Perth’s up-and-coming healthy food market was one of the factors that drew Singaporean restaurant chain Aloha Poké to the Western Australian capital, with its first international outlet opening at St Martin’s Centre in the CBD two weeks ago.
Perth venues The London Court Cafe and Black Tie Co have closed their doors in recent weeks, as the holding company controlling the two brands enters liquidation following a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office.
City workers seem to have developed an appetite for salad bar City Greens Co on St Georges Terrace, prompting the launch of two more venues in the CBD and with a potential national rollout on the cards.
Woolworths’ liquor arm has resigned from the Liquor Stores Association of Western Australia, following the association's support for state government plans to restrict the growth of large liquor stores, such as Dan Murphy's and First Choice.
The state’s organic wine market may be small but its product is in strong demand, according to local wine producers, with Blind Corner among a handful of growers planning to expand local operations and export activity.
Bert Giancristofaro will play to the strengths of the Jus Burgers brand after taking ownership of the business last year, with his immediate priority being store refits and fine-tuning the customer experience.