Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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


Ikea ups sales and profit despite tight market

Eli Greenblat Australians' love affair with flat-pack furniture and the Allen key ascended new heights last year.


Victorian consumers the most anxious: NAB


Eli Greenblat Consumer anxiety is on the rise amid ongoing weakness in the economy, and Victorians seem to be having the most sleepless nights.


Coopers Brewery has paid out record dividends to its mostly family shareholders

Coopers bottle logo.

Eli Greenblat It was a good year to marry into the family that owns Australia's largest local brewer with its 143 shareholders showered with $14.7 million in dividends.


Ringing tills a happy sound for retailers

Eli Greenblat A good Christmas and start to the new year have buoyed the sector's hopes.


Costco earmarks third Melbourne store

MCJ 17th Feb 2012
Generic pictures of  the Costco Docklands store
The Age/Business, 

Photo by Michael Clayton-Jones

Eli Greenblat Melbourne will emerge as the jewel in the crown of US discount supermarket giant Costco’s aggressive expansion in Australia with a fourth warehouse now planned for the city, to be situated at...


Vmoto scooters in fast lane as sales expand in China

Eli Greenblat Scooter manufacturer Vmoto says it is on track to notch up its maiden annual profit in the 2013 calendar year of between $300,000 and $600,000.

Paradice Investment Management takes big stake in Dick Smith

Eli Greenblat Boutique funds management firm Paradice Investment Management, run by fund manager David Paradice, looks to have taken on a more bullish stance on the discretionary retail space after emerging as a...


Paradice Investment Management takes big stake in Dick Smith

Photographed is David Paradice from Paradice Investment Management. 97321452. Photo by Tomasz Machnik.

Eli Greenblat Boutique funds management firm takes a more bullish stance on discretionary retail space.


Tropical low prompts evacuation at Port Hedland iron ore export terminal


Eli Greenblat A storm off Australia's north-west coast may develop into a cyclone overnight, prompting evacuation.


Costco gets another $110 million from US parent for Australian expansion


Eli Greenblat US discount retailer Costco has funnelled another $110 million to its Australian operations to help fund its rollout of big-box warehouse stores as the world's eighth-largest retailer intensifies the...


Midnight shoppers putting a Christmas smile on retailers' faces

NARRE WARREN, AUSTRALIA- SEPTEMBER 20, 2012; Generic photo of people shopping at the new Myers at Fountain Gate shopping centre in Narre Warren on Thursday September 20, 2012.  AFR  /  LUIS ENRIQUE ASCUI

Eli Greenblat Retailers could be in for one of their best holiday trading periods in years.


Former Foster's brewer damns bland beers of the mainstream

Trevor O'Hoy

Eli Greenblat It is a bit like your fortune teller grabbing you aside one day and telling you her tarot card readings were all made up, or your lifelong family doctor admitting on his retirement that herbal...

Target says $1m payment to MAC not an admission its cosmetics were fake

makeup lipstick

Eli Greenblat Target will pay global make-up group MAC Cosmetics $1 million after settling a case over the discount store chain's sale of a range of allegedly fake MAC cosmetics last year.


Target to pay $1m to settle MAC fake cosmetics case

MAC cosmetics

Eli Greenblat Target will pay global make-up giant MAC Cosmetics $1 million after settling a long running legal case


Former Foster's boss Trevor O'Hoy joins vitamin group Swisse

Trevor O'Hoy (L) and Radek Sali at Swisse Headquarters in Collingwood. Trevor is joining the board as a director of the company. 
Photograph Paul Jeffers
The Age Newspaper
Thu 19th 2013.

Eli Greenblat Former Foster's boss will swap pints for pills after joining the board of vitamins company Swisse as a non-executive director.


Myer's sass & bide boss steps down

Megan Foster

Eli Greenblat and Mark Hawthorne Megan Foster has stepped down as the boss of Myer-owned fashion chain sass & bide after less than four months in the role, returning to the department store fold to run its freestanding stores.


d'Arenberg winemaker d'Arry Osborn prepares for his 72nd vintage in a row

WINE - L&L - AFR - 29 AUG  Chester & d Arry Osbourne. d Arenberg, McLaren Vale  Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia  PhotographerJacqui Way/SATC SPECIALX 001

Eli Greenblat Wine with the red sash from McLaren Vale moving toward more premium varieties.


Cartel dirt comes out in the ACCC wash


Eli Greenblat Commission claims Colgate, Cussons and Unilever worked together to rip off consumers.


Cartel inquiry 'not rushed', says ACCC


Eli Greenblat, Matthew Drummond Regulator fires back at Woolworths over investigation into $500m detergent cartel.

Detergent makers, Woolies face accusations of price-fixing

Sarah Whyte, Eli Greenblat Three of the biggest laundry detergent makers in Australia have been accused of forming a price-fixing cartel with the knowledge of supermarket chain Woolworths, the competition regulator has alleged.