Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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

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.
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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.


ACCC takes action against Coles over alleged treatment of suppliers


Eli Greenblat The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking action against Coles for "alleged unconscionable conduct towards its suppliers".


Myer boss Bernie Brookes vows a return to profit growth next year

Bernie Brookes.

Eli Greenblat Australia's biggest department store has vowed to return to profit growth next year.

Retail boss Mark McInnes blasts Labor, slams high wages

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Eli Greenblat Former David Jones boss Mark McInnes has introduced a speech by federal treasurer Joe Hockey with a blistering attack on the previous Labor government's management of the economy.


Pernod Ricard rumoured to be circling Treasury Wine Estates

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Eli Greenblat Shares in Treasury Wine Estates, the world's biggest listed winemaker and owner of brands such as Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Rosemount, have rocketed nearly 15 per cent this morning on rumors that...


Myer shares fall on sales figures

Bernie Brookes of Myer at Press Conference 15th September 2011

Eli Greenblat Myer shares have fallen sharply after the retailer reported a slight decline in total sales for the third quarter.


sass & bide in 48 per cent profit jump

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Eli Greenblat Australian fashion label sass & bide has successfully fended off the invasion of foreign retail giants such as Spanish fast-fashion giant Zara and Topshop and a slew of online competitors like ASOS...


Shares slide as Woolworths falls short in bid to defeat Coles

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Eli Greenblat Investors showed they had little patience for companies that undershot earnings forecasts, even by the thinnest of margins, sending down shares in retailer Woolworths on Wednesday by 3 per cent after...


Big Sister Foods collapses, 100 jobs at risk

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Eli Greenblat Iconic Australian food manufacturer Big Sister Foods has collapsed after nearly 70 years in business putting at risk the jobs of around 100 people.


Woolworths, Coles in sales growth dead heat


Eli Greenblat In a dead heat between Australia’s two biggest supermarket chains, Woolworths and Coles have tied for third quarter growth at their respective supermarket chains, setting up the final quarter of the...


Tough federal budget OK: Wesfarmers

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Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers chief Richard Goyder has backed the federal government's determination to reduce debt, but does not believe mooted tax rises and spending cuts in the May budget will dent earnings growth...


Tough budget won't hurt spending, says Wesfarmers chief Richard Goyder

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Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder said he wasn't fearful of a dive in consumer demand if the federal government introduced a raft of tax hikes, new levies and spending cuts as part of what it is touting...


Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks fly flag for Wesfarmers

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Eli Greenblat Perth-based comglomerate Wesfarmers has once again relied on its Coles supermarket, Bunnings hardware chain and Officeworks stores to do the heavy lifting in terms of sales with the company's retail...


Dick Smith online sales jump by 47 per cent

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Eli Greenblat Consumer electronics retailer Dick Smith, which listed on the sharemarket last year in a $345 million float, has reported a 1 per cent lift in like for like sales in the third quarter with online...


Australian wine sales to China plummet

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Eli Greenblat Latest figures on Australia's wine export performance show a steep 12 per cent decline in sales to China.


Business as usual for Dick Smith's 'watertight' DJs deal

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Eli Greenblat Dick Smith chief says a deal to operate David Jones' floor space was 'watertight'.


David Jones electronics deal 'watertight': Dick Smith chief

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Eli Greenblat Dick Smith chief Nick Abboud said his deal to operate David Jones' electronics floor space was ''water tight'' and would not be affected by the proposed $2.


Woolworths shopper dockets breached watchdog deal


Eli Greenblat Federal Court rules Woolworths shopper dockets breached deal with competition regulator.


David Jones plans in the pipeline as shock eases

David Jones is expecting sales will remain flat over the Christmas season.

Eli Greenblat, Jemima Whyte Woolworths chief Ian Moir has identified three sites for new, smaller David Jones stores.