Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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

Hardware

Woolies in land grab for Masters expansion

Eli Greenblat Woolworths is sitting on a land bank worth nearly $1.1 billion as it rolls out more Masters stores, but the hardware chain is still deep in the red.

Beverages

Coca-Cola Amatil braces for profit fall

Eli Greenblat Coca-Cola Amatil is the latest discretionary business to fall foul of weak consumer demand following the federal election.

Retail

Gerry Harvey rails against red tape

Eli Greenblat The Harvey Norman boss called on the government to eliminate the ''100 foot high'' tower of bureaucracy.

Retail

Gerry Harvey launches red tape crusade

Gerry Harvey.

Eli Greenblat Harvey Norman founder calls for the government to eliminate a ''100-foot'' tower of red tape and is at a loss to explain why there's no post-poll bounce in sales at his stores.

Retail

Billabong receives cash injection

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Eli Greenblat Troubled surfwear and streetwear retailer Billabong announced this morning that $US300 million in funding from its new private equity partners, Centrebridge Partners and Oaktree Capital, had been...

Retail

Coca-Cola hit by fizzing demand

Coca Cola

Eli Greenblat Coca-Cola Amatil is the latest discretionary business to fall foul of weaker than expected consumer demand following the federal election.

Wine

Tahbilk has bottle for US expansion as dollar value falls

Alister Purbrick of Tahbilk Winery

Eli Greenblat Victorian winemaker Tahbilk has reactivated its export growth strategy for the crucial US market.

DJs all smiles as poll suits its clientele

A man sweeps the catwalk.

Eli Greenblat Nation's oldest department store appears to have been flooded with exuberant Liberal voters.

Retail

DJs shares jump after sales result

David Jones.

Eli Greenblat It seems the nation's oldest and most prestigious department store has been flooded by exuberant Liberal and National voters since September's federal election who are happy to celebrate the...

Woolworths still waiting for post-poll boost

Women walk dogs in front of a Woolworths store in Sydney July 30, 2013.

Eli Greenblat A belief that the end of the federal election campaign would lead to a boom has born no fruit.

Retail

Oroton plumps up labels with US deal

Shows The GAP Menswear Shop At The Rocks .

Eli Greenblat Fashion accessories company Oroton has inked a deal with US apparel chain Gap Inc.

Retail

Oroton plugs the Ralph Lauren gap with Gap

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Eli Greenblat Handbags and fashion accessories company Oroton Group has inked a deal with US apparel chain Gap that could result in 20 Gap stores opening across Australia and New Zealand within the next 10 years.

Retail

Customer confidence no 'silver bullet', says Woolies chief

Woolies logo.

Eli Greenblat Woolworths boss Grant O'Brien has welcomed the end to the year-long political campaign in the lead up to last month's federal election, saying the decisive outcome should remove the uncertainty which...

Wine

Dearie's parting shot at Treasury

David Dearie.

Eli Greenblat The ousted Treasury boss has dismissed allegations he lacked operational skills.

Wine

Pernod Ricard ups the (Jacob's) Creek

Jacob's Creek

Eli Greenblat Paris-based drinks giant Pernod Ricard will introduce contemporary new packaging and labelling for its flagship Australian wine brand Jacob's Creek in the new year as it builds the case for a price...

Wines

Shares a handy win for winemaker De Bortoli

Darren De Bortoli.

Eli Greenblat De Bortoli Wines, one of Australia's largest family-owned wine groups, has swung back into profitability as rising equities markets helped boost the winemaker's extensive share portfolio.

Takeovers

Kirin snaps up blocking stake in WCB

Cheese.

Eli Greenblat The Japanese group stood in the market to buy a 10% holding at premium prices.

Takeovers

Lion buys blocking stake in WCB

Cows in front of Warrnambool Butter & Cheese.

Eli Greenblat Lion has outed itself as the mystery buyer of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter shares today that sent the stock flying.

Litigation

Treasury in shareholder firing line

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Eli Greenblat Treasury Wine Estates, the world's biggest pure-play winemaker, has one more contentious issue to juggle as it searches for a new CEO and is staring down the barrel of a multimillion-dollar class...

Retail

Snowgum goes into voluntary administration

Snowgum

Ben Butler and Eli Greenblat Rising rents and wages, stagnant sales and steep discounting from competitor Kathmandu are to blame for the collapse of adventurewear retailer Snowgum, managing director Ross Elliott says.