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Metropolitan pub confidence higher than regional: report

Metropolitan pub confidence higher than regional: report

A new report shows that only 69 percent of regional pubs are confident about future trading profitability.

The renaissance of gin

The renaissance of gin

A focus on craft distillers and a renewed appreciation for the spirit's unique flavour has seen gin shed its dusty image and step into the limelight, writes Aoife Boothroyd.

The pros and cons of different incentive schemes

The pros and cons of different incentive schemes

Energise your staff members by offering incentives. If implemented well, the rewards will far outweigh the expense.

The 101 of pairing wine with chocolate

The 101 of pairing wine with chocolate

Move over cheese. Let's pair our wine with chocolate. Some say it can't be done, but it's actually easier than you might think. Christine Salins reports.

5 ways to ensure winter doesn't leave your business out in the cold

5 ways to ensure winter doesn't leave your business out in the cold

The cold weather can have a detrimental effect on your business if you are not well prepared. Your customers want to be greeted by a warm and welcoming environment, so you need to make sure you…

Bendigo restaurant operators fined $142,000 over staff underpayments

Bendigo restaurant operators fined $142,000 over staff underpayments

The former operators of a Bendigo restaurant have been fined $142,000 following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Lotus Dumpling Bar opens at The Galeries

Lotus Dumpling Bar opens at The Galeries

The team behind the Lotus Dumpling Walsh Bay have officially launched in Sydney’s CBD with the opening of Lotus Galeries.

Exquisite Ecuador culinary campaign to launch in Australia

Exquisite Ecuador culinary campaign to launch in Australia

The Embassy of Ecuador will be bringing Exquisite Ecuador to Australia, a campaign designed to showcase some of the country’s finest food producers.

Ex-Heston chef joins The Noble Experiment

Ex-Heston chef joins The Noble Experiment

Toby Henderson is the new head chef at Melbourne’s The Noble Experiment.

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Retail Savvy Group introduces cocktails on tap

Retail Savvy Group introduces cocktails on tap

Following close to two years of experimenting and fine tuning, Melbourne’s Retail Savvy Group has launched a first for Australia: 12 different cocktails on tap.

Tahbilk named James Halliday Wine Companion 2016 Winery of the Year

Tahbilk named James Halliday Wine Companion 2016 Winery of the Year

Victoria’s oldest family owned winery, Tahbilk was named the 2016 winery of the Year at the James Halliday Wine Companion Awards ceremony in Melbourne.

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Part-time or casual? Be clear on the difference [case study]

Part-time or casual? Be clear on the difference [case study]

While it might seem obvious to you, your staff need to be well aware of the contractual terms of their employment, writes Restaurant & Catering Australia.

Four keys to effective employee scheduling

Four keys to effective employee scheduling

A well-considered workforce scheduling strategy can help to improve employee satisfaction engagement, and ultimately retention.

Either way, cut workers' pay: Employers' shifting case against penalty rates

Either way, cut workers' pay: Employers' shifting case against penalty rates

The Retail Council may be correct that people want to work weekends given the options that they have, but on its own this is also a poor justification for cutting penalty rates.

Recognising the real celebrities in Australia's hospitality industry

Recognising the real celebrities in Australia's hospitality industry

A couple of recent industry events have been welcome reminders of just how good our industry is at mentoring tomorrow's leaders.

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