Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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

Retail

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...

Retailing

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.

Retail

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.

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.

Retail

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.

Results

Coca Cola Amatil cops $404m writedown on SPC

Empty Coca-Cola Classic cans stand ready for filling at Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd.'s production facility in the suburb of Moorabbin in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. Coca-Cola Amatil is scheduled to announce first-half results on Aug. 22. Photographer: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Eli Greenblat Coca Cola Amatil has taken an axe to its struggling fruit cannery SPC Ardmona after booking a massive $404 million writedown on the division.

Retail

Pacific Brands lifts sales for first time in five years

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Eli Greenblat Textile, footwear and clothing company Pacific Brands has notched up its first rise in reported sales in five years

ASX

Pacific Brands hit with 'please explain' after share price leap

Jo Gay colour illustration. For Business 11-06-2011.

The Bond's Chesty Bond man with arms crossed looking sad. 
Pacific Brands.

Chesty Bonds

Eli Greenblat Owner of popular consumer brands such as Bonds, Holeproof and Sheridan asked to explain why its share price has jumped 16 per cent.

Retail

Valspar paints a brighter picture in its outlook for 2014

wattyl paint can and brush.

Eli Greenblat Global paints giant Valspar, owner of Wattyl has turned bullish on the local paint market.

Retail

Campbell's sweetener could spark biscuit price war

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Eli Greenblat The Campbell Soup Company could spark a fresh price war in the sweet biscuits market.

Move for unity as DJs reveals 4.7% sales rise

Eli Greenblat David Jones remaining three directors have staged a show of unity in the face of turmoil.

Retail

David Jones board rallies as Paul Zahra mulls return

Paul Zahra

Eli Greenblat The directors of upmarket department store David Jones who haven't resigned have staged a show of unity in the face of continued turmoil swirling around the retailer, issuing a joint statement...

Retail

David Jones growth figues a boost for CEO Paul Zahra

Story by: Eli Greenblat
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CEO Paul Zahra and ambassador, Megan Gale on the stage at Malvern Central.

Eli Greenblat David Jones boss unveils his trump card for remaining at the helm of the department store.

Manufacturing

Coca-Cola faces write-downs in SPC bailout

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Eli Greenblat Red ink to spill across the beverage company's results due out on Tuesday.

Big write downs loom for Coca Cola Amatil as Victoria steps in at SPC Ardmona

PICTURE BY JAMES DAVIES  SPC FOODS AND NATIONAL FOODS IN DISCUSSIONS OVER MERGER.   FRUIT CAN OPENER TIN PACKAGED FOOD SHEPARTON ASX TAKE OVER MERGER M AND A PEACHES LONG LIFE USE BY DATE CANNED GOODS SUPERMARKET SHELF LIFE SPECIALX 00029019

Eli Greenblat Coca-Cola Amatil shareholders could be soaked in hundreds of millions of dollars in write-downs and redundancy provisions in the wake of the Victorian state government's $22 million bail out of its...

Retail

Paul Zahra plays a trump card as DJs reveals best sales growth in four years

26-12-2009; SHD NEWS; Boxing day. Shoppers keen to grab a bragain at 6 am for the National 104th Post Christmas sales at David Jones, Elizabeth Street store in the city.  HELEN NEZDROPA DIGICAM 00119922

Eli Greenblat David Jones boss Paul Zahra has unveiled his trump card for remaining at the helm of the upmarket department store in the midst of the ongoing soap opera revolving around him and the board.

Retail

Asos' appeal fades for local shoppers

ASOS

Eli Greenblat Only last year online British retailer Asos was one of the hottest fashion brands in the country, but the weaker Australian dollar has dulled interest in its wares.

Retail

Ikea ups sales and profit despite tight market

Ikea store.

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

Retail

Victorian consumers the most anxious: NAB

Anxiety

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

Brewing

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.