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3 BEVERAGE TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2022

Driven by the long-term effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USA-based custom beverage development company Flavorman forecasts three beverage trends that operators should keep an eye out for in 2022. With…

AUSTRALIAN SPIRITS HAVE BECOME WORLD CLASS

An internationally lauded boutique gin maker says the “premiumisation” of Australian spirits is well advanced and providing diversification for the nation’s embattled wine sector. Statistics show…

HEALTHY BOOZE MARKETING MISLEADING: STUDY

Alcoholic drinks that claim to be healthier, more natural, "cleaner" and free of carbohydrates and guilt might be misleading consumers, the Cancer Council has warned. A recent study analysed the nutrient…

CUB SCORES INNOVATION HAT-TRICK

Carlton & United Breweries has been named one of Australia’s most innovative companies for the third year running. The AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List 2021 last night recognised CUB for…

PLANES, TRAINS AND YAKS: FIVE OF THE WORLD’S MOST REMOTE BARS

There are old bars. There are haunted bars. But what about bars in remote corners of the world? To access some of these locations, you may have to hike through the wilderness, journey by boat or even…

REIMAGINING AUSTRALIA’S DRINKING CULTURE

‘Sober curious’ as more than just a trend Even before the pandemic shut down the world’s bars, alcohol consumption has been on the decline as millennials and Gen Z seek healthier habits and binge…

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BRISBANE’S ROYAL EXCHANGE HOTEL LISTED

Australia’s largest pub landlord, ALE Property Group, is looking to take advantage of the red-hot pub market, putting one of its trophy assets in Queensland up for sale. The ASX-listed group has listed…

MOON DOG BREWING LAUNCHES SELTZER DISPENSER

Moon Dog Brewing, alcoholic beverage manufacturer, will launch an alcoholic seltzer post mix dispensing system for on-premises venues. “We’re thrilled to be launching the first ever alcoholic…

TABLE FOR ONE?

Solo diners represent one of the fastest-growing markets in the restaurant sector, but little is known about the factors that influence their menu choices. Do solo diners express their uniqueness through…

COULD DIGITAL ORDERING INCREASE RESTAURANT PROFITS?

Restaurants are rolling out ways for customers to order digitally, which could lead to diners placing bigger orders because they can hide their embarrassment from servers, one expert has said. When customers…

THE ICONIC NORFOLK HOTEL, REDFERN RETURNS

The Norfolk Hotel returns with a fresh new look. The Redfern boozer shot into the limelight under the Drink ‘n’ Dine crew around 2012 with the seafood shack-inspired House of Crabs upstairs and the…

KIDS AR ACTIVITY PACKS IN RESTAURANTS

Hospitality start-up The Village Co, which is changing the way restaurants entertain young customers, has raised $1.2 million in a seed round. The Hunter Valley-based augmented reality tech start-up…