29/11/2023 | Trade, Trends

NIQ confectionery monitor: growth via higher price level

German retail confectionery revenues have increased by double-digits in the first ten months of 2023. SG

Barry Callebaut has researched the top chocolate trends. (Image:Barry Callebaut)

Barry Callebaut has researched the top chocolate trends

The Swiss company has analysed in detail which consumer preferences will shape the global and regional chocolate markets in 2024 and beyond. SP

Michael Leonard, new CEO of MycoTechnology (Image: MycoTechnology)
27/11/2023 | Ingredients

MycoTechnology Strengthens Leadership Team: Michael Leonard Appointed CEO

The food technology company has appointed Michael Leonard as its new Chief Executive Officer. Simultaneously, Alan Hahn, Co-Founder and former CEO, will take on the pivotal role of Executive Chairman. SP

Süße Törtchen mit Pflanzenfettcreme und Beeren (Bild: Hydrosol)
25/11/2023 | Ingredients

Hydrosol: Functional and economical solutions for vegetable fat and mixed fat creams

They store better, keep longer, and offer clear cost benefits: Cooking and whipping cream based on vegetable fat and milk protein have several advantages over conventional cream. SP

27/01/2024 - 27/01/2024

Fachhandels-Forum des Club der Confiserien 2024

Participation by invitation only.

27/01/2024 - 27/01/2024


SWEETS GLOBAL NETWORK, the International Confectionery Organisation and partner of the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair over 50 years, traditionally...


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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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