Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat is a business reporter covering the retail and beverage sectors.


Harvey Norman co-founder Ian Norman dies

Eli Greenblat Ian Norman, who teamed up with Gerry Harvey in 1982 to create the Harvey Norman retail chain that carries his name, has died.


Funtastic in a trading halt with US launch report pending

Eli Greenblat Investors in toy wholesaler Funtastic are bracing for the worst after the company placed its shares in a trading halt on Thursday.


Coles chief John Durkan to take retail battle up to Woolworths

Coles supermarket

Eli Greenblat Incoming Coles boss John Durkan is signalling the prospect of a fresh price war.


Wesfarmers chief Richard Goyder gets behind new Coles boss John Durkan

Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder has publicly backed the incoming boss of Coles, John Durkan, in the face of accusations from the competition watchdog of improper behaviour towards suppliers, making...


Noni B may go private as losses mount

Eli Greenblat The Kindl family which own more than one third of publicly listed women's clothing chain Noni B could be considering taking the struggling retailer private after it announced this morning a $5.


Wesfarmers eyes international expansion

Richard Goyder

Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder said this morning the Perth-based conglomerate was continuing to invest in its newly created business development office in Hong Kong to help the company direct and lay...


New Coles chief John Durkan faces hostile first outing with suppliers

Eli Greenblat John Durkan will make one his first public appearances as incoming Coles chief in front of a potentially hostile crowd.


Barbarians gather at the gate as foreign investors eye Penfolds

Penfolds bottle

Eli Greenblat With a takeover battle looming at Treasury Wine, Eli Greenblat looks at what structure is best suited to owning wine assets.


VB sales down, SABMiller reports

Crushed VB can.

Eli Greenblat SABMiller has witnessed a 1 per cent sales decline for its flagship brand VB.


Private equity firms circle Treasury

Michael Clarke

Eli Greenblat Treasury Wine chief Michael Clarke was working alongside private equity firm KKR just nine months ago.

Defiant Treasury Wine rallies its takeover defences

Speculation is mounting of a higher bid

Eli Greenblat Shares in Treasury Wine Estates shot 8 per cent above the bid made by private equity firm KKR on Wednesday as the board of the world's biggest listed wine company fleshed out its defence plans and...

US corporate raider circles Penfolds


Eli Greenblat It is Australia's only successful globally recognised luxury brand, but could soon be rendered a glistening prize that sits beside Toys 'R' Us, Oreo cookies and Samsonite luggage in the bulging...


Treasury says ignore KKR's $3.1b offer

Eli Greenblat Treasury Wine Estates has made its case to investors to ignore a surprise $3.1 billion takeover bid from private equity firm KKR by pledging to slash its workforce by 5 per cent and the savings to...


Treasury to aim Rosemount wines at UK convenience stores


Eli Greenblat Treasury Wine Estates will revamp part of its Rosemount Estate portfolio for the UK convenience store market to make a play for the estimated £200 million in revenue up for grabs from impulse...

Buyback signals JB Hi-Fi will focus on growth, not acquisitions

JB Hi-Fi

Eli Greenblat and Michael Smith JB Hi-Fi to use up $27.2 million of cash reserves to buy back 1.4 per cent from investors.


US homewares giant to open more stores in Australia

A Willams-Sonoma retail store stands in Corte Madera,

Eli Greenblat Pottery Barn owner to expand in Australia as the foreign retail invasion continues.


DJs makes some noise with great quarterly sales, but Paul Zahra stays quiet

Eli Greenblat DJs wipes floor with Myer, posting best quarter in years, but keeps boss in bunker.

Wesfarmers stands by new Coles boss John Durkan

John Durkan

Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers was refusing to comment late Monday on the future of the incoming boss of its Coles supermarket chain, John Durkan, despite the executive named in court documents as playing a key role in...

ACCC stoush

Wesfarmers stands by next Coles chief

Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers was refusing to comment late Monday on the future of the incoming boss of its Coles supermarket chain, John Durkan, despite the executive named in court documents as playing a key role in...


Cash for Coles: making suppliers pay

Coles supermarket Greenacre, Sydney. Generic Wesfarmers retail shopping centres Australia.
AFR Picture by STAFF

Eli Greenblat A casual request for cash from Red Bull was part of a pilot program where Coles sought payments from some of its key suppliers, court documents reveal.