Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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


Coca-Cola Amatil boss gets up close to beer

Eli Greenblat Recently appointed Coca-Cola Amatil chief Alison Watkins will attend her first board meeting today of the bottler’s brewing joint venture with Casella Wines, with analysts and investors keen to...


Noni B flags $8m loss on slumping sales

Noni B

Eli Greenblat Womens wear retailer Noni B, which has been fielding offers from potential buyers, has flagged a bottom line loss of almost $8 million for 2014 after weak sales over the last month.


Woolworths trademark maps out financial services ambition

The trademark essentially protects Woolworths' naming rights to a universe of financial services, but doesn’t necessarily mean it will make use of all of them.

Eli Greenblat Eager to not fall behind arch rival Coles as it pushes deeper into offering a suite of financial services to shoppers, Woolworths has mapped out its own ambitious plan for its 'Woolworths Money'...

Innovation way to build biscuit sales, says Campbell chief

Eli Greenblat Food group Campbell Soup Company believes the Australian grocery sector needs to wean itself off ceaseless price promotions and discounts and opt for innovation to win over consumers.


Solomon Lew accepts Country Road offer, ending 17 year battle

Solomon Lew

Eli Greenblat The long running and bitter 17-year stand off between Woolworths and Solomon Lew is officially over.

Arnott's boss calls for innovation rather than price war


Arnotts Biscuits
Photograph by Armelle Habib
Styling by Tessa Kavanagh

Eli Greenblat US multinational food group Campbell Soup Company believes the Australian grocery sector needs to wean itself off ceaseless price promotions and discounts and instead opt for innovation to win over...


Woolworths' logistics transformation hit as key executive Julie Coates leaves

Woolworths' departing director of business transformation Julie Coates.

Eli Greenblat One of Woolworth's most senior executives, Julie Coates, has left after only 10 months, leaving behind the billion dollar, 10-year task of transforming the company’s entire supply chain and...


Ex-Woolworths executive Greg Foran to head WalMart US

Kieran Foran

Sue Mitchell and Eli Greenblat Woolworths' former head of supermarkets is appointed president of WalMart's US operations.


Treasurer Joe Hockey's tough budget driving consumers away from drink rather than to it

Craft Beer

Eli Greenblat SABMiller, the world's second-biggest brewer that paid $12.3 billion for Foster's in 2011, has blamed the consumer fall out from Treasurer Joe Hockey’s severe federal budget and heavy...


Virgin Australia's Tigerair burning an 'alarming' $2 million a week


Eli Greenblat Losses at Virgin Australia Holdings-controlled budget carrier Tigerair Australia have risen to “alarming levels” of more than $2 million a week amid heated competition in the domestic...

MH17 the musical? Mysterious company seeks Australian trademark

Aoan International applied for a trademark for MH370 only four days after the plane disappeared in March.

Eli Greenblat MH17 the musical? a gameshow, play or movie based around the horrific plane crash? As appalling as that sounds this could actually happen as it looks the Malaysian Airlines tragedy is about to become...

Treasury Wine Estates has small win against shareholder class action litigator


Eli Greenblat The Supreme Court of Victoria has fired a broadside at the business model of one-man shareholder litigator Mark Elliott.


Coles keen to join the financial services club

Keen to break into financial services: Signing up with the Financial Services Council would give Coles crucial information about trends in the industry.

Eli Greenblat Coles is considering becoming a member of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation’s leading wealth managers just as the supermarket giant gathers...

Grocery boss vows to repair Metcash image as value retailer

Eli Greenblat The boss of Metcash’s $9 billion food and grocery division has vowed to repair the group's credibility as a value retailer after losing market share to dominant players Woolworths and Coles, by...


Metcash boss warns on excessive market power of Coles and Woolworths


Eli Greenblat Metcash supermarkets boss warns that aggressive push by Coles and Woolworths into financial services could negatively impact competition in the retail sector


Treasury Wine Estates to target $US39 billion global travel and duty free alcohol sector

Bordeaux wines

Eli Greenblat As newly built airports are set to become the 'new cathedrals' of the 21st century, Treasury Wine Estates is targeting the global traveller.


David Jones to get with the private label program

window display

Eli Greenblat Shoppers can expect a hungrier, leaner and smarter David Jones under Woolworths' ownership.


Market takes $680 million Target write-down in its stride

Analysts say no one should have been surprised by Wesfarmers' Target-fuelled writedown.

Eli Greenblat The $680 million writedown pinned to Target shouldn't come as a surprise given the business' poor financial performance over the last past few years, analysts said.

Wesfarmers slashes Target goodwill by $680 million as retailer tries to turn around

Eli Greenblat Conglomerate Wesfarmers cuts $680 million of goodwill from struggling Target and books a $94 million provision for restructure of Coles underperforming liqour arm.