06/06/2023 | Packaging

Flexible packaging material prices ease from recent highs

Following the first signs of cooling prices for flexible packaging materials seen at the end of 2022, the first quarter of 2023 saw a drop across the basket of materials, with only aluminium foil ticking up further (from 179 % to 187 % v Q4 2020) due to higher conversion costs. SP

02/06/2023 | Trade, Trends

NielsenIQ confectionery monitor: double-digit revenue increase via higher pricing level

German retail confectionery sales through calendar week 18 of 2023 developed very positively. SG

31/05/2023 | Packaging

World Packaging Organisation (WPO) welcomes new members

The World Packaging Organisation (WPO) approved three new “Full Members” during its 109th Board Meeting and the first of 2023 held at interpack trade show on 7 May 2023 in Düsseldorf/Germany. SP

30/05/2023 | Ingredients

Azelis strengthens flavour and taste agreement with Mane

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, revealed an agreement with French flavour specialist Mane to distribute its flavours and taste solutions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. SP

06/07/2023 - 07/07/2023

SG-Golf-Cup 2023

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


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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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