Panera Bread Co. is exploring strategic options including a possible sale after receiving takeover interest, people with knowledge of the matter said.
bakery chain, which has a market value of about $6.5 billion, is
working with advisers to study the options, said the people, who asked
not to be named discussing the private process. Potential suitors could
include JAB Holding Co., Starbucks Corp. and Domino’s Pizza Inc., one of the people said.. . . more