Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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


Craft beer boom gets Little Creatures brewing in Geelong

Eli Greenblat Lion CEO Stuart Irvine must be one of the business world’s biggest optimists, because he's has just spent $60 million on a new brewery at a time when the beer market is in its third year of stagnant...


Lion protects its cheese interests in WCB

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter

Eli Greenblat,Tim Binsted and Jared Lynch The three-way takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese & Butter intensifies.


Lion will use 10pc WCB stake to defend its own cheese interests

cheddar cheese

Eli Greenblat Brewing giant Lion is flexing its considerable muscle in the $500 million-plus takeover battle for Victorian group Warrnambool Cheese & Butter, saying it will use its 10 per cent stake in the small...


Supermarket chains to end steep fuel discounts

Fuel prices at the Woolworths Petrol Station.

Eli Greenblat Fuel discounts capped to avoid a possibly bruising court battle with the competition regulator.


Same old song but new lyrics: Have yourself a merry mobile Christmas


Eli Greenblat The ''tip-tap'' of someone tapping away on a mobile phone is certainly less jolly than the tune of sleigh bells or a chorus of carol singers, but the unmistakeable beat of fingers rapping against a...


Cap for supermarket fuel discounts


Eli Greenblat Shopper docket fuel disocunts to be capped at 4 cents per litre from January 1.

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A very mobile Christmas: Shopping on-the-go to soar


Eli Greenblat Australian retailers, bricks-and-mortar stores as well as the online hordes, will have their begging bowls out for the near $30 billion in spending expected to wash through the economy in the lead up...


Richard Goyder says GrainCorp decision has not tarnished Australia's reputation

Richard Goyder.

Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers boss dismisses chatter that Australia's reputation as a welcome harbour for foreign investment was tarnished by last week's decision.


Sharemarket rush expected for Dick Smith float


Eli Greenblat Shares in debutant Dick Smith expected to trade strongly as investors rush chance to invest in mid-cap retailer with a national footprint.


Supermarkets close to deal on fuel discount dockets, cap tipped

Illustration: Greg Bakes.

Eli Greenblat Woolworths and Coles close to doing deal with competition regulator over controversial petrol shopper docket schemes.

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Coca-Cola swoops on GrainCorp executive Alison Watkins


Eli Greenblat Coca-Cola Amatil has plucked its new chief executive from outside the close-knit Coca-Cola family.

Coca-Cola swoops on GrainCorp executive Alison Watkins

Coca cola.

Eli Greenblat Coca-Cola Amatil has plucked its new chief executive from outside the close-knit Coca-Cola family, tapping former GrainCorp boss Alison Watkins to help transform the bottler into a global...


Doubts raised over GST windfall on imported goods

Alan Oster

Eli Greenblat NAB's chief economist has demolished the online GST argument put forward by retailers.


Taylors poised for growth as dollar backs export lift

Eli Greenblat Clare Valley winemaker Taylors Wines has ridden the wave of a weakening Australian dollar.


Treasury Wine Estates seeks Supreme Court injunction to stop Mark Elliott accessing its shareholder register

Treasury wines.

Eli Greenblat Treasury Wine Estates has sought an injunction against Mark Elliott to stop him accessing its shareholder register.


TWE takes action against class action instigator


Eli Greenblat The world’s biggest winemaker seeks an injunction against class action specialist Mark Elliott to stop him gaining access to its shareholder register.


Wine warning from former Treasury boss


Eli Greenblat The former boss of the world's biggest winemaker, Treasury Wine Estates, has warned that Australia's highly fragmented wine sector needed to consolidate to give it enough muscle to push back against...

Retailers vow to use legal loopholes to stay in GST play

bernie brookes myer

Eli Greenblat Australia's biggest retailers might be forced to ship in products through the back door via New Zealand to match the GST-free advantage enjoyed by overseas websites unless Canberra acts immediately...


Myer readies for H&M 'honey pot'

Eli Greenblat Myer chief Bernie Brookes says he is is ready for the battle as Swedish global retail giant H&M prepares to open next door in Melbourne’s city mall.

Class Actions

Treasury Wine boss slams rising tide of 'crazy' lawsuits


Eli Greenblat Warwick Every-Burns says class actions being manufactured by self-interested litigators.