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Aryzta is an international bakery company operating in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 2008 through the merger of Ireland’s IAWS and Swiss group Hiestand, Aryzta is a public company, listed on the Irish and Swiss stock exchanges as YZA and ARYN respectively. The head office for Aryzta is located in Zurich, Switzerland.

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The pressure on Aryzta has grown this week after the Switzerland-based bakery giant issued a surprise profit warning, sending its shares tum...

Aryzta FY results, outlook for 2017 - 6 takeaways

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based bakery products supplier, this week reported a drop in annual profits, although it managed to eke out some gro...


Dean Best | 1 Apr 2015

Bakery giant Aryzta got the market speculating over its next move when, just a week ago, it announced plans to sell shares in Ireland-based agribusiness Origin Enterprises. But what has been the reaction to its planned investment in French frozen food retailer Picard?


Katy Askew | 11 Mar 2014

Switzerland-based bakery group Aryzta announced two acquisitions in North America yesterday (10 March) as it revealed sales in the region came under pressure during the first half of the year. The acquisitions bring Aryzta a number of benefits - not least rebalancing the group's channel mix in the region. Katy Askew reports.


Katy Askew | 3 Jun 2013

Retail majors Ahold and Tesco are preparing to announce first-quarter results, while bakery group Aryzta and US spreads firm JM Smucker look set to detail continued progress in growing profits over the past year. Meanwhile, we can expect free-from to take centre stage in two European trade shows and UK exporters will be discussing opportunities in CEE countries.


Dean Best | 21 Feb 2013

It's been a while coming but Switzerland-based bakery giant Aryzta has moved to boost its business with Europe's retailers - as consumers increasingly turn away from artisan bakers and to supermarkets for their bread and croissants.

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Andy Coyne | 28 Sep 2017

Swiss bakery business Aryzta has refused to comment on stories in the Irish press suggesting it is lining up its Dublin-based business  La Rousse Foods for sale.


Simon Harvey | 7 Sep 2017

Swiss bakery giant Aryzta announced the appointment of new CFO Frederic Pflanz after a profit warning and consequent strategic review earlier in the year saw the departure of a number of senior executives.


Katy Askew | 30 May 2017

Aryzta, the Swiss bakery specialist, continued to see a weak performance in North America place pressure on its top line during its third quarter.


Helen Arnold | 19 May 2017

Switzerland-based bakery group Aryzta has appointed a former executive of Irish food group Glanbia, Kevin Toland, as CEO.


John Shepherd | 8 May 2017

Aryzta today (8 May) reiterated it is "evaluating" its stake in France-based frozen food retailer Picard after shares in the Swiss bakery group rose more than 6% on Friday amid speculation the company was close to selling its shareholding.


John Shepherd | 4 May 2017

Switzerland-based bakery giant Aryzta is rolling out four more snack products under its Otis Spunkmeyer brand in the US.


John Shepherd | 18 Apr 2017

Aryzta has moved its US brand La Brea Bakery into snacks with the launch of a range of Flatbread Crisps.


John Shepherd | 27 Mar 2017

Investment bank Rothschild has reportedly been hired by Swiss bakery group Aryzta and private-equity firm Lion Capital to advise on the future of Picard, the France-based frozen food retailer in which the two companies are investors.


John Shepherd | 13 Mar 2017

Switzerland-based bakery giant Aryzta, which in January warned its annual underlying profits were on course to be 20% lower year-on-year, today (13 March) reported a fall in its first-half earnings.


John Shepherd | 13 Mar 2017

Swiss bakery group Aryzta said today (13 March) it had seconded David Wilkinson, a senior partner at KPMG in Dublin, as interim CFO with immediate effect.


Katy Askew | 14 Feb 2017

Switzerland-based bakery group Aryzta announced the resignation of its CEO and CFO, as well as the head of its business in the Americas, amid a strategic review that could see it sell its stake in French frozen food retailer Picard. 


John Shepherd | 24 Jan 2017

Aryzta today (24 January) warned the underlying earnings for its current financial year were "tracking around 20%" down on the previous 12 months, with the bakery products supplier pointing to challenges in North America and the impact of Brexit.


Dean Best | 27 Sep 2016

Aryzta has said buying French frozen food retailer Picard remains important to its plans but the Switzerland-based bakery group has insisted whether it decides to turn into its minority stake into full ownership is subject to a series of metrics.


Katy Askew | 26 Sep 2016

Swiss bakery group Aryzta today (26 September) revealed a decrease in annual profits during fiscal 2015/16.


Katy Askew | 23 Sep 2016

Bakery group Aryzta has proposed the appointment Gary McGann as its chairman, replacing Denis Lucey who is retiring. 


John Shepherd | 22 Jun 2016

Aryzta has said talks are continuing about the future of its Immekath production plant in northern Germany, operated by subsidiary Fricopan, but the Swiss bakery group said it could not comment on reports the factory is set to be closed by the end of August.


Katy Askew | 31 May 2016

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based bakery group, missed analyst expectations for organic growth in its third quarter but nevertheless confirmed its forecast for full-year earnings. 


Hannah Abdulla | 12 Apr 2016

Aryzta has announced plans to only use cage-free eggs in products sold under a second US brand, La Brea Bakery.


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Apr 2016

Aryzta plans to use only cage-free eggs in its Otis Spunkmeyer bakery products in the US.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Mar 2016

Aryzta has indicated its business in North America can improve its performance after the Switzerland-based bakery group posted a fall in half-year sales from that market.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Mar 2016

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based bakery products supplier, has posted higher half-year sales and profits boosted by sales growth in Europe and favourable currency exchange.


Katy Askew | 10 Feb 2016

Aryzta-owned US artisanal baker La Brea Bakery has said its range will be non-GMO verified by the end of the year. 


Hannah Abdulla | 30 Nov 2015

Aryzta, the bakery group, has reported an increase in revenues for the first quarter of the year, as boosts from foreign exchange and M&A offset a fall in underlying sales.

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