Gruppo Illy buys British luxury chocolatier Prestat
19/03/2019 | International

Gruppo Illy buys British luxury chocolatier Prestat

The Italian coffee dynasty Illycaffé S.p.a., Trieste, has acquired the London-based premium chocolatier Prestat Ltd. The company Prestat made € 8.2 m of sales in 2018. SG

19/03/2019 | Ingredients

Hochdorf Group: implementation of strategy continues – expected earnings not yet realized

Hochdorf generated a net sales revenue of CHF 561.0 m in 2018 (−6.6 % compared to previous year (PY)). Earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) amounted to CHF 18.6 m (−56.2 % PY) with a net profit of CHF 8.7 m (PY CHF 40.8 m). SP

Gerard A Manley (re.), CEO von Olam Cocoa, und Piter Jasman, Gründer von BT Cocoa
18/03/2019 | Ingredients

Olam announces acquisition of BT Cocoa, Indonesia’s largest cocoa processor

The global food and agribusiness Olam International Ltd has announced that it has acquired an 85 % share of YTS Holdings Pte Ltd for a consideration of USD 90 m, which is 100 % owner of BT Cocoa. SG SP

04/07/2019 - 05/07/2019

SG-Golf-Cup 2019

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

26/03/2019 - 28/03/2019


Chicago, USA

31/03/2019 - 02/04/2019


Exhibition for the Snack Food Industry
Orlando, USA

07/04/2019 - 08/04/2019

Natural & Organic Products Europe

London, Great Britain

10/04/2019 - 11/04/2019

Packaging Innovations

Zurich, Switzerland

30/04/2019 - 02/05/2019

SIAL Canada

Toronto, Canada



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

    „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