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Colin Kruger is a business reporter focused on the retail and gambling industries. He joined the Sydney Morning Herald in 1999 as its technology editor. Other roles have included the Herald's deputy business editor and online business editor.
Colin Kruger Update:Billabong called for a trading in its shares while negotiations continue with its two private equity-lead suitors. If the bids fail Billabong might need a $100 million capital raising.
Colin Kruger Kathmandu has been beset by further misfortune with chief executive Peter Halkett forced to take extended leave after suffering a severe infection following routine surgery last month.
Colin Kruger Billabong investors are waiting to hear whether concrete bids have emerged from the sportswear group's two suitors.
Colin Kruger After two years of heavy discounting, the tide seems to be turning against private brands as new tactics are deployed.
Colin Kruger Australia's big supermarket operators, Coles and Woolworths, may have copped a public flogging over their $1 a litre milk, but consumers are showing approval where it counts - in their shopping...
Colin Kruger Woolworths has unveiled plans to source milk direct from Australian dairy farmers.
Colin Kruger Woolworths is expected to unveil plans to buy milk directly from Australian dairy farmers as part of a campaign to demonstrate its concern about the viability of the industry despite offering $1 a...
Colin Kruger Kathmandu has warned that conditions will remain difficult, despite reporting a 70 per cent jump in first-half profit.
Colin Kruger Kathmandu has defied difficult retail conditions to post a hefty rise in first half profit, but has not provided any full-year guidance.
Colin Kruger It appears to be a case of once bitten twice shy for Billabong investors with the stock failing to recover Thursday’s losses despite the company confirming both potential suitors are ‘‘still in the...
Colin Kruger Billabong has gone into a trading halt after shares crashed to a record low, suggesting the company will not get a formal takeover offer from either of its private equity suitors which are due to...
Colin Kruger and Carolyn Cummins David Jones will increase its private-label offerings as it chases higher profit margins.
Colin Kruger British bookmaker Ladbrokes has hosed down reports it is about to buy into the online betting business owned by Tom Waterhouse at a price that values it in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Colin Kruger Kathmandu founder Jan Cameron is now the target of litigation funder IMF.
Colin Kruger and Madeleine Heffernan Terry Davis, one of Australia's longest-serving CEO's, will leave Coca-Cola Amatil next year.
Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil has announced that its chief executive Terry Davis will step down next year after more than 12 years running the beverage group.
Colin Kruger Hamish McLennan, has outlined the Ten Network's opposition to removal of the reach rule which prevents mergers between the metro television operators and their regional counterparts
Colin Kruger With an election looming, billionaire James Packer has warned both sides of politics against sending xenophobic messages to the region that will define our future - Asia.
Colin Kruger Southern Cross Media shares fell on Wednesday as markets started discounting the chances of the government passing media reforms that would ease mergers and acquisitions in the sector.
Colin Kruger The media industry is at loggerheads over reforms announced this week governing potential mergers and acquisitions in the sector, raising doubts about whether the legislation will be passed,...