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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 Metcash shares fall after the wholesaler said price deflation led to an earnings downgrade.
Colin Kruger Consumer confidence is up and interest rates down since last year’s festive season - so why aren't shoppers spending more?
Colin Kruger Metcash has downgraded its earnings guidance for the current financial year blaming loss of operating leverage due to price deflation and store closures.
Colin Kruger JB Hi-Fi chief executive Terry Smart was forced to reassure the market that all is well at the retailer after investors reacted badly to the news it was entering the whitegoods market in competition...
Colin Kruger The carnage in the retail sector has created an opportunity for JB Hi-Fi which said it plans to bring its low-cost business model to the homewares market and offer whitegoods, cooking and small...
Colin Kruger HARVEY Norman executive chairman Gerry Harvey says industry conditions remain dire and he expects more retailers will go bust next year after the Christmas sales are over.
Colin Kruger Tatts has won the operating rights for South Australia's lottery and keno service for the next 40 years at a cost of $427 million, giving it an almost clean sweep of the lotteries business in...
Colin Kruger Gerry Harvey expects more retailers will go bust early next year, but is confident that Harvey Norman will be the ''last man standing".
Colin Kruger Gaming firm Tatts has secured the right to operate South Australia's lottery and Keno services for the next 40 years.
Colin Kruger GetUp! confirmed it has dropped Wesfarmers from the anti-poker machine campaign.
Colin Kruger Coles is considering $1 bet limits on the poker machines it owns as the company explores options to distance itself from the pubs and gambling business.
Colin Kruger David Jones is expecting sales will remain flat over the important Christmas season.
Colin Kruger Stepping down as chairman of David Jones, Bob Savage opens up on some of the more controversial issues that dogged his near-decade long run in the job.
Colin Kruger The troubled retailer’s sales woes worried shareholders at the AGM, as did poor customer service.
Colin Kruger Woolworths investors have overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would have placed more restrictions on the company's 12,000 poker machines.
Colin Kruger James Strong would be glad to see its pokie business is yet to dent the company's image.
Colin Kruger Woolworths chairman James Strong would have seen the defeat this morning of the resolution to put further curbs on its 12,000 electronic gaming machines as a good indication that its poker machine...
Colin Kruger Fashion-conscious shoppers helped David Jones eke out its first quarter of sales growth in two years, but it did not impress the market.
Colin Kruger David Jones stocks slid 6% after the department store's sales missed forecasts and it tried to downplay yesterday's website meltdown.
Colin Kruger Cabcharge is heading for a ''second strike'' at this week's shareholders meeting, with investor advocates and proxy advisers recommending investors vote down its remuneration report for a second time.