Food & Wine

Croissant Express acquired by quick service investors

Perth-based fast food chain Croissant Express has been acquired by a specialist investor in the quick service sector led by former Hungry Jack's CEO, Tim Tighe.

Celebrity’s benefits need backup

Such is the focus on excellence required by Olympic athletes to succeed at sport, it’s no great leap to assume such application would have a positive effect in other aspects of their lives.

Casual vibe at laidback PICA Bar

Having been through a number of incarnations, PICA Bar & Cafe has settled on a winning formula in the heart of the Cultural Centre.

Happy days, Halcyon

Perth has embraced the proliferation of small bars, but how many can the city support?

Taste this, it’s Rawsome

Lifestyle changes following a disease diagnosis have led a Perth woman to an unexpected business success.

Gage Roads profit rises on craft beer growth

Boutique beer-maker Gage Roads Brewing says an extension to its supply agreement with food and beverage giant Woolworths has it well placed to build on a 72 per cent lift in net profit for the 2013

Crown’s insatiable appetite for fine cuisine

The recent opening of a five-star Chinese restaurant won’t be the last addition to Crown’s culinary line-up.

Wine guide gives WA boost

Wine buyers looking for a high-quality semillon sauvignon blanc can rest assured that Western Australian wineries are a good place to start.

Little Creatures unveils new permanent brew

Fremantle boutique brewer Little Creatures has celebrated International IPA Day in style, announcing it will add an India Pale Ale to its stable of permanent beers.

Adelaide Tce next for Publican Group

The team behind some of the city’s most progressive venues has a new project that promises to be a little bit Spanish and a little bit Latin.

Economic stability a balancing act

As if commodity price uncertainty and falling consumer confidence weren’t bad enough, now the weather is conspiring to dent WA’s economy.

Baker's baristas bring in the crowds

The trickle-down effect of the decline in mining activity has reached the tasty biscuit market.

Coal to milk plan to fuel food bowl

An unusual bid to produce milk powder using energy generated from coal could see Western Australia export 30,000 tonnes of milk to growing dairy markets in Asia.

Ice cream lovers licking their lips

The big names in the ice-cream business are planning to grow their presence in Western Australia, lured by the long, hot summers and higher disposable incomes.

A bounty of boutique beer

The corner pub that pioneered craft brewing is no longer making its own, but it is still the place for a fancy frothy.

Third store hits the sweet spot

Perth take-away business Sweetlips is expanding into Scarborough as demand for iconic fish and chips lives on.

Record nod for bars in CBD despite concern

Liquor licence applications for central-Perth venues are being approved at a record rate despite continuing resistance from the police service and health department.

Cool Clear Water Group sold for $60m

A UK-based business has swooped on Cool Clear Water Group, buying the Perth-based water purification and dispensing system distributor for $60 million.

Mayor moves to improve city service

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi’s personal war on poor customer service has culminated in a City of Perth awards program, with businesses offered the chance to meet with Ms Scaffidi as part of a monthly p

Harnessing the power of personality

A Perth food identity is hoping to connect producers and chefs.