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Noodle Box to acquire Wok in a Box

Quick-service noodle restaurant franchiser Noodle Box looks set to gain a much greater presence in Western Australia after reaching an agreement to acquire competitor Wok in a Box.

Mr Munchies to expand to Victoria Park

Cult Mt Lawley sushi restaurant Mr Munchies is expanding to Victoria Park, with a big new venue to open by the end of next month.

Small steps towards quality coffee culture

Christian Simone’s small business often has people queuing for service, but despite the month-old cafe’s popularity, he hasn’t let a single patron inside.

Bar scene party to US cultural creep

Perth's small bar scene is developing a distinct Johnny-come-lately feel, with a host of new American-style venues opening across the city in quick succession.

Receivers appointed to sell Salitage

Award-winning Pemberton winery Salitage has returned to market, but this time the vendors are receivers at Ferrier Hodgson.

Maturing trees to lift truffle numbers

Truffle production in Western Australia’s South West is on the verge of significant growth as a number of new producers enter the market and a series of previously planted trees reach maturity.

Midnight Sunday trading in new liquor reforms

The state government is seeking to extend the weekend, with new legislation to allow Western Australian pubs, taverns and small bars to trade until midnight on Sundays introduced in parliament today.

Low profile suits Normandie style

It may be a recognisable national brand, but Normandie Foods is not particularly prominent as a business.

Tight rein on Gangnam style

The founders of a popular Korean restaurant in Karawara have curtailed their original expansion plans, despite being flooded with offers to open a number of new outlets.

Brownes milks social media revolt

Brownes Dairy believes it has benevolently quelled a social media revolt sparked by its move late last year to alter its flavoured milk recipes.

Local SMEs embrace tax write-off

Small businesses are using the instant tax write-off to get some new ideas and overdue investments under way.

WA winery wins best value award

Mt Barker winery West Cape Howe Wines was named best value winery of the year at last night’s Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

Margaret River wine tanks

Margaret River has cemented its position among the least profitable of the nation's popular wine regions, with the latest figures showing half of its wine sold at a loss for the second year in a row.

Healthy food delivers for @panache

Having established a strong following with the CBD professional set since opening in 2012, wholefood cafe @panache has launched a new home-delivery business.

Coles gets ACCC nod for Perth store

Coles has avoided a public review by the consumer watchdog by offering to divest its freehold interest in a development in Perth's southern suburbs so it can operate a new supermarket nearby in Lakelands.

Dinner Twist menu right for startups

Despite its Scandinavian inspiration, there’s no Swedish chef behind the Rising Stars startup category winner, Dinner Twist.

Canberra gets a taste of the Swan Valley

For the past nine years, City of Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino has made an annual trip to Canberra, usually with his deputy and a couple of staff in tow.

Devwest signs Aldi for new centre

EXCLUSIVE: Aldi is continuing to stake its territory in Perth, with Wattle Grove the next frontier for the supermarket giant.

Homestyle coming to city fringe

A popular Claremont cafe is taking its home-cooked meals to a captive market on the outskirts of the CBD.

Butcher finds a new home among the Gumtree ads

Narembeen is typical of many small Wheatbelt towns confronting challenges with an array of business and community development initiatives.

Chophouse tops off Cloisters revamp

The $70 million redevelopment of Cloisters Square is complete, with the opening of heralded American-style steak restaurant Chophouse the culmination of a three-year transformation that has repositioned the property from an ageing building to a go-to destination.

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