Buderim Group Limited Acquires Royal Hawaiian Orchards and MacFarms
25/04/2018 | International

Buderim Group Limited Acquires Royal Hawaiian Orchards and MacFarms

Buderim Group Ltd has completed the acquisition of Royal Hawaiian Orchards™, the macadamia nut brand by Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. (RHO, LP), and merged it with retail macadamia nut brand, MacFarms. SG SP

24/04/2018 | Trade, Trends

IRI confectionery monitor: a bumpy start to the year

Confectionery sellers in German retail started 2018 with a slight decline in revenues. According to IRI’s confectionery monitor, revenues sank by 0.5% to € 1.882 bn in the first two months with an even stronger decline in sales volume of 2.7% to 257,062 tonnes (basis: food retailers + drug stores + hard discounters + gas station shops). SG

Die Eröffnung fand im Beisein seiner Hoheit Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa und dem Minister für Industrie, Commerce und Tourismus Zayed R. Al Zayani statt.
19/04/2018 | International

Mondelez International opens “Factory of the Future” in Bahrain

To meet growing consumer demand, Mondelez International has inaugu­rated its newest "Factory of the Future", a state-of-the-art biscuit manufacturing plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain. 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.

24/04/2018 - 27/04/2018

FHA - Food and Hotel Asia


02/05/2018 - 04/05/2018

Fi Istanbul & FT

Istanbul, Turkey

02/05/2018 - 04/05/2018

SIAL Canada

Montreal, Canada

07/05/2018 - 10/05/2018

Cibus & Cibus dolce Italia

Parma, Italy

Ipack IMA
15/05/2018 - 18/05/2018

Ipack IMA

Processing & Packaging
Milano, Italy



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