02/04/2020 | Ingredients, Trade Fair

Vitafoods launches Digital Week for online innovation experience

Vitafoods has announced it will be hosting a Digital Week (11 to 15 May 2020) dedicated to supporting and inspiring the nutraceutical industry by giving exclusive access to the latest science, insight and trends. SP

Seit Juni 2018 ist Horst Bittermann, Marketingleiter von Mayr-Melnhof Karton, Präsident von Pro Carton (Foto: Mayr-Melnhof Karton)
02/04/2020 | Packaging

Statement from Horst Bittermann, President of Pro Carton

In view of the current crisis with Covid-19, Horst Bittermann, Marketing Manager of Mayr-Melnhof Karton and President of Pro Carton, the European Association of the Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers, makes an appeal to the branch. SG SP

Grafik: The Nielsen Company
01/04/2020 | Trade, Trends

Nielsen confectionery monitor: solid start into 2020

Confectionery sales in the German retail generated a revenue increase of 2.9% up to € 2.247 bn in the first two months of 2020. According to the Nielsen confectionery monitor, sales volume rose by 2.4% up to 282,200 tonnes (basis: food retailers + drug stores; last cumulative year/YTD). SG

Der scheidende Institutsleiter, Prof. Dr. Horst-Christian Langowski, und seine Nachfolgerin, Prof. Dr. Andrea Büttner. Foto: Fraunhofer IVV
01/04/2020 | Packaging, Particulars, Technology

Change of Directorship at Fraunhofer IVV

As of 1 April 2020, Prof. Andrea Büttner is the new Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising. Prof. Büttner joined Prof. Horst-Christian Langowski as Co-Director of the Institute on 1 November 2019, and now takes over the full role as Executive Director following his retirement on 31 March 2020. SG SP

02/07/2020 - 03/07/2020

SG-Golf-Cup 2020

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

15/04/2020 - 17/04/2020

SIAL Canada

Montreal, Canada

15/04/2020 - 17/04/2020

Anufood China

Shenzhen, China

19/04/2020 - 20/04/2020

Natural & Organic Products Europe

London, Great Britain

20/04/2020 - 23/04/2020

Alimentaria Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

22/04/2020 - 23/04/2020

Packaging Innovations

Zurich, Switzerland


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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.

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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

  • 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