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.

Rising rents force job cuts at discount stores

Colin Kruger, Scott Rochfort THE challenging retail landscape has caught up with Retail Adventures, the discount shop operator owned by the Kathmandu-founder Jan Cameron.

Rescue on cards for Anzac biscuit maker

Colin Kruger UNIBIC, maker of the enduring Anzac biscuit, could emerge with a new owner as early as today following its collapse last week, which was blamed on rising raw material prices and a squeeze on its...

Coke 'no' to Foster's spirits


Colin Kruger Coca-Cola Amatil has decided against buying Foster's spirits and ready-to-drink business.

Suppliers refer Coles, Woolies to ACCC

Woolworths & Coles

Mark Hawthorne, Colin Kruger SUPPLIERS to Australia's two dominant supermarket chains have complained to the consumer watchdog about ''unconscionable conduct'' by Coles and Woolworths.

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Suppliers tackle Coles and Woolworths with complaints to ACCC

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Mark Hawthorne and Colin Kruger Suppliers approach consumer watchdog to complain about the behaviour of Coles and Woolworths.

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Crown 'interest' in Echo

Colin Kruger Crown Ltd lodged a shareholder notice acknowledging its interest in Echo Entertainment.

Coca-Cola Amatil put its spin on Woolies' bottle wars

Colin Kruger If Coke doesn't have the power to stare down Australia's largest retailer, who does?

Coke loses its fizz in battle of the margins with Woolies


Colin Kruger If Coke doesn't have the brand power to stare down Australia's largest retailer, Woolworths, who does?

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Crown under review over Echo

Colin Kruger Regulators have said they will conduct a review of whether Crown should exceed the ownership cap.

Billabong rejects new offer


Colin Kruger Talks with TPG Capital collapse after surfwear retailer's founder scuttles deal.

Aristocrat shares soar on bumper earnings

Colin Kruger Shares of poker machine maker Aristocrat Leisure jumped as much as 16 per cent this morning after the company easily beat guidance.

Billabong ends talks as it rejects sweetened bid

Colin Kruger Billabong shares slump after it calls off negotiations with TPG Capital and rejects an increased offer by the private equity group.

Packer eyes high rollers




David Chang is set to open his first restaurant outside the USA as he heads a stellar line-up of international and Australian chefs set to open their doors at Sydney’s all new Star City in 2011.

Colin Kruger James Packer wants control of rival casino operator Echo Entertainment in order to create a billion-dollar luxury destination for VIP Asian gamblers at Sydney's harbour development showpiece -...

Maximum bet shows Packer fixed on Star for his casino crown

Packer Star

Colin Kruger, Eli Greenblat JAMES PACKER has unveiled his ambitions to corner Australia's casino market after his gaming operation, Crown Ltd, doubled its stake in local rival Echo Entertainment Group.

Packer improves his odds

Colin Kruger James Packer believes Australia can be an upmarket destination for well-heeled Asians.

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As far as potential goes, more is more

Colin Kruger JAMES PACKER is a big believer in the potential of Australia as an upmarket tourism destination for well-heeled Asians.

Crown ups stake in rival Echo

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Colin Kruger and Eli Greenblat James Packer has unveiled his ambition to corner Australia's casino market.

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Tourist magnets attract Packer play


Colin Kruger Billionaire James Packer is chasing the tourism dollar and that means grabbing a bigger share in Echo's Sydney and Queensland casinos.

Echo shares jump as Crown stake doubles


Colin Kruger James Packer's casino operator Crown has tightened its grip on local rival Echo, announcing that it has more than doubled its stake in The Star's owner.

Echo defends handling of Star chief's exit

Colin Kruger Echo chairman John Story has defended the company’s conduct today in relation to the sacking of the The Star casino’s former head Sid Vaikunta.