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Chinese restaurant considers legal action after newspaper claimed it charged non-Asian customers higher prices

A Chinese restaurant in Sydney is considering legal action after a newspaper published a story which claimed it charged higher prices for non-Chinese customers. by Broede Carmody
 

Black Swan deal worth $115 million for new owner Monde Nissin

Filipino food powerhouse Monde Nissin Corporation’s acquisition of Australian dip producer Black Swan was worth $115 million. by Eloise Keating
 

Fish and chip shops struggling to net good trading conditions

The humble fish and chip shop could be in trouble as consumers flock to alternative take-away options. by Broede Carmody
 

Urban Burger business flipped to unknown buyer, some stores close while others rebrand

The Urban Burger fast food chain has been sold to an unnamed burger franchise operator, as a number of Urban Burger stores close their doors. by Eloise Keating
 

Melbourne businessman creates retail platform for local producers to cut out the middle men

Local wine, cheese and olive producers are the first to start using a direct-to-public online store designed by Melbourne technology entrepreneur John Cameron. by Eloise Keating
 

ACCC cracks alleged egg cartel wide open

The ACCC has scrambled the plans of an alleged egg cartel, launching legal action yesterday against the Australian Egg Corporation Ltd and several of its directors and associated companies. by Kirsten Robb
 

Rich List family behind Australia’s 7-Eleven snaps up Starbucks

The wealthy family behind Australia’s 7-Eleven convenience stores, the Withers, have scooped up the 24 struggling Australian Starbucks stores for an undisclosed sum. by Kirsten Robb
 

Sour milk: what your business can learn from Parmalat’s PR campaign to discredit rival A2 Milk

Italian-owned milk company Parmalat hired a Sydney-based public relations firm to discredit New Zealand company A2 in a bid to stop the rival’s growing market share in Australia, according to news reports. by Eloise Keating
 

Four key tips for running a successful social enterprise

A growing number of businesses in Australia are now social enterprises, created to solve social and environmental problems. With the number of such ventures booming by 37% in just five years, here are four ways to ensure they’re sustainable. by Broede Carmody
 

Organic sales to hit $1 billion: How SMEs are digging in

The appetite for organic products continues to increase in Australia with industry revenue forecast to reach $980.6 million by 2018-19. by Cara Waters
 

Big Sister bakes last cake for now as 69-year-old food manufacturing company collapses

A NSW food manufacturing company that has operated since 1945 has collapsed. by Eloise Keating
 

Why Heston Blumenthal stuck knife into local Melbourne café: Fat Duck to open in Melbourne

Chef Heston Blumenthal is closing his famous UK restaurant The Fat Duck for renovations and relocating the restaurant and its staff to Melbourne for six months. by Melinda Oliver
 

New Zealand burger chain scores $5.9 million US investment

New Zealand burger chain BurgerFuel Worldwide has secured a $NZ5.9 million ($A5.5m) investment from US company Franchise Brands. by Cara Waters
 

Crying baby at Michelin star restaurant Alinea sparks debate – should they be allowed?

An eight-month-old crying baby at three Michelin star restaurant Alinea in Chicago has sparked debate about whether small children should be allowed in dining venues. by Melinda Oliver
 

Business groups call for moderation on minimum wage increases

Business groups are calling for a cautious approach to minimum wage rate increases this year, reflective of the tough economic conditions still faced by many sectors. by Yolanda Redrup
 

Burger ad banned for being “exploitative and degrading”

A magazine advertisement by Bondi-based Goodtime Burgers featuring a burger in between a woman’s bottom cheeks has been banned for being “exploitative and degrading”. by Yolanda Redrup
 

Victorian pubs and bars least compliant, amid hundreds of thousands of dollars in back-pay awarded nationally

Victoria is the least compliant state when it comes to workplace practices in pubs, bars, taverns and accommodation businesses, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found. by Melinda Oliver
 

How I sold Crust for $41 million: Costa Anastasiadis’s eight lessons

Last year, pizza chain Crust was sold to Retail Food Group for $41 million, but it wasn’t an easy road. Founder Costa Anastasiadis shares his eight best lessons for success based on 12 years in business. by Yolanda Redrup
 

Yogurtland boom: How Paul Siderovski built the business to 400 employees in 11 months

When Paul Siderovski took a holiday with his family to Hawaii and was convinced by his wife to taste some double-Dutch flavoured frozen yoghurt, he did not expect it to inspire a business venture. by Melinda Oliver
 

We’re all foodies now: Why food retailing is hitting the sweet spot

It’s been a tough year for the retail sector, which ASIC figures show has had no shortage of insolvencies. by Myriam Robin
 
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