Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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


Woolworths to create thousands of jobs

Eli Greenblat Supermarket giant Woolworths has promised a jobs bonanza next year in the face of a series of manufacturing closures this year that has seen thousands put out of work, and will open 108 new stores in...


The Reject Shop chief Chris Bryce in surprise exit

Chris Bryce

Eli Greenblat Discount retailer The Reject Shop has announced the shock departure of its long serving chief executive Chris Bryce who has resigned and will leave the retailer at the end of the current financial...


New David Jones chairman urges CEO Paul Zahra to stay


Eli Greenblat and Elizabeth Knight New chairman Gordon Cairns wants department store's CEO to take back resignation.

Gordon Cairns named David Jones chairman, Paul Zahra announcement 'in very near future'

David Jones.

Eli Greenblat and Elizabeth Knight Upmarket retailer David Jones has named former Westpac director Gordon Cairns as its new chairman as the retailer tries to rebuild its board after the resignation of its former chairman and two...


Billabong facing class action over misconduct claims

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Eli Greenblat A three-year corporate soap opera featuring dumped CEOs just got worse for Billabong.


Investors have little to smile about as Funtastic cuts Madman film unit


Eli Greenblat Funtastic will pay a hefty price for severing itself from its struggling film distribution unit Madman, booking as much as a $28 million impairment charge on the sale that will plunge the wholesaler...


'Click and collect' boost Australian online retailers

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Eli Greenblat Shoppers have embraced the concept of buying online and collecting their purchases from a store.


Plain packaging making 'no impact' on Australian smokers, say tobacco chiefs


Eli Greenblat The bosses of the world's second biggest tobacco company, British American Tobacco, have boasted to investors that the introduction of plain packaging in Australia last year hadn't stopped smokers...


Neiman Marcus ramps up Australian presence

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Eli Greenblat David Jones and Myer face a new threat. American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus is promising to become a lot more visible to Australian shoppers, even if it isn’t opening any stores here.


Australia Post head Ahmed Fahour calls time at Rip Curl

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Eli Greenblat Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour has stepped down as chairman and a director of surfwear company Rip Curl.


Myer move to extend its retail options with FSS Retail

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Eli Greenblat Myer may be preparing to launch a fresh acquisition spree for bolt-on fashion and house-ware brands.


Woolworths denies breaking fuel shopper docket rules


Eli Greenblat Woolworths boss says the supermarket giant has not broken fuel shopper docket rules.


Woolworths edges closer to target with $1.3b profit


Eli Greenblat Woolworths chief Grant O'Brien cautions investors not to get too excited about upgraded earnings.


Gerry Harvey slams vested interests pushing for asset sales as retailer's profits up 36%

Gerry Harvey.

Eli Greenblat Gerry Harvey pushes back against calls for him to spin off Harvey Norman's extensive assets.


Harvey Norman buffeted by soft consumer spending

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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...