Food & Wine

Kailis Bros sees dip in sales

Canning Vale-based seafood producer Kailis Bros has maintained its status as one of Western Australia’s largest private companies, with annual sales of $433 million last financial year.

Urban Griller keeps it ‘low and slow’

Chris Girvan-Brown may not be unusual in that he is passionate about his business, but he is one of a more select group who could honestly say their passion is their business.

Serco targets service delivery

Learning how to operate and work with food delivery robots, new cleaning technology and interactive patient entertainment systems will be just part of the process for 1,000 new Fiona Stanley Hospital workers.

Iconic venues redesign, rebrand

Hospitality proprietors are funnelling money into makeovers for some of Perth’s best-known establishments.

Sterpini et al go new school

Hospitality entrepreneur has high hopes for the industry in Perth, after receiving 70 per cent of its new restaurant crowdfunding target in the first month.

Weddings, parties, everything

A new multi-million dollar complex looks set to boost the Swan Valley’s profile.

Georgiou wins ALDI contract

ALDI Australia has awarded Georgiou Group a construction contract for its Western Australian distribution centre at Jandakot Airport.

East coast hospitality group expands in Perth

The company behind Jamie’s Italian restaurant is looking to build on the venture’s success by opening a second venue in Perth.

Perth takes another 'best bar' title

Another Perth small bar has been named the best in a national competition. Varnish on King has been named the Small Bar of the Year in the Australian Bartender magazine’s Bar Awards.

Historic Onslow hotel to get new life

Diversified industrial services firm Complete Group has expanded its North West property portfolio, acquiring the Beadon Bay Hotel in Onslow and unveiling a substantial redevelopment plan.

WA gin takes international award

Western Australian distillers are making names for themselves internationally with a Margaret River company taking a top award at this week’s world wine and spirits competition held in New York.

Distillery’s Moonshine snapped up

The launch of Western Australia’s first dedicated bourbon distillery has revealed keen interest from investors and consumers in new and fresh concepts.

Food, entertainment the new frontier

After 10 years of limited development, Perth’s major shopping centres are expanding and evolving.

Navis returns to Dome cafes

Private equity players are at the heart of a second major Perth-based food franchise deal within 12 months, with Malaysian private equity firm Navis Capital Partners reacquiring a majority stake in Dome Coffees at a price estimated to be at least $50 million.

ACCC clears Coles to buy IGA stores

Wesfarmers-owned Coles has received approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for its proposed acquisition of three Metcash-owned Progressive Supa IGA supermarkets, but is yet to make a decision on the fourth.

Perth takes best bar, hotel titles

One of Perth’s small bars has been named the best metropolitan bar in Australia, while Crown Metropol Perth has taken the title of best overall accommodation hotel.

Anger mounts against liquor licence delays

Obtaining a small bar liquor licence has become increasingly complicated and prompted some players to abandon plans to open new venues.

Crowd-funded restaurant

The team behind successful North Perth small bar The Classroom has launched a crowd-funding campaign to develop a second venue in Northbridge.

Byrneleigh Hotel up for sale

The Publican Group has announced it’s putting Nedlands restaurant and bar The Byrneleigh Hotel up for sale as it launches a diversification strategy.

ALH offloads nine WA pubs in venue sell-off

Charter Hall Group and hospitality industry super fund Hostplus have acquired 54 pubs and liquor stores from ALH Group, including the Hyde Park Hotel and the Dunsborough Tavern among several from Western Australia, in a sale and lease-back deal worth more than $600 million.

Passionate pair rolling out meatballs

A couple of well-connected hospitality players are convinced they can win over Perth foodies with their contemporary spin on an international classic.