Colin Kruger

Colin Kruger

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.

Cricket Australia, Nine set for courtroom showdown

Mark Hawthorne, Colin Kruger and Chris Vedelago A May 31 courtroom showdown looms between Cricket Australia and the Nine Network over the rights to broadcast the sport on free-to-air television.


News Corp investors push for role split

Rupert Murdoch./

Colin Kruger News Corp investors renew calls for Rupert Murdoch to split roles of chairman and CEO, as well as eliminating two-tier share structure.


Digital powering the news

The age ipad edition.

Colin Kruger Major newspaper publishers continue to experience robust sales of paid digital editions.


Stalled takeover talks bad news for Billabong


Colin Kruger Billabong is caught between the bargain bin and the reject pile with its latest suitor dragging out talks in a manner that suggests its 60¢ a share tentative offer is no longer on the table.


Seven shares surge as chief calls bottom on the bad times

CEO of seven west DON VOELTE during an interview with afr after delivering the broadcasting companies results for 2013.

Colin Kruger Seven West Media shares surged today after the media group said the current financial year will mark ‘‘the worst of it’’ in terms of earnings performance and unleashed another round of cost cutting.

Coles rebuff

Coke boss lashes out over rip-off claims

Coca cola

Colin Kruger Boss Terry Davis came out swinging against claims Coca-Cola Amatil is ripping off consumers.


Amatil shares plunge on earnings decline

Man crushing a can of coke, coca cola, soft drink, fizzy drink.

Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil shares plunged after revealing its first earnings decline in seven years.


Coke: we don't pay $1.50 per hour


Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil tells Coles why it charges more for a Coke here than in Indonesia: we don't pay Australian workers $1.50 an hour, and neither do you.


It's high fives for JB Hi-Fi's latest profit predictions

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 Boxing Day Sales at Stockland Shellharbour. 26 December 2012.
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Colin Kruger JB Hi-Fi shares jumped to another year high on Friday after the retailer raised its earnings guidance.


JB Hi-Fi turns up volume on earnings guidance


Colin Kruger JB Hi-Fi shares jump after the retailer announced a profit upgrade on the back of a significant turnaround in sales.


'Too many joint ventures': APN


Colin Kruger APN chairman Peter Cosgrove has told investors that there are no plans to revisit the proposed capital raising that led to a boardroom exodus in February.


John Alexander joins Seven board

John Alexander

Colin Kruger John Alexander, who helped oversee the Packer family’s media interests, has joined the board of Kerry Stokes’ media operation, Seven West Media.


Sports back betting hike for Tabcorp

Tabcorp shares close at their highest.

Colin Kruger Tabcorp shares closed at their highest since 2011, after gaming revenues rose 2.6 per cent.


Offer for Billabong hanging in

Garrett McNamara

Colin Kruger The odds are firming on Billabong receiving a concrete bid when exclusive talks end next week.


Retail rally tipped to flow on to liquor

Woolworths liquor.

Colin Kruger Australians are starting to spend big again and the news could not be better for the liquor industry.


Consumers spending big - cheers to that

Champagne bottle, sparkling wine, popping cork.

Colin Kruger Australians are spending on large white goods again, indicating other retailers can expect better business.


Regulator delays Crown stake decision

Colin Kruger James Packer will have to wait at least another month to see whether Crown will be able to lift its stake in Echo Entertainment.


Reject Shop steps up push for more stores

Colin Kruger Discount retailer The Reject Shop went into a trading halt on Tuesday and announced plans to raise $40 million to fund its accelerated store rollout program into 2014 despite reporting that retail...


Waterhouse defends high-profile role

Reined in: Tom Waterhouse was muzzled by Channel Nine following viewer outcry over his in-game spruiking of odds.

Colin Kruger Controversial bookmaker Tom Waterhouse, has come out in defence of his high-profile marketing and promotion of sports betting during the broadcasts of Australia's most popular sports.


Billabong denies takeover talks stalled

Billabong logo.

Colin Kruger Billabong said it is on track to update the market on the status of exclusive talks on a potential takeover bid after exclusivity period ends this evening.