world of food by understanding retail needs and shopper dynamics. We feed the change, join our movement!
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De Weerd
De Weerd Spices is a Dutch-based specialist in natural taste development and innovation for the European food industry. Specialist in blending herbs and spices. Together with you, we create the perfect taste for your product.
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Bio4Pack
Bio4Pack is the specialist in the field of compostable, sustainable packaging. Since 2009 we have been actively involved in the development and production of packaging that meets the desire of many consumers and producers to use fossil fuels responsibly.
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Niacet
Niacet is a leading global producer of propionates and acetates, focusing on among others the Food and Feed industries. Our products fill vital needs in a broad range of applications that are essential to everyday life including pathogen inhibition, antibiotic formulation, dialysis treatment, energy production, and more.
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Hatzopoulos
Hatzopoulos provides innovative, tailor-made flexible packaging solutions to the food & beverages industries internationally. As pioneers in sustainable packaging design for the circular economy, we develop high-performance, high-barrier packaging solutions that are at the same time ready for recycling: X-cycle.
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Stichting Innovatie Glastuinbouw
The Dutch Foundation for Innovation in Greenhouse Horticulture (SIGN) works in alliance with InnovationNetwork (Greenport, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) and designers such as Daan Roosegaarde, on ground-breaking system innovations in horticulture.
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HAS Hogeschool
HAS University of Applied Sciences is the best educational and expertise centre in the Southern Netherlands for agrifood & environment sectors. At HAS, 12 research groups participate in applied research and consultancy projects with a wide variety of organisations, businesses and multinationals.
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Verbufa
Verbufa develops and implements situation-specific and tailor made machine solutions for the food processing industry. They are trendsetters within our industry, and proactively help our customers to develop new products and improve existing ones.
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Kennisinstituut Duurzaam Verpakken
Increasingly more entrepreneurs want to make their packaging more sustainable, because they see the importance and the opportunities of a circular economy for packaging material. This is why the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) advises and inspires companies with practical knowledge and tools. We help organisations to make well-considered and realistic choices. Let’s get started with sustainable packaging.
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MEET THE GAME CHANGERS

Meet our game changing partners. These corporates focus on innovation to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system. Wondering how? Read their story!

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16 December 2020

Kraft Heinz’s managing director Bob Rog on open innovation: "It's essential to keep looking outside your company"

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06 January 2021

Managing Director Foodvalley NL Marjolein Brasz: “We believe in unlikely partnerships”

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13 January 2021

Frank Sinnige, Innovation Director at Smurfit Kappa Benelux: "A cardboard box is very sexy"

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26 January 2021

Marc Pruijssers, Director of HAS University of Applied Sciences: "We want to be at the forefront and work with front runners"

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09 February 2021

Marco Smit, CEO Horizon Flevoland: "We create the American dream in this province"

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01 March 2021

Eelco Janssen, accountmanager Niacet: “We allow the food industry to make products that consumers can trust”

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