In Belgium a few weeks ago, the private dairy Hollebeekhoeve got bankrupt. The dairy annually processes around 20 million litres of milk into consumer milk and yoghurt under its own brand and for supermarket own brands. The company already suffered a loss in 2020, partly as a result of substantial investments to become the first dairy company in Belgium to become climate neutral. The losses continued to rise in 2021. The Holland headquartered private dairy Royal A-ware has now bought the installations of Hollebeekhoeve. Affected employees are offered the opportunity to join A-ware. Royal A-ware has been active in Belgium for a number of years already. It has a site in Merchtem where fresh cream, whipped cream, culinary (cooking) cream, plant-based cream, ice cream and milkshake mixes are produced. Since November 2021, Royal A-ware is producing milk powder in Aalter.