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Cranking up the beer creativity

WA’s contemporary brewers are building on the foundations laid by modern institutions such as Little Creatures and Feral Brewing Company.

Small-scale brewing’s next frontier

One of WA’s most experienced hospitality professionals is helping lower the barriers to enter the craft beer industry.

Entertainment offerings breathe new life into Old Synagogue

Opening four venues in a heritage building in Fremantle is the latest venture from the team responsible for taking Oktoberfest national.

Fogarty lifts wine dominance

Western Australia’s largest wine producer has increased its dominance of the sector in a year when many producers were affected by extreme weather events.

Packer sells $1.76bn Crown stake

James Packer has sold a $1.76 billion stake in Crown Resorts to Hong Kong-based Melco Resorts & Entertainment.

Liquidation as pressure builds at Yagan Square

Two businesses at Yagan Square have shut up shop in recent weeks, with warnings more may follow as tenants grapple with low foot traffic.

Drinks giants to run recycling scheme

The state government has selected a newly formed company owned by drink manufacturers Coca-Cola Amatil and Lion to run the state’s container deposit scheme.

Dinner Twist turns to clean, green

Competition has enabled 2015 Rising Stars winner Dinner Twist to define its niche in the meal kit industry.

Liquidation battle for Mad Dogs

Liquidators have been appointed to Mad Dogs Jungle Bar five months after the Milligan Street venue shut its doors following a dispute with the landlord, but it is anticipated the decision may be reversed.

Keybridge bins $20m Yowie takeover

ASX listed investment firm Keybridge Capital has cancelled its proposed $20 million takeover of Yowie, citing the Perth-based confectionery company’s worsening financial results.

ALDI says it contributed $139m to WA

A report commissioned by ALDI has found the German supermarket giant contributed over $139 million to Western Australia’s economy in 2018.

Heytesbury posts $7.9m profit

Revenue at agribusiness Heytesbury Holding dropped 14 per cent to be $47.7 million in the year to December, but sales income was steady.

IGAs feel pinch as Aldi rolls in

Perth's grocery wars, amplified by giant Aldi’s market push and price cuts by Coles and Woolworths, have claimed five struggling smaller supermarkets over the past five months.

Gage Roads raises $8m for canning

Gage Roads Brewing Company has raised $8 million via a share placement, with the funds raised to go towards its new canned beer product strategy.

Liquor licence approval successfully appealed

The process for obtaining liquor licences in Perth has become less clear after the Commissioner of Police successfully challenged approvals for a new Dan Murphy’s store in Rockingham.

Lookout! Galway’s a go while Beach Bar’s a Peach

Publicans and restaurateurs have spent more than $5 million on a string of refurbishments and new developments in the flourishing precinct around Scarborough.

Order-In, Yordar make WA moves

Two online platforms are aiming to shake up business catering in WA.

Freo.Social brews festival feel

New Fremantle venue Freo.Social is drawing on the founders’ experience with music festivals and outdoor cinema.

Gage Roads to open microbrewery in Sydney

Perth-based Gage Roads Brewing Company is setting up shop in Sydney after securing a site for its first microbrewery and taproom in the inner-city suburb of Redfern.

Keybridge unwraps $20m bid for Yowie

Listed investment firm Keybridge Capital has unwrapped a $20 million takeover bid for loss-making confectionary company Yowie.

Jobs to be cut at Mrs Mac's following automation move

Mrs Mac’s is planning to cut staff numbers at its Morley packing facility as the pastry maker moves towards full automation of its manufacturing processes.

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