25/07/2017 | Industry, International

Lindt & Sprüngli gains market shares and increases profit

Lindt & Sprüngli still managed to win market shares in strategically important markets and increased Group sales to CHF 1.549 bn in the first half-year 2017, which corresponds to an organic growth of 3.6%. SG

Von links nach rechts: Die Teilnehmer am Eurosac Grand Prix Award 2017 Mark van der Merwe (Billerud Korsnäs), Joan Rovira (Mimcord), Eurosac-Präsident Luis Elorriaga sowie der Gewinner Wilhelm Dyckerhoff (Dy-Pack). (Bild: Eurosac)
21/07/2017 | Packaging

Eurosac Congress 2017: award for best innovations

During the Eurosac Congress 2017 of the European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers, which was held in Hamburg/Germany, the latest innovations of the European paper sack and sack kraft paper industry were honoured with the Eurosac Grand Prix Award. SP

Massimo Garavaglia (left), President EMEA, Barry Callebaut, and Valerio D'Orsogna
20/07/2017 | Industry, International

Barry Callebaut to acquire D'Orsogna Dolciaria

Barry Callebaut signed an agreement to acquire D’Orsogna Dolciaria, which will further strengthen its Specialties & Decorations business, in particular in Europe. SG SP

22/11/2017 - 24/11/2017

18th Internationale Sweets Business Forum 2017

As a teaser for this year's congress, you can find some compiled treats and memories from last year. Enjoy it!

01/08/2017 - 04/08/2017


Guadalajara, Mexico

13/09/2017 - 15/09/2017

Fi Asia

Bangkok, Thailand

yummex Middle East
18/09/2017 - 20/09/2017

yummex Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

18/09/2017 - 20/09/2017

Food Expo Greece

Athens, Greece

25/09/2017 - 27/09/2017


Las Vegas, USA



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.

About Us

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