21/09/2017 | Ingredients

Givaudan to acquire Nutrition Division of Centroflora Group

Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, has announced that it is acquiring the Nutrition Division of Centroflora Group, as part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen its global offering of natural extracts and further develop its presence in Brazil. SP

Stabübergabe: (v. li.) Ralf Hübner (Leiter Vertrieb weltweit bei Optima Consumer), Hans Bühler (Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der Optima Group), Rainer Feuchter (Geschäftsführer von Optima Consumer), Christoph Held (Geschäftsführer Optima Consumer) und Jan Glass (Business Development).

New management team at Optima consumer

As of September, Christoph Held (46) is the new Managing Director at the packaging machine builder Optima consumer GmbH, based in Schwaebisch Hall. SP

Rainer DallaRossa (re.) folgt auf Fritz Kipfer an der Spitze von Schubert North America.
20/09/2017 | Packaging

Rainer DallaRosa is new Managing Director at Schubert North America

Beginning in January 2018, Rainer DallaRosa will be taking over the management of Schubert North America in Charlotte. He succeeds Fritz Kipfer, who will be leaving the company after 16 successful years in order to devote himself to new activities back in Canada. SP

18th International Sweets Business Forum 2017
22/11/2017 - 24/11/2017

18th International Sweets Business Forum 2017

    Interesting speakers, related to practice topics, and a platform for active communication - these are again the characteristics of the International...

25/09/2017 - 27/09/2017


Las Vegas, USA

07/10/2017 - 11/10/2017


Cologne, Germany

22/10/2017 - 24/10/2017


Exhibition for healthy and organic food
Paris, France

Fi & Ni Europe
28/11/2017 - 30/11/2017

Fi & Ni Europe

Frankfurt, Germany

20/01/2018 - 24/01/2018


International Trade Fair for Gelato, Pastry, Confectionery and Bakery
Rimini, 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.

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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

  • 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

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    CEO, Hussel GmbH