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Pineridge Bakery acquired

Pineridge Bakery is the home of two of Canada’s leading manufacturers of value-added and premium baked goods, Gourmet Baker and Oakrun Farm Bakery.


Cloverhill Bakery acquired

Cloverhill Bakery is leading innovator of individually wrapped Pastries for retail and foodservice customers.


Klemme acquired.

Klemme AG, established in 1991, operates seven highly efficient bakeries with multiproduct manufacturing capabilities. Klemme has approximately 1,400 employees. Its food range (2,500 bakery items) includes an assortment of bread rolls and ciabattas, croissants, sweet and savoury pastries, doughnuts and pretzels.


Honeytop acquired.

Honeytop Speciality Foods, Founded in 1984, is a leading supplier of authentic naan and flatbreads. Its product range also includes tortilla, pancakes, crumpets, doughballs and filled breads.


Maidstone Bakeries acquired.

The Maidstone Bakeries facility was commissioned, designed and constructed in partnership with Tim Hortons, the leading quick service restaurant (QSR) in Canada, in 2002 to 2003. This investment helped transform the Tim Hortons business by enabling their restaurants to produce freshly baked goods across all parts of the day under their 'always fresh' bakery concept.

Maidstone has the capability to produce a broad range of products, both sweet and savoury, including sandwich carriers, handheld snacks, and breakfast products to meet the highest quality standards and consistency of product.

Maidstone Bakeries


Fresh Start Bakeries acquired.

Fresh Start Bakeries (incorporating Pennant Foods and Sweet Life) is a global supplier of speciality bakery products with a leading position in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) segment. Pennant Foods is a leading provider of speciality bakery products and solutions to the North American QSR, foodservice and retail in-store bakery channels. Sweet Life is a leading innovator and manufacturer of sweet baked goods servicing the North American and Asian QSR channel.


Great Kitchens acquired.

Great Kitchens is a leading supplier of pizza and appetisers with a focus on the deli segment of the North American retail grocery channel.

Great Kitchens


First ARYZTA consolidated results released in September 2009. ARYZTA


ARYZTA was formed when IAWS Group plc merged with Hiestand Holding AG in August 2008.



Origin Enterprises plc is established as a new operating company to create a focus around the core agri and lifestyle foods businesses of the Group.

Origin is a leading player in the agri-nutrition sector in Ireland, the UK and Poland and has leading ambient food and cereal milling businesses in Ireland.

Origin Enterprises PLC


Otis Spunkmeyer acquired.

Otis Spunkmeyer is a leading, premium fresh baked goods brand in its US market categories. An iconic brand, it has strong recognition and awareness across a national customer base in the foodservice and retail channels.

Otis Spunkmeyer


Coup de Pates acquired.

Coup de Pates is the principal brand of Groupe Hubert, a leading developer and distributor of bakery products to the bakery, craft and foodservice sectors in France. Groupe Hubert offers its customers bread, viennoiserie, patisserie, traiteur and reception products.

Coup de Pates


Joint Venture with Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons is the largest quick serve restaurant chain in Canada specialising in always fresh coffee, baked goods and homestyle lunches. The joint venture supplies the entire estate of Tim Horton’s restaurants with baked goods from its state of the art manufacturing facility in Brantford, Ontario.

Tim Hortons


La Brea Bakery acquired.

La Brea Bakery is widely credited as the pioneer and leader of the artisan bread movement in America. La Brea Bakery offers a wide assortment of rustic breads ranging from baguettes and loaves to sandwich and dinner rolls.

La Brea Bakery


Delice de France acquired.

Delice de France supplies high quality continental breads, viennoiserie, savoury and confectionary products, including hospitality goods, primarily to the foodservice and catering industry. The business offers premium solutions tailored to meet future customer and consumer needs. It is the UK’s leading provider of innovative and authentic continental bakery products to the foodservice trade.

Delice de France


Cuisine de France acquired.

Cuisine de France offers the customer traditional French breads, pastries and also a wide range of continental-style bread, confectionary and hot savoury items. Cuisine de France provides a complete bake-off solution primarily to the retail industry, as well as staff training and category management to enable the timely delivery of ready-to-bake products.

Cuisine de France


Hiestand Holding AG floats on the SWX Swiss Stock Exchange.



IAWS Group plc floats on the ISE Irish Stock Exchange.

IAWS Group plc