Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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


Myer chief Paul McClintock says time right to remove GST loophole

Cash register.

Eli Greenblat Myer chairman hopes Coalition will act quickly to do away with GST exemption on imported goods.


Myer uninterested in Westfield online mall

Pedestrians and a cyclist pass a Myer department store in central Melbourne in this November 2, 2009 file photo. Myer Holdings Ltd, Australia's largest department store chain, cut its profit guidance on May 23, 2012 after a sharp decline in sales in April and into May as the struggling retail sector fails to respond to cuts in interest rates.

Eli Greenblat The nation’s biggest department store Myer has refused to sign up to a new online mall set up by Westfield.


Myer: Consumer sentiment is improving

Myer logo.

Eli Greenblat Chairman says consumer sentiment has improved since the federal election.


Major shareholders call David Jones chairman Peter Mason to emergency talks

Peter Mason

Eli Greenblat Three of upmarket department store David Jones' biggest shareholders have met for emergency talks with its embattled chairman, Peter Mason, as the revolt against the company's board reaches fever...


David Jones shareholders hold emergency meetings with chairman Peter Mason

David Jones.

Eli Greenblat Three of David Jones’ biggest shareholders met for emergency talks with its embattled chairman, as the revolt against the company’s board reaches fever pitch.


Coles, Woolworths still in sights of ACCC despite new code of conduct

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Eli Greenblat The competition regulator has vowed to push ahead with its twin investigations into the power of the supermarkets chains over allegations of bullying suppliers and the misuse of petrol shopper...


Woolies faces grilling over Dick Smith

Dick Smith.

Eli Greenblat It could be the worst deal Woolworths has done in 20 years, and will leave its shareholders staring down the barrel of hundreds of millions of dollars in forgone profits.

Costco poised to open Ringwood store

The Age, Business. Parick Noone, CEO Costco Australia in the new Ringwood Store.Pic Simon Schluter 14 November 2013.

Eli Greenblat As workers scurry around in yellow fluoro vests putting the final touches on Costco's newest discount warehouse in Melbourne's outer east, a giant teddy bear throws a vacant gaze across countless...


From $20m to $344m: Dick Smith for sale

Dick Smith

Eli Greenblat Less than one year after buying Dick Smith from supermarket giant Woolworths, the private equity owners are floating the retailer.


Costco's Ringwood store a big challenge to rivals

About 100,000 Australians are believed to be Costco members.

Eli Greenblat Costco is stepping up its expansion drive, as it puts Woolies and Coles in its sights.

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Myer in good shape as first-quarter sales climb

A Myer Pop Up shop in Southern Cross Station.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie. December 12 2012.

Eli Greenblat, Glenda Kwek Bernie Brookes says his plans to step down remain on track despite 'time in the sun' ahead.


Myer prepares - and hopes - for Christmas rush

Myer logo.

Eli Greenblat Bernie Brookes believes Myer has got the settings right to make the most of Christmas shopping, but he remains cautious about trading for December.


Warrnambool suitor Saputo reveals its global ambitions


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Eli Greenblat Canadian food giant's ambitious growth plans are not just anchored to the booming Asian region.


Beer price can't keep rising, says Coopers chief


Eli Greenblat Twice-a-year jump in the excise on beer could cause a wedge between drinkers and their favourite amber.


Cheers to that: Coopers posts record result

Coopers beer glass.

Eli Greenblat The nation's biggest Australian-owned brewers, South Australia's Coopers Brewery, has brushed aside troubles facing the brewing sector, such as stagnant beer sales and a downturn in consumer...


Wesfarmers chief Richard Goyder warns Canberra against intervention


Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers chief Richard Goyder has sent a clear message to Canberra not to interfere with the nation's supermarket sector, warning that an attempt to cap the market share of Coles and Woolworths...


Coles not the cause of farmers' ills: Goyder


Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder says it is too simplistic to blame all of the ills of the nation’s farming and food sectors on the way the chain interacted with suppliers.


Sass & Bide founders step down from board

Heidi Middleton and Sarah Jane Clarke

Eli Greenblat The co-founders of Australian fashion label sass & bide, Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, have resigned as directors of the business empire they created 14 years ago as Myer tightens its grip...


Woolies' $1b land bank for hardware


Eli Greenblat Woolworths and its US joint-venture partner, Lowe's, lay groundwork for national rollout of their Masters hardware stores.


Mumm's the word as champagne sparkles in Australia

Spring Racing Carnival at the Flemington Racecourse. Birdcage previews. 31 October 2013. (Mumm marquee)
The Age NEWS. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

Eli Greenblat Australia has elbowed drinkers in Italy, Britain and even China to emerge as the No. 1 export destination for G.H.