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WA cafe owners fined $150,000

Two former Bunbury cafe operators have been fined more than $150,000 after deliberately underpaying a number of their employees over a 15-month period, starting in 2013.

Brownes sold to Chinese consortium

Western Australia’s three largest dairy producers are now under foreign ownership, after Brownes was sold to a consortium of investors that includes Chinese dairy operator Shanghai Ground Food.

The Marina, Mindarie named WA's best venue

The Marina, Mindarie was named Perth’s best hospitality venue at last night’s Western Australian Hospitality Awards for Excellence, joining the State Buildings and Print Hall as the most recent winners of the prestigious award.

Trustee, Beaufort Local in hands of administrators

St Georges Terrace venue The Trustee Bar & Bistro has fallen under the control of administrators, but an ownership change to keep the venue alive is a real possibility.

Varis hopes customers stay Feral

Scale and authenticity were two factors attracting Coca-Cola Amatil to Feral Brewing, which now plans for a more rapid execution of its vision with the newfound support.

Stadium supply deals done but no word on name

Pie producer Mrs Mac's has joined Gage Roads Brewing Company as WA-based suppliers to Perth Stadium, as the state government finalised a deal with the AFL but remained silent on speculation on the naming rights.

Nothing off the table as Jesters bakes fresh plan

A new strategy, rebrand and expansion into different selling channels are all part of Robert West’s plan to revamp Jesters Pies.

No way to rebottle the retail genie

ANALYSIS: New retail arrivals continue to pile pressure on established operators, with Wesfarmers feeling the pain on several fronts.

Hospitality a key ingredient at new InterContinental

Smart design, new hospitality offerings, and local business partnerships are core ingredients of the InterContinental Perth City Centre hotel’s strategy to position itself for long-term success in the CBD.

‘Mind-blowing’ recognition for Limeburners

Internationally renowned whisky reviewer Jim Murray has labelled Limeburners’ Darkest Winter whisky the best drop in the Southern Hemisphere.

Coke buys local brewery

Swan Valley-based Feral Brewing Company has been sold to the business that bottles and distributes Coca-Cola in the Asia-Pacific region for an undisclosed sum.

Opportunity brewing at Whitfords

The recent revamp of Westfield Whitford City’s hospitality precinct crafted the perfect business opportunity for Beerland Brewing to open its second venue today.

WA venues win national awards

Four Perth hotels and hospitality businesses, including Fraser Suites and the State Buildings, have been named best in their field at the annual Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.

Cheeky Monkey on board Singapore Airlines flights

Margaret River's Cheeky Monkey Brewery Co is celebrating today with news Singapore Airlines will offer its locally brewed craft beer on business class flights between Perth and Singapore.

Howard Park Wines sparkles in world championship win

Howard Park Wines recently flaunted its fizz at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships held in London, with its Jeté label winning the award for ‘best Australian sparkling wine’.

Insect protein just not cricket(s), yet

The production of crickets for human and animal consumption could be a fresh frontier for Western Australia’s agribusiness industry, if a Pinjarra-based small business fulfils its potential.

Entrepreneurs stitch-up sweet live music deal

A Murray Street basement once home to the pattern cutters and seamstresses of Perth fashion label Pierucci is set to become the city’s newest live music venue, The Sewing Room.

Liquor reform to benefit tourism operators

Accredited tourism businesses will be able to provide complimentary alcohol without a liquor licence, following changes to the state’s liquor regulations announced today.

Sensory signals show irresistible urge for chocolate

PHOTO ESSAY: Researchers from Curtin University’s School of Marketing, in partnership with the Curtin HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch), recently held one of the first studies of its kind to explore the effects of sensory cues in retail stores on consumer emotions.

Craft beer fills Gage Roads

Gage Roads Brewing Company has reported solid results for the 2017 financial year, on the back of higher demand for its craft beer range.

Flametree spreads risk, produces complexity

A focus on quality fruit, targeted pricing, and strategic market expansion has helped Flametree Wines establish itself as an award-winning brand among Margaret River’s wine producers.

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