Swiss bakery business Aryzta AG (ARZTF.PK,ARZTY.PK) reported Group revenue of 1.10 billion euros for the first quarter, with a 1.7% improvement on an underlying basis. Total Food revenue for the 13 weeks went up 7.9% to 747.5 million euros. This growth includes underlying growth of 0.9%, due to overall steady volumes and the lack of further price increases over the prior year, acquisition related support of 1.3% and favourable currency movements of 5.7%.
Based on the first-quarter performance, Aryzta continues to view the outlook and guidance issued with its 2012 full-year results as valid. "As previously highlighted, FY 2013 will be another year of substantial transformation and reorganisation for ARYZTA," according to the company.
Patrick McEniff, Group CFO, would take on the additional role of Chief perating Officer and would start developing the local management structures to facilitate the communication of the food and bakery innovation capability within ARYZTA. John Yamin, CEO of ARYZTA North America would become President and Global Food Officer. Both Patrick and John would work closely with the group CEO to provide cohesive operational and strategic support to the ARYZTA business as it expands and develops globally.
by RTT Staff Writer
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