Shareholders in troubled food group Aryzta are voting Thursday on a 900 million Swiss franc (€790 million) fundraising that has drawn fire from the co(...)

Gary McGann, chairman and Kevin Toland, CEO of Aryzta. Toland has raised about €230 million so far from disposals – including Irish restaurant supplier La Rousse. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eleven months after taking over the helm of beleaguered baked goods group Aryzta, Kevin Toland finally caved in to the inevitable this week, unveiling(...)

Aryzta stock, which fell 7.7% at one point on Monday, closed down 2.3% at  23.35 Swiss francs

Frederic Pflanz, Aryzta’s chief financial officer of just over two months, has had precious little time to get himself up to speed. However, the dual (...)

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann searches for that elusive turnaround at the baked goods group’s December 2017 agm. Photograph: Alan Betson

In January 2017, Jean-Philippe Bertschy, an analyst at Swiss bank Vontobel, dialled in to a conference call with Owen Killian, the then chief executiv(...)

Gary McGann, chairman and Kevin Toland, CEO Aryzta. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shares in Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta fell to their record low on Friday after an analyst from financial services company Vontobel cut his price t(...)

A ruby-chocolate KitKat: ‘a tension between berry-fruitiness and luscious smoothness’, according to its maker Photograph: Bloomberg

Swiss food group Nestlé hopes to sweeten the outlook for its global confectionery business by launching versions of its popular KitKat bars made out o(...)

A selection of Nestle products: The Swiss company’s shares closed the day up 4.3 per cent at 86.65 Swiss francs. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Shares in Swiss food group Nestle jumped to a record high after it gained its first activist investor in Dan Loeb’s hedge fund Third Point, which dema(...)

Lindt’s global output also includes 140 million gold-foil wrapped chocolate rabbits a year

The run-up to Easter is a busy time at the Lindt & Sprüngli chocolate factory just outside Zurich, the sort of blend of modernity and tradition to(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian, who announced this week that he will leave the company in July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Embattled baked goods company Aryzta, which owns Cuisine de France, has lost a fourth top executive as the group faces into an unprecedented restructu(...)

In 1997, with Owen Killian as number two, IAWS charted its rise by buying Cuisine De France and reinventing itself as a convenience food business. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The departure of Aryzta’s long-standing boss Owen Killian, the man credited with transforming an ailing Irish agricultural business into an internatio(...)

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