Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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


Harvey Norman buffeted by soft consumer spending

The Harvey Norman AGM at in CBD Gerry Harvey 
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Tuesday November 29 2011

Eli Greenblat Billionaire Gerry Harvey has pushed back against "stupid" calls for him to spin off Harvey Norman's property assets


Woolies lashes out over cheap fuel court action

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Eli Greenblat Woolies boss says the supermarket giant hasn't broken fuel shopper docket rules and will continue to offer deals that give drivers an 8 cent per litre discount at the pump.


Mixed results as Woolworths posts $1.3b profit

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Eli Greenblat Woolworths has posted a mixed profit result for the first half but upped its guidance for the full year.

Patties caught in the crossfire

Eli Greenblat Patties Foods, the market leader in the savoury and fruit pie categories, is in the front lines of the battle waging through the supermarket channel over private-label branding


Specialty Fashion Group cuts back discounting at Millers

Eli Greenblat Women's apparel retailer Specialty Fashion Group is not in the mood for acquisitions after snapping up the Rivers Australia clothing and footwear business for $5 million last year, and will instead...


ACCC to take Coles and Woolworths to court over fuel discounts

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Eli Greenblat Woolworths and Coles will test the competition regulator's power to rip apart generous fuel discounts of more than 4¢ a litre, with a December truce between the supermarkets and watchdog already...


Consumer watchdog ACCC takes Woolworths, Coles to court over fuel dockets

Fuel prices at the Woolworths Petrol Station.

Eli Greenblat ACCC has started proceedings in the Federal Court against the supermarket duo for allegedly breaching their promises over future fuel shopper dockets schemes.

Casella books second loss in 20 years

John Casella.

Eli Greenblat Casella Wines has notched up its second loss in 20 years after refusing to bend to competitive forces and the weight of the Australian dollar


Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes smites all challengers to retain his throne

Bernie Brookes.

Eli Greenblat To the left of him, models and celebrities; to the right, even more models, as well as football players and fashion designers.

Myer's Bernie Brookes to stay on and lead tilt for David Jones


Eli Greenblat It's the merger that was off, but is now back on, led by two chief executives that were supposed to quit but now look like staying.


Myer primes pump for DJs

DOCKLANDS, AUSTRALIA 20 FEBRUARY 2014: Photo of Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes and Myer chairman Paul McClintok at their offices at Docklands on Thursday 20 February  2014.   THE AGE /  LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI

Eli Greenblat Myer is digging in for a protracted siege of upmarket rival David Jones to secure its dream of a $3.


Fired up Myer boss Bernie Brookes dangles overseas expansion before DJs

Bernie Brookes of Myer at Press Conference 15th September 2011

Eli Greenblat Myer chief executive Bernie Brookes has postponed his retirement plan, as the retailer revives its push for a merger with DJs.


Treasury Wines Estates picks outsider as its new leader

The newly released Penfolds Grange at Dan Murphy's, Alexandria, Sydney. 2nd may 2013. Photo by Tamara Dean


Eli Greenblat Troubled owner of iconic brands such as Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Beringer, has reached outside the wine sector for its next chief executive.

Richard Goyder warns on negative chatter

NEWS  -  Richard Goyder, Managing Director of Wesfarmers after their press conference in their offices in Perth.

Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers chief Richard Goyder says he has faced ''incredibly pessimistic'' sentiment in Australia since returning last month from the World Economic Forum in Davos, with the recent spate of factory...


Wesfarmers lifts dividend as profit beats forecasts

Coles supermarket Greenacre, Sydney. Generic Wesfarmers retail shopping centres Australia.
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Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers's net profit rose a better-than-expected 11.2 per cent to $1.4 billion in the six months ending December 31, as stronger earnings from Coles, Kmart and Bunnings countered weaker profits...


Dick Smith turns around under new owners

Eli Greenblat Consumer electronics business Dick Smith has smashed its prospectus earnings forecasts from its $520 million sharemarket float last year, casting further doubt on the decision by its former owner...

SPC Ardmona

Outgoing Coca-Cola Amatil boss defends taxpayers' SPC Ardmona subsidy

Terry Davis.

Eli Greenblat Outgoing boss Terry Davis hands next chief a clean slate from which to fashion strategy and growth plans.


Pacific Brands boss John Pollaers blames Australian retailers for their woes

John Pollaers.

Eli Greenblat Pacific Brands boss John Pollaers scolds Australian retailers for not adequately investing in staffing and the quality of their store offerings.


Wesfarmers hands Coles chief Ian McLeod plum job

Ian McLeod.

Eli Greenblat Wesfarmers hands current boss Ian McLeod a plum new, but as yet unspecified, advisory role.


Coles boss Ian McLeod steps down

The new head of Coles Ian McLean at Coles , Victoria Gardens  today Age Business Pic taken by John Woudstra May 23 2008 SPECIALX 12345

Eli Greenblat Ian McLeod, who has led the $1 billion profit turnaround at supermarket chain Coles, is stepping down as managing director.