22/05/2018 | Industry, Trade Fair, Technology

ProFood Tech gears up for momentous 2019 return

The U.S. market for food and beverage processing machinery projects to break the USD 6 bn barrier, reaching USD 6.1 bn by 2021, according to the 2018 Global Trends Food and Beverage Processing Report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. SP

Im Jahr 2005 von Jochen Krumm gegründet, hat Lisa's Bio-Kesselchips nunmehr den vierten Besitzer innerhalb von zwei Jahren
17/05/2018 | International

Intersnack Group to acquire Tyrrells‘ international portfolio

The Intersnack Group has announced that it has reached an agreement for its British subsidiary KP Snacks to acquire Tyrrells, Inc. and its global portfolio of better-for-you, premium snack brands from The ­Hershey Company and its subsidiaries for an undisclosed sum. SG

17/05/2018 | Industry

Südzucker successfully closes fiscal 2017/18

As announced on 26 March 2018 (with preliminary numbers), Südzucker AG was able to increase consolidated group revenues by 7.8% to € 7.0 (previous year: 6.5) bn in the fiscal year 2017/18 just ended. SG

05/07/2018 - 06/07/2018

SG-Golf-Cup 2018

Members and Guests of SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK meet for the annual gold tournament.   Participation by invitation only.

29/05/2018 - 30/05/2018

PLMA Private Label Trade Show

Amsterdam, Netherlands

29/05/2018 - 02/06/2018

THAIFEX – World of Food Asia

Bangkok, Thailand

20/06/2018 - 22/06/2018


Shanghai, China

30/06/2018 - 02/06/2018

NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show

New York, USA

11/07/2018 - 13/07/2018

Fi Asia – China

Shanghai, China



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