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 Billabong has called an indefinite trading suspension while negotiations with two potential suitors drag on.
Colin Kruger Fairfax Media announced a restructure on Thursday that will establish its strongly performing real estate unit, Domain.
Colin Kruger Billabong has asked for a trading suspension to remain in place until it can make an announcement about the takeover negotiations.
Colin Kruger Fairfax Metro Media chief executive Jack Matthews is set to leave the publishing company in a massive shake-up that will see its business units reshuffled and merged.
Colin Kruger Coles has denied that a major review of its health and nutrition product offerings is designed to squeeze branded products off its shelves in favour of private-label replacements.
Colin Kruger and Eli Greenblat Speculation is mounting that Billabong's two US private equity suitors have dropped their takeover offer price to as low as 80¢ a share.
Colin Kruger Fairfax Media is expected to announce a restructure and management overhaul this week.
Colin Kruger The Byron Bay Cookie Company is being put up for sale this week and foreign buyers have already shown interest as bank-appointed receivers try to recover millions of dollars.
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.