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.

Bestseller can't save Murdoch Books

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Colin Kruger The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo could not save Rupert Murdoch’s nephew Matt Handbury and his publishing empire.

Sunday Tele editor Breen to exit News

neil breen.

Colin Kruger Sunday Telegraph editor Neil Breen has joined the list of senior departures at News Ltd, as the Sunday paper is more closely merged with the daily paper.


ASIC chills out on Eddy Groves' asset freeze

Colin Kruger CBD dinkus

Colin Kruger Failed childcare entrepreneur Eddy Groves finally seems to be getting the better of ASIC.

A commitment to print, an eye on digital

Colin Kruger, Miriam Steffens Staff at Australia's largest magazine publisher, Australian Consolidated Press, were not the only ones sighing with relief this week when their private equity paymasters, CVC, announced the business...

Family tosses a lifeline as gloss wears off ACP

 ACP magazines

Colin Kruger, Miriam Steffens A very private German media family is buying a very public magazine stable. Can they turn around ACP's fortunes?

Market unmoved by Billabong interest

The arrival of a second suitor for Billabong failed to excite the market, as shares continued to trade at $1.45.

Colin Kruger The arrival of a second suitor for Billabong yesterday failed to excite the market.

Suitors send Billabong skyward

Billabong surfwear retailer.

Colin Kruger Troubled surf clothing retailer Billabong may become the centre of bidding battle after it receives another a second takeover bid.

Phone-hacking scandal hits bonuses

Rupert Murdoch

Colin Kruger News Corp executives Rupert and James Murdoch, had millions cut from their bonuses.

Scandal hits Murdoch bonuses


Colin Kruger Senior News Corp executives, including Rupert and James Murdoch, saw millions cut from their annual bonuses last yeaR.

German media giant to take control of ACP Magazines

 ACP magazines

Colin Kruger SOME of Australia's most popular magazines, including the Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and TV Week are set to fall into German hands, with the debt-laden broadcaster Nine Entertainment last...

Packer's magazines sold off to German publisher to help Nine

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Colin Kruger The debt-laden Nine media group has been forced to sell off the magazine empire built up over decades by the Packer family, putting some of Australia's most popular titles into German hands.

ACP magazines sold to German giant


Colin Kruger The magazine division of Australian Consolidated Press, which includes its flagship Women’s Weekly, has been sold to German publishing giant Bauer Media Group.

Casella uncorks its strategy for a premium range of wines

Yellowtail wine

Colin Kruger Casella group - the winemaker behind export success Yellow Tail - plans to go upmarket.

Tatts dreams that Lotto will be nice

Tatts has underlined its confidence in a future that no longer includes pokies.

Colin Kruger Tatts has underlined its confidence in a future that no longer includes its largest earner.

Tatts looks beyond pokies as profit advances

Colin Kruger Tatts reported a 16% increase in profit after tax, aided by a strong performance across its main businesses.

David Jones sees light amid gloom

David Jones and Myer.

Colin Kruger David Jones has confirmed guidance for a massive drop in earnings this year, but sees an improvement in its sales tracking for the quarter.

CCA eyes fixed beyond the brew horizon

coke production

Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil has everything ready to re-enter the beer market late next year, save for an actual deal with a global beer brand.

Country Road scraps dividend

Country Road at 658 Church Street has a price tag of about $30 million.

Colin Kruger Country Road has reported an 11.6 per cent drop in profit after tax to $16.1 million for the year and says it will not pay a final dividend.

Coca-Cola Amatil prepares beer market re-entry


Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil teams up with the maker of Yellow Tail wines to prepare for its re-entry to the premium beer business.

Tablets are driving us digital

Tablet computers such as Apple's iPad have come out as the preffered device to go shopping.

Colin Kruger Smart phones may be more pervasive, but a survey has said it is tablet computers such as Apple’s iPad that are having a more profound impact in driving consumers into the digital world.