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Foreign investment buoys Margaret River winemakers

More than a dozen WA winemakers have joined forces to tackle the growing Chinese market.

Brownes cultivates pouch market

Dairy producer Brownes has become the first local company to manufacture yoghurt pouches as part of an ambitious plan to usurp Yoplait as Western Australia's highest selling yoghurt maker.

Pizza Hut buys Eagle Boys outlets

Pizza Hut has bought the troubled Eagle Boys pizza chain and begun converting stores with its own branding.

New beer bar to fill northern suburbs gap

Beerland Brewing is responding to a perceived shortage of craft beer in Perth's northern suburbs, building a new venue to anchor a hospitality precinct at the redeveloped Westfield Whitford City.

Entertaining backyard business

A couple of Perth micro businesses offer up some entertainment options for summer.

US investor spends $20m on Laurance Wines

One of Australia's best known winemaking families, the Oatley Wine Group, will open a cellar door in the Margaret River region, part of what's believed to be the largest value sale ever for a winery in Western Australia.

State Buildings wins hospitality award

The State Buildings was named Perth's best hospitality venue at the 2016 Western Australia Hospitality Awards for Excellence last night. 

World's second-best hotel in Perth's CBD

Perth's COMO the Treasury Hotel has been named the second best hotel in the world by travel publisher Conde Nast.

New brand to showcase WA agrifood

The state government has announced a new $8.1 million branding campaign to promote local agrifood producers to overseas buyers.

Gage Roads tapped in thousands of new venues

Gage Roads Brewing Company has executed a key plank of its five-year 'returning to craft' strategy, signing a pair of new agreements to get its beer into 17,000 pubs, bottleshops, r

Dragontail launches $6m IPO

Perth-based Trident Capital has been brought in to advise an Israeli technology company on its $6 million inital public offering and listing on the ASX.

Varsity takes its bar to the ’burbs

Ben Maher and his partners are taking their successful Nedlands bar concept to the university precinct near Curtin.

American-style pizza makes big statement at Hillarys

Perth has taken the biggest slice of global franchise California Pizza Kitchen, with the opening of the group's Australian flagship restaurant at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Feral brews one just for the locals

Swan Valley-based boutique beermaker Feral Brewing Company has created a new beer for sale exclusively in Western Australia.

Carrying the can for craft beer

SPECIAL REPORT: There's a definite case of old school meets new school going on in the boutique brewing set, with aluminium cans increasingly the container of choice among the craft beer crowd.

Little Dove win a gauge of local craft brewers’ art

SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australian breweries' continued success is building on a rich brewing pedigree.

Brewers, bars team up to grow craft consumption

SPECIAL REPORT: WA brewers are finding that it's better for the industry if they work together.

Watchdog takes Pastacup franchisor to court

The competition regulator has initiated Federal Court proceedings against Perth-based franchise chain Pastacup and its co-founder Stuart Bernstein for alleged breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct.

WA venues top national awards

Two Western Australian businesses and a WA venue manager have won major titles at the Australian Hotels Association national awards for excellence, announced at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last night. 

No longer driven to drink in Margs

Tourists have been given more incentive to hang up the car keys and stay in town when visiting Margaret River. 

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