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Canon, Scorchers, meat in the middle

A new sponsorship deal between Canon Foods and Perth Scorchers women’s cricket team ticked a number of boxes for Canon principal Arthur Abrahams.

Kailis senses market movement

There’s a seismic shift happening in hospitality and Perth has an opportunity to become a culinary destination, according to George Kailis.

Chocolate artisan builds the brand

Coolbellup-based Nakamura Chocolates is aiming to triple Western Australian sales after a successful entry into the Japanese market.

Craft beer meets indigenous culture

A team of Western Australian entrepreneurs is preparing to launch a new brewery designed to create employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, with proceeds from one of its beers to support returned servicemen and women.

Prominent Perth restaurateur accused of extortion

The Perth restaurateur behind The Meatball Bar chain, Gourmet Republik, and Thuggs Fried Chicken and Waffles, is accused of threatening to destroy a man's cafe and put him "in a coffin" over some fruit and vegetables.

Twenty-five businesses share $166m food contract

The Department of Finance has selected 25 businesses for its new common-use arrangement contract to supply food and beverage items to government agencies across Western Australia.

WA wins big at national food awards

Bacon from Perth, coffee from Broome, pork from Fremantle, and nougat from the Swan Valley have all claimed awards at the 2019 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show’s Taste of Excellence event.

Producing at their peak

Duke Ranson looked at about 100 parcels of land before deciding on the perfect place for Duke’s Vineyard winery, an endeavour that’s paying dividends.

A Pirate Life for Perth in 2020

Local hospitality entrepreneur Andy Freeman is leading a move to build a local branch of South Australian brewery Pirate Life in Perth, with a three level, 1000 person venue to open on Murray Street next year.

Thompsons invest for Chinese lobster tourism

One of Western Australia's most prominent fishing families will invest in tech company OpenDNA to provide marketing services and a Chinese mobile payment system to lure Chinese tourists.

HYDE Kitchen coming to Perth

International bar and restaurant chain HYDE Kitchen + Cocktails will feature at Accor’s The Adnate hotel when it opens in October.

Yukich buys Accolade's Swan Valley winery

Accolade Wines has sold its Swan Valley winery to the Graeme Yukich-owned Oakover Wines, which is the owner of the neighbouring Oakover Grounds winery.

Retail, hospitality hit by rents, slow spending

The rate of business failures in hospitality and retail during the past year should be ringing alarm bells for decision makers.

Crown full-year profit slumps

Crown Resorts’ full-year profit has fallen 4.7 per cent to $368.6 million, with revenue from floor gaming down in Perth and reduced VIP revenue across Australia.

Java runs out of juice

The Leederville-based business which owns the iconic Perth brand Java Juice has entered administration, with stores in Joondalup and Perth closing doors in recent weeks.

Sweetlips and Tim Ho Wan close doors

Perth’s hospitality woes have continued, after fish and chip chain Sweetlips entered liquidation and Raine Square tenant Tim Ho Wan closed its doors after less than a year.

ACCC demands Uber Eats change unfair contracts

Uber Eats has committed to changing its contracts with restaurants following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Yukich pulls Blue Cow from administration

Graeme Yukich’s European Foods has purchased Blue Cow Cheese, which went into administration last month.

Rebelles aspire for Beaufort St revival

Liam and Sarah Atkinson have made what some might say is a rebellious move, taking the plunge and setting up a restaurant in the underperforming Beaufort Street precinct.

State seeks museum proposals

The state government is calling for food, beverage and retail businesses to submit proposals to operate three commercial spaces in the new museum.

ASIC orders Yowie stake to be sold

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has appointed Morgan Stanley to sell a stake of approximately 12.9 per cent in Yowie Group, which the regulator seized in April.

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