Food & Wine

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.

Asian flavour to food sector interest

Opportunities in the huge markets to Australia’s north are driving greater corporatisation of the agriculture sector.

Full Bottle on wine education

New small bar openings, strong demand for alternative corporate events, and a partnership with the state’s peak wine organisation has provided a fledgling Perth business with the springboard it needed to grow.

Delaware North makes mark in resources sector

United States-based hospitality provider Delaware North is entering the resources sector for the first time, in a joint venture with Perth-based catering and accomodation group Northern Rise Holdings.

Different routes to reach grape expectations

FEATURE: Established wineries are setting their sights on longer-term goals as the sector recovers from the issues of the past decade, and faces new challenges.

Northbridge gets a little crafty

It’s been a long time coming, but the newest of the 37 brewpubs and breweries on our fledgling microbreweries list, Northbridge Brewing Company, is finally pouring pints and proprietor Michael Keiller says the timing could not be better to establish an inner-city venture like his.

‘Sisters’ drink to city link

Whiskey might not yet feature prominently on Perth’s list of key attractions, but the Japanese penchant for distilled beverages led to a new venture in this field being put on the itinerary for visiting Kagoshima Mayor Hiroyuki Mori.

Salitage up for sale

The Salitage winery in Pemberton has been put on the market for $7.9 million nearly two years after owners John and Jenny Horgan failed to sell off luxury accommodation at the estate.

Buoyant WA dining out

The state’s restaurant sector appears to be enjoying a boost in activity as new statistics show significant growth in online reservations.

Chefs leverage personal brands

FEATURE: There’s no doubting the power of celebrity when it comes to fine cuisine.

Muzz Buzz diversification “appealing to women”

Coffee franchise Muzz Buzz has introduced drive-thru ATMs to its business in a move it claims should appeal to women and people with mobility issues.

Food vans offer gourmet grub

An iconic fixture at many sporting and cultural events, food vans are going gourmet, with pies and chips giving way to more sophisticated cuisine that, increasingly, is competing with the bricks and mortar hospitality sector.

Strategy feeds into success

In the second of a four-part series featuring EY Entrepreneur of the Year nominees, we spoke to Bernie Pummell and Sarah Thomas about two different food businesses.

Red tape hits online wine

A local e-commerce entrepreneur has been forced to deal with South Australian authorities after falling foul of the bureaucratic process in his home state.

ACCC concerned about IGA sale

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about the sale of four Western Australian Supa IGA stores to the Wesfarmers-owned Coles.

$100m Asian wine export target

WA’s wine producers have a new strategy to boost business.

Baskin Robbins to open 20 Australian stores

Baskin Robbins is making a renewed push for expansion by opening 20 new stores across Australia within the next year, with the goal of increasing its store network by 25 per cent.

Asia lures Muzz Buzz

Asia's demand for safe and secure food sources has driven Asian investors to team up with Perth-founded coffee franchise Muzz Buzz.

US caterer feeds off opportunities on fringes of resources sector

A US company is growing its airport catering business as part of its continuing investment strategy for WA.

Gage Roads production issues blow out to $2.7 million

Gage Roads Brewing Company has forecast a further $1 million hit to its sales and a $600,000 impairment charge, stemming from processing issues it encountered in April this year.