20/09/2018 | Industry

Südzucker reduces full year outlook

Südzucker AG group revenues in the first half year (1 March to 31 August 2018) of current financial year 2018/19 reached € 3.475 (previous year: 3.493) bn. SG

20/09/2018 | Ingredients

Ivory Coast and Ghana cement co-operation on cocoa

Ghana and Ivory Coast have agreed details of a plan to collaborate to defend cocoa prices within the framework of a strategic partnership agreement. SP

Hershey to acquire cheese puffs manufacturer Pirate Brands
19/09/2018 | International

Hershey to acquire cheese puffs manufacturer Pirate Brands

The US chocolate company Hershey Co has announced that it would buy Pirate Brands from B&G Foods Inc for USD 420 m in an all-cash deal, giving the chocolate group rights to snack brands such as Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings. SG SP

21/11/2018 - 23/11/2018

19th International Sweets Business Forum 2018

  Lift-Off! - Making and Implementing Courageous Decisions   Interesting speakers, related to practice topics, and a platform for active communication - these are...

25/09/2018 - 27/09/2018


Nuremberg, Germany

03/10/2018 - 05/10/2018

Fi & Ni Asia

Jakarta, Indonesia

14/10/2018 - 17/10/2018

Pack Expo International

Chicago, USA

21/10/2018 - 25/10/2018

SIAL Paris

Paris, France

27/11/2018 - 29/11/2018

Hi Europe & Ni

Frankfurt, Germany



The SG-Magazine has been established for 50 years as an influential and informative journal read by confectionery business professionals throughout Germany and Europe. The scope of the magazine meanwhile covers the entire supply chain – especially marketing, sales, and packaging - as well as the wholesale and retail confectionery trade in Germany and abroad.

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sweets processing focuses on the value chain and covers all aspects from sourcing ingredients and raw materials to production technology; from IT and logistics to packaging and packaging material. The journal features articles in German and English and provides all companies active in the confectionery industry supply sector with information on confectionery business.

About Us

International confectionery association SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK e V (SG) is an established network of over 300 member companies based in ten countries. SG is the leading communication  platform for confectionery professionals in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and beyond. Meanwhile, most companies involved in manufacturing and retailing confectionery (wholesalers, specialist retailers, importers, brokers, producers) are members. All enjoy huge benefits, such as a range of high quality services and invitations to exclusive, member only events.  There are an additional 40 supporting members active in the confectionery industry supply sector.

The International Sweets Business Forum in Berlin has taken SG well beyond the traditional territory of conventional training seminars and workshops. Social events, such as the New Year Reception in Munich or the ISM WARM UP held on the eve of the ISM in Cologne now rank as must-attend fixtures in the confectionery business year.

While acknowledging the growing significance of the global information and knowledge community, SG never loses sight of what’s going on at a local level.  Articles in SG-Magazin and sweets processing, the SG-Newsletter (several times a week), annual publication of the SG-Directory and worldwide contacts bear witness to the pronounced internationality of the association.

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  • Bernd Beth
Owner and CEO, 
La Table GmbH - fine living

    „Ever since I've been in the sweets business, the SG simply is a part of it all. The different events that I attend on a regular basis are always highly informative and organised just perfectly. They are the platform that allowed me to knit my network, which is of vital importance to me, and to update and foster it constantly. “

    Bernd Beth
    Owner and CEO,
    La Table GmbH - fine living

  • Frank Hirnschal
Vice Chairman , Kaufland GmbH

    „The SG's commitment to the entire trade and industry, such as the SÜSSER STERN industry award, is just great.“

    Frank Hirnschal
    Vice Chairman , Kaufland GmbH

  • Dr. Adalbert Lechner, 
CEO, Lindt & Sprüngli (Deutschland) GmbH

    „High-calibre speakers and an interesting mix of guests make the International Confectioneries Congress simply a must, year by year.“

    Dr. Adalbert Lechner,
    CEO, Lindt & Sprüngli (Deutschland) GmbH

  • Aleksandar Stojanovic
CEO, STI Group

    „As packing and display specialists, we attach great importance to having a personal exchange with the responsible people in the trade and industry, in particular with marketing and distribution executives and decision makers in. SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK provides an incomparable platform to facilitate this.“

    Aleksandar Stojanovic
    CEO, STI Group

  • Kai Panholzer
CEO, Hussel GmbH

    „I always enjoy being on the road with the SG because it brings me in contact with new manufacturers and traders abroad.“

    Kai Panholzer
    CEO, Hussel GmbH