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The descriptions are partly taken from their Wikipedia articles.

Volg

Volg is a Swiss wholesale organisation based in Winterthur. The company’s name is the German acronym for the Association of Agricultural Co-operatives of Eastern Switzerland (Verband Ostschweizerischer Landwirtschaftlicher Genossenschaften). www.volg.ch

Swiss Post

Swiss Post is Switzerland’s national postal service. www.post.ch

Sponsors

Hero

Hero is a globally positioned Swiss food company based in Lenzburg and specialises in fruit products, baby food, and cereal bars. www.hero.ch

Kambly

Kambly SA Spécialités de biscuits suisses, based in Trubschachen, is a Swiss manufacturer of baked goods. The company mainly produces pastries in the premium segment. www.kambly.com

Quöllfrisch

Quöllfrisch is brewed by Locher AG. Locher is a family-run brewery with a long tradition. Based in Appenzell, Switzerland, it is known for its Appenzeller beers. www.appenzellerbier.ch

Ricola

Ricola AG is a Swiss manufacturer of herbal lozenges, drops, pastilles, instant teas and teabags. The company is based in Laufen, near Basel, with subsidiaries in Italy, the UK, Asia, and the USA. www.ricola.ch

Valser

Valser (often called Valserwasser) is a Swiss mineral water from mineral springs in Vals. www.valser.ch

Weekly Challenges

Swiss Advance

Swiss Advance develops long-lasting products for outdoor use. www.swiss-advance.com

Arosa Bergbahnen

Arosa Bergbahnen AG covers the tourist area of Arosa in Schanfigg, Grisons, where it operates mountain railways (2 cable cars, 2 gondolas, 5 chair lifts, 4 ski lifts and several conveyors), restaurants, and snow bars. www.arosabergbahnen.com

See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina

The See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina AG is situated at the foot of Mount Rigi on Lake Lucerne in Vitznau and has 57 individually designed rooms, a variety of meeting and events spaces, and a wellness park. www.floraalpina.ch

Congress Hotel Seepark

The Congress Hotel Seepark in Thun overlooks Lake Thun with views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. It boasts a variety of rooms, suites, meeting spaces, dining facilities, and the “inBalance” wellness area. www.seepark.ch

Seedamm Plaza

The event hotel and conference centre Seedamm Plaza is located in Pfäffikon, overlooking Lake Zurich, and offers a variety of rooms, conference, meeting and events spaces, a wellness club, and a variety of dining facilities. www.seedamm-plaza.ch

Hotel Palafitte Neuchâtel

The Hotel Palafitte was built in 2002 for the Swiss national exhibition. The unique hotel, with its pavilion built on stilts in the water, boasts an extraordinary setting. The hotel was designed to ensure stunning views of the surrounding area – no matter where you are in the building. www.palafitte.ch

Château d’Ouchy

Situated in the heart of Ouchy, this historic castle hotel towers over the popular area on Lake Geneva. Built in the 12th century, with only a castle turret remaining of the original structure, Château d’Ouchy is a landmark of the modern and trendy surroundings of Lausanne’s lake promenade, welcoming visitors and travellers from all over the world to enjoy its unique terrace and walls. www.chateaudouchy.ch