29/06/2022 | Trade Fair, Packaging, Technology

Trade fair interpack 2023 already fully booked

After six years and a forced absence during the pandemic, interpack, the world’s biggest trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries is up and running again. SP

28/06/2022 | Ingredients

Uelzena Group: record turnover in 2021 despite challenges

With a group turnover of EUR 766 m in 2021, Uelzena Group has been able to build on the positive business development of pre-pandemic years. SP

Foto: Rococo Chocolates
28/06/2022 | International

Polo del Gusto to acquire British luxus chocolatier Rococo Chocolates

Polo del Gusto, a subholding from Illy’s group dedicated to food businesses other than coffee, has announced the acquisition of a third chocolate society, after Domori and Prestat: Rococo Chocolates. SG

Dr. Adalbert Lechner (Foto: Lindt & Sprüngli)
28/06/2022 | Industry, International

Lindt & Sprüngli: Dr Dieter Weisskopf will hand over CEO position to Dr Adalbert Lechner on October 1, 2022

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG announces the date of the CEO change. As already communicated in March 2022, Dr Dieter Weisskopf is handing over his position as Group CEO to Dr Adalbert Lechner. The handover will take place on October 1, 2022. SG

30/06/2022 - 01/07/2022

SG-Golf-Cup 2022

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


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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