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Lawley’s rolls out new Nedlands store

Building a bread empire was not part of the plan when Sarah Thomas and her husband, Trevor, took over a Beaufort Street bakery in 2003; their goal was to reinvigorate the struggling business.

Small bars breathe new life into Perth pubs

Change is sweeping through front bars and suburban watering holes across the city, with publicans of some of the city’s most recognisable pubs spending up big in efforts to stay relevant in Perth’s rapidly diversifying hospitality sector.

Co-op to share Nannup truffles

A new share-farming initiative is being established in the state’s South West, giving the public the opportunity to stake a patch in the exclusive and expensive truffles market.

Syme distils recipe for success

A series of local and global accolades has helped craft export opportunities for Great Southern Distilling Company.

Great Southern takes top prize at Telstra awards

Boutique distillery Great Southern Distilling Company has been crowned this year’s Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year.

Removing the mystery from beer history

A pair of beer industry entrepreneurs is aiming to raise awareness of the history of WA’s favourite amber fluid.

Collins buys more WA KFC restaurants

ASX-listed Collins Foods will spend $110.2 million to acquire 28 KFC restaurants around Australia from US-based Yum! Brands, six of which are in Western Australia.

Poach Pear plates up to meet demand

A fine foods producer is extending its offering across Australia to satisfy a growing appetite for its artisanal products. 

Claremont tops for amenity

Theoretically speaking, office workers in Subiaco have to wait about seven times as long as their Claremont counterparts for a morning coffee, an analysis of amenity levels across 50 suburban office markets has revealed.

Artisans distil spirits’ true essence

SPECIAL REPORT: WA distillers are poised at the forefront of the next big movement in boutique beverages.

Brand focus for brewers as market gets crowded

SPECIAL REPORT: Brewers are increasingly focusing on branding to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving craft scene.

Crowdfunding, saucy branding add spice to Bunsters exports

A distinctive recipe, creative product name and a viral crowdfunding campaign have been the key ingredients of success for a local hot sauce business.

Top chefs gather for foodie fest

Farmers, cooks, producers and consumers will join one of Australia’s top chefs Ben Shewry this Sunday for a series of workshops, panel discussions and talks as part of Perth’s inaugural Food and Drink Symposium. 

Spirit revives as wine returns to balance

SPECIAL REPORT: After a gruelling decade, even a desultory 2016-17 summer could not dampen the growing enthusiasm among WA winemakers.

Fogarty takes gold medal

SPECIAL REPORT: Fogarty Wine Group has built its brand over two decades to top the list of WA’s major producers.

Vasse Felix realising great ambition

SPECIAL REPORT: Paul Holmes a Court plans for Margaret River’s oldest winery may not come to fruition in his lifetime.

Olive oil ecotourism opportunity

PHOTO ESSAY: About six weeks after the last grapes have been picked from the vines in the Margaret River region another bountiful harvest begins – the olive harvest.

Local distillers show winning spirit

Those who fancy a tipple of the finest vodka or whisky will be pleased to learn that two of the world’s best are made right here in Western Australia.

Getting more from the daily grind

From pods to beans, the founders of social enterprise Community Pod have extended their business model.

Chains serve up $40m stores push

A big increase in takeaway spending in WA may not be flowing through to the big players, but they are still investing in market share.

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