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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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Has Aryzta found the right mix? - analysis

Despite another year of losses, Aryzta chief Kevin Toland is adamant he can return the business to growth after offloading a number of asset...

Aryzta's fresh profit warning raises concerns

It has been clear for months there are some sizeable challenges facing Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery giant - and there were signs this week...


Dean Best | 9 Apr 2018

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Dean Best | 2 Mar 2018

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition.


Dean Best | 25 Jan 2017

The pressure on Aryzta has grown this week after the Switzerland-based bakery giant issued a surprise profit warning, sending its shares tumbling and sparking speculation about the future of the company's senior management. Dean Best reports.


Dean Best | 28 Sep 2016

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based bakery products supplier, this week reported a drop in annual profits, although it managed to eke out some growth on its top line. The company has faced challenges in North America in recent quarters and the numbers bore that out, with sales boosted by its businesses outside that region. just-food presents the key takeaways from Aryzta's results and looks at how the company's views its prospects for the new financial year.

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Simon Harvey | 1 Nov 2018

Aryzta shareholders have marginally voted in favour of the struggling bakery group's capital-raising exercise at an annual general meeting held today (1 November).


Andy Coyne | 22 Oct 2018

Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta has received the backing of three corporate guidance advisory groups for its plan to raise EUR800m to revitalise the loss-making business and cut billions of euros in debt.


Simon Harvey | 15 Oct 2018

The largest shareholder in Aryzta is calling on management to hold an extraordinary general meeting to vote on the investor's alternative financing plan to restore the bakery giant to health.


Dean Best | 2 Oct 2018

The biggest shareholder in Aryzta is reportedly against the Irish-Swiss bakery group's plans to raise EUR800m (US$922.3m) in equity to bolster its capital structure and reduce debt.


Simon Harvey | 14 Sep 2018

Financially-embattled Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta is reportedly under scrutiny from activist investor Gregor Joos, who is seeking to block a capital raising exercise.


Andy Coyne | 11 Sep 2018

Under-pressure Swiss-Irish baking group Aryzta has signed a number of bank deals as part of its plans to raise EUR800m (US$930.1m) in capital.


Dean Best | 17 Aug 2018

Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery group, battling to grow sales and earnings after a problematic couple of years, is planning to build a factory in Brazil.


Simon Harvey | 13 Aug 2018

Aryzta, the financially troubled Swiss-Irish bakery business, plans to raise EUR800m (US$910.7m) in equity to bolster its capital structure and reduce debt. 


Simon Harvey | 24 May 2018

Irish-Swiss bakery business Aryzta has cut its full-year profit guidance and launched a EUR200m (US$234.4m) restructuring programme after third-quarter earnings dropped amid ''weak'' market conditions.


Andy Coyne | 19 Apr 2018

Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta has announced the CEO of its European operations, Dermot Murphy, is stepping down and is to be replaced by former Unilever and FrieslandCampina man Gregory Skilkas.


just-food.com | 16 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 12 Mar 2018

Aryzta has underlined moves to offload its stake in Picard are "underway" - and the Irish-Swiss bakery business has indicated the sale of its shares in the French frozen-food retailer is not the only disposal on the horizon as it looks to pay down debts and refocus its operations.


Andy Coyne | 12 Mar 2018

Aryzta is to sell its 50% stake in its Signature Flatbreads venture as the Swiss-Irish bakery group's moves to offload non-core businesses and using the proceeds to pay down debts continues.


Andy Coyne | 1 Feb 2018

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has sold its Cloverhill bakery business in the US to Twinkies maker Hostess Brands and Bimbo Bakeries, the US arm of Mexico's Grupo Bimbo.


Andy Coyne | 25 Jan 2018

Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta has cut its earnings guidance for 2018 by 15%.


Andy Coyne | 22 Jan 2018

Peter Jackson, a division head at Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta, is to take the top job at Pallas Foods, Ireland's largest foodservice wholesaler, according to The Irish Independent newspaper.


Andy Coyne | 12 Jan 2018

Swiss bakery business Aryzta is "re-focusing" its troubled US operation with the appointment of a new chief executive officer for its operation there.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 5 Dec 2017

Bakery group Aryzta has struck a deal to sell Dublin-based foodservice supplier La Rousse Foods to Irish retail giant Musgrave.


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.



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