| 8.6°C Dublin

Aryzta in sales rise

SWISS-Irish bakery Aryzta has reported a 6pc increase in food sales in the six months to the end of January, boosted by a surge in European business.

The company, whose predecessor was the Irish Co-Operative Agricultural Agency Society, saw revenues rise to €1.59bn during the half-year period after a 19.1pc jump in European sales.

Sales and earnings in the group's North America and Rest of World divisions declined, however.