08/08/2022 | Ingredients

Hochdorf reports pleasing net sales revenue

The Hochdorf Group’s net sales rose by a pleasing 3.8 % compared to the first half of 2021 to CHF 145.7 m. SP

Alanna Cotton (Foto: Ferrero Group)
04/08/2022 | International

Ferrero Group names Alanna Cotton President & Chief Business Officer of North American business

Ferrero Group has announced the appointment of Alanna Cotton as President and Chief Business Officer of Ferrero North America. SG

04/08/2022 | Ingredients

Ghana facing 12-year low cocoa crop

Ghana may be seeing the lowest cocoa crop it has produced in 12 years, as its plantations suffered from severe droughts and damage from illegal gold mining. SP

Grafik: NielsenIQ
04/08/2022 | Trade, Trends

NielsenIQ confectionery monitor: sugar confectionery exceeds last year’s performance

German retail confectionery sales in the first half of 2022 have fallen short of the level of the previous year. According to the NielsenIQ confectionery monitor from calendar week 26 of 2022, revenues fell by 3.3% down to € 7.304 bn with a decline in sales volume of 4.0% down to 858,600 tonnes (basis: grocery retail + drug stores). SG

22. International Sweets Business Forum 2022
16/11/2022 - 18/11/2022

22. International Sweets Business Forum 2022

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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