Archive: Aryzta - Now you see it ... now you don’t

The inside story of how Aryzta lost €1,000,000,000 in minutes

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
29th January, 2017
Owen Killian, Aryzta chief executive

This article first appeared in the Sunday Business Post on January 29, 2017

Investors and analysts flooded into the Brantford bakery, eager to see how the cakes were made and to ask questions of a notoriously publicity-shy management team led by taciturn chief executive Owen Killian.

They got what they wanted: an overview of the business strategy, a tour of a key bakery, a survey of the company’s finances, and a dollop of mea culpas...

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