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Trading through Covid-19 and beyond, daily food industry updates – Monday 30 November (free to read)

30 Nov 2020

Daily updates on how Covid-19 is affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market and consumer behaviour taking shape in the months ahead.

Aryzta makes new appointments in pursuit of asset-disposal plan

24 Nov 2020

Aryzta has made two appointments to support its asset-disposal plan in pursuit of a simplified business model to turn around its financial performance.

Aryzta confirms "proposed" offer from fund manager Elliott

23 Nov 2020

Another disclosure from Aryzta emerged this morning (23 November), with a previous suitor apparently still interested in buying the European bakery giant.

Aryzta announces departure of CEO Kevin Toland

20 Nov 2020

Aryzta has announced some senior management changes at the Europe-based bakery business after appointing advisors last week to oversee asset disposals.

Aryzta labels talk of new Elliott bid "speculation"

20 Nov 2020

The European bakery giant has responded to a report it has received a takeover bid from US fund manager Elliott Management.

Aryzta hires Houlihan Lokey, Alantra for "asset disposals"

13 Nov 2020

Aryzta has indicated it plans to press ahead with "asset disposals" after a potential takeover deal with a US-based hedge fund fell through. 

Aryzta reveals preferred board candidates ahead of AGM

6 Nov 2020

Aryzta, the European bakery business, has this morning (6 November) put forward its board selections ahead of next month's annual general meeting.

Aryzta shareholders seeking further board changes

3 Nov 2020

Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta has revealed proposals made by two of its largest shareholders to be considered at its AGM next month.

Aryzta takeover talks with Elliott Advisors conclude without any offer put on table

26 Oct 2020

Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta has said talks with a potential takeover party have ended without any offer being made.

Aryzta board said to be split over Elliott takeover bid

21 Oct 2020

A newspaper report is suggesting a potential takeover bid for Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta is getting a mixed reaction from its board.

Key Aryzta shareholder presses for clarify on potential takeover offer

20 Oct 2020

One of the major shareholders in bakery business Aryzta has urged the Swiss-Irish group to provide clarity before the end of the week on a potential "public tender" bid.

Aryzta forms M&A committee to consider takeover bids

7 Oct 2020

Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta has revealed the action it has taken in relation to approaches being made to acquire the business.

Aryzta-owned La Brea Bakery invests in automation

22 Sep 2020

An Aryzta business in the US is investing in automation as part of a "long-term investment" by its parent company.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Aryzta's options in wake of investor battle

18 Sep 2020

Aryzta's two-largest investors came up trumps on Wednesday, with Urs Jordi, their pick as the embattled baker's chairman, elected. But what next for the business?

Investors win the day at Aryzta EGM as their pick Urs Jordi becomes chair

16 Sep 2020

The long-anticipated Aryzta extraordinary general meeting (EGM) has voted on an investor-instigated shake up of the Swiss-Irish bakery group's board.

Aryzta board member Annette Flynn to resign after today's EGM

16 Sep 2020

Aryzta has announced another board member will resign after today's (16 September) extraordinary general meeting when shareholders will vote on a new composition of directors. 

Aryzta board battle heats up ahead of EGM as Andreas Schmid withdraws chairman bid

15 Sep 2020

A day before Aryzta shareholders are to vote on a new board at a much-anticipated shareholders' meeting, the role of chairman is at the centre of a fresh twist.

Aryzta in advanced takeover talks with activist hedge fund ahead of EGM

11 Sep 2020

Struggling Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta has had another offer put on the table ahead of next week's extraordinary general meeting.

Aryzta shareholder's pick for chairman says 'would take five years to turn around business'

24 Aug 2020

The man put forward by Aryzta's two largest shareholders for chairman of the bakery company's board has said it would take five years to turnaround the business.

Aryzta sale said to be still on cards with Flowers Foods, Hostess Brands potential runners

21 Aug 2020

A sale of struggling European bakery business Aryzta is said to be still on the cards despite suggestions earlier this week that plans for a disposal had failed.

Aryzta shareholders accuse management of "misleading statements" over succession process

19 Aug 2020

The largest shareholders in Aryzta have criticised comments by the bakery firm suggesting their board candidates were not willing to participate in a formal succession process.

Aryzta rejects shareholder group's board proposals

18 Aug 2020

Aryzta this morning (18 August) announced it is sticking with its candidate for chairman of the board, despite the rejection of the nominee by its largest shareholders.

Discontented shareholder group unhappy with Aryzta chairman pick

13 Aug 2020

A shareholder group agitating for change at Aryzta has reacted to the Swiss-Irish bakery firm's choice of former Barry Callebaut CEO Andreas Schmid as its new chairman.

Aryzta CFO announces departure in midst of takeover interest

5 Aug 2020

Bakery giant Aryzta, which last month revealed it was the subject of "unsolicited interest" to acquire the company, has announced the departure of a senior executive.

Shareholder group accuses Aryzta of employing "delaying tactics" over EGM date

23 Jul 2020

A shareholder group agitating for change at Swiss-Irish bakery firm Aryzta has reacted after the date of the company's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) was pushed back.

Aryzta gets "unsolicited interest" from third parties as EGM timing announced

20 Jul 2020

Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish bakery firm in the middle of a strategic review, said it has received "unsolicited interest" in the business from third parties.

Aryzta investors press for more asset disposals to reduce debt pile

3 Jul 2020

The largest investor group in European bakery business Aryzta have outlined their proposals to turn around the struggling business ahead of an EGM in August.

Pressure mounts on Aryzta as shareholder group raises stake ahead of EGM

2 Jul 2020

A shareholder group pressing for strategic changes at Aryzta has increased its stake in the European bakery business.

Aryzta shareholders reportedly drop demands on CEO's board position

29 Jun 2020

An investor group calling for a board shake-up at Swiss-Irish bakery business Aryzta has reportedly dropped a demand for chief executive Kevin Toland to step down from the board.

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