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THE VALUE OF KEEPING IT REAL

Where it all began… In the late nineties, Riva’s Managing Director Jeff Ganter was approached by family member, Greg Van Zeeland. A Refrigeration Mechanic by trade, Greg believed he’d perfected…

FOOD STANDARDS ANZ CONSIDERS ENERGY LABELS FOR ALCOHOL

Aussies have largely been kept in the dark on the kilojoules hiding in their booze, but that could soon change under a proposal to consider energy labels on alcoholic drinks. Food Standards Australia…

HOW ONE AUSTRALIAN FIRM IS CREATING SMARTER MENUS

Australian mobile ordering and payment technology provider me&u had been catering to the hospitality industry, but the onset of the pandemic opened up new business opportunities in the food and beverage…

FLAVOUR, NOT ALCOHOL, THE LATEST BUZZ IN BEER

Beer consumers have become more conscious of their drinking habits during the pandemic, turning to flavour rather than alcohol for their buzz. The number of no-alcohol beers entered into this year’s…

WHY DOES BEER TASTE BETTER ON TAP?

Really, there’s no disputing it, there’s just something about drinking beer on tap that makes it taste so much better. Everyone’s got a different opinion of why – “It’s because it’s colder”,…

THE SEARCH FOR THE BEST CLUB MEAL IN NSW BEGINS

The search for the best club meal in NSW is on, with the launch of the 2022 Your Local Club Perfect Plate Awards. From Macksville to Mollymook, more than 160 club eateries from across the state have…

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CALORIES NOW APPEAR ON MENUS IN LARGE UK RESTAURANT CHAINS

Article: Diners in England will see calories on menus when they eat out with Restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 staff must now print how many calories are in meals on their menus,…

ENDEAVOUR HIKES STEAK MEAL PRICES AS PUB CROWDS RETURN

Endeavour Group, which runs 344 hotels and clubs along with the Dan Murphy’s and BWS liquor chains, has raised prices on a large range of pub meals because of soaring red meat prices, but that has not…

BUDGET ANNOUNCEMENT COULD SPARK DEATH OF PEN & PAPER PROCESSES FOR HOSPO

Online bookings system ResDiary commissioned independent research into the hospitality space and found that astonishingly, nearly half of venues (43%) are still using pen and paper booking systems, with…

IS YOUR TONIC RUINING THE FLAVOUR OF GIN?

Gin has had quite a renaissance in recent years. The proof is in the stats — white spirit sales increased by over two million litres between 2014 and 2019, with gin sales accounting for a large portion…

RBA REPORT – TRACKING CONSUMPTION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented shock to the economy that caused large and unexpected changes in household spending behaviour. Restrictions on household activity limited opportunities to consume…

QLD’S COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE FOR CAFES, PUBS AND CLUBS SET TO EASE

People will no longer need to prove they have had two doses of a vaccine before heading into cafes, pubs and clubs from 1:00am on April 14. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said 90.5 per cent of Queenslanders…