The firm, which produces bread and pastries under brands including Cuisine de France and Delice de France, now owns Fresh Start Bakeries, a global supplier of speciality bakery products, and Great Kitchens, a supplier of pizzas and appetisers with a focus on the deli segment in North America.
It follows the announcement that a decline in Aryzta's like-for-like sales was decelerating in the third quarter; revenues fell by 4.6% to E822.9m (£679.7m) compared to a fall of 8.6% for the nine-month period to April 2010.Aryzta said this decline in revenue was still most evident in Ireland and the UK.
The company added that the support provided to customers within c-stores, to reposition their foodservice value proposition through freshly and consistently prepared convenience offerings, was helping to drive footfall. CEO Owen Killian added: "From a business perspective, we will operate with a greater geographic footprint and with much better channel access to consumers. These acquisitions double our manufactured volumes, with an additional 30 production locations in nine countries."