Fourayes is UK’s number one fruit grower and processor. (Image: Puratos/Fourayes)
06/10/2022 | Ingredients

Fourayes acquisition ensures fruitful future for Puratos UK

Puratos UK has bolstered its blossoming portfolio of locally made products following the acquisition of the nation’s number one fruit grower and processor Fourayes. SP

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06/10/2022 | Ingredients

Advertorial: H&F Pectin improves starch-based vegan gummy confectionery

In the production of vegetarian and vegan gum confectionery, the combination of starch with pectin offers a perfect alternative with many advantages over purely starch-based gum confectionery. SP

05/10/2022 | Ingredients, Trade Fair, Packaging, Technology

ProSweets Cologne 2023: Special Edition is relying on a compact format

After the announcement that the event is being postponed to 23 to 25 April 2023, the preparations for ProSweets Cologne 2023 – Special Edition are in full swing. SG SP

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05/10/2022 | Trade, Trends

IRI confectionery monitor: sweet baked goods and cakes on the rise

German retail confectionery sales in the first eight months of 2022 were slightly below the level of the previous year. 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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