Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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

Lew sounds upbeat note at Premier AGM

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Eli Greenblat Premier Investments chairman Solomon Lew has mirrored comments made by David Jones.

Treasury Wine looks to exploit growing premium market

Eli Greenblat TREASURY WINE ESTATES has sharpened its focus on premium wines within the crucial British market and has created a new fine wine team that will push wines in the £15-plus ($23.

Wine industry digests unpalatable truths

The future is not so rosy for Australian winemakers.

Eli Greenblat Faced with a grape glut and cheap imports, Australian winemakers have some challenges ahead.

Americans bemoan our closed purses

Australia's despondent consumer confidence is earning an international reputation.

Eli Greenblat Australia's downbeat consumer is starting to infiltrate the boardroom discussions of some of the largest companies in the US.

Myer sets endgame for Brookes

Bernie Brooks.

Eli Greenblat Myer boss and Bernie Brookes will most likely make way for a successor in 2014.

Glimmer of hope for Myer's Christmas sales

new myer

Eli Greenblat Myer offers a slightly more upbeat assessment of the trading environment, in contrast to the poorer picture of retail painted yesterday by its competitors.

Top chain hit by low wealth effect

Eli Greenblat DAVID JONES has posted its biggest quarterly sales slump in recent memory, doubling the first quarter fall by its rival Myer, as volatile equity markets shattered the confidence of shoppers.

Grim Christmas tidings for retail

Christmas in Melbourne.

Michael Evans, Eli Greenblat and Mark Hawthorne Woolworths boss Grant O'Brien has warned that the Melbourne Cup day interest rate cut will not be enough to deliver Christmas cheer to Australia's largest retailer, saying ''tough'' and ''patchy''...

DJs slumps as shoppers stay away

David Jones

Eli Greenblat David Jones has posted its biggest quarterly sales slump in recent memory, doubling the first-quarter plunge of rival Myer and worse than the dive following the introduction of the GST, as volatile...

Retail hopes fading for Christmas bonanza

Retail

Michael Evans, Eli Greenblat, Mark Hawthorne THE head of Woolworths, Grant O'Brien, has warned the Melbourne Cup day interest rate cut will not be enough to deliver Christmas cheer to Australia's largest retailer, saying ''tough'' and...

Grim Christmas tidings for retail

Woolworths

MICHAEL EVANS ELI GREENBLAT MARK HAWTHORNE WOOLWORTHS boss Grant O'Brien has warned that the Melbourne Cup day interest rate cut will not be enough to deliver Christmas cheer to Australia's largest retailer, saying "tough" and "patchy"...

David Jones shares dive as sales slump

David Jones

Eli Greenblat David Jones lose almost 6% in early trade after the retailer said first-quarter sales had shrunk 11%.

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No simple (home) branding exercise

Coles home brand, house brand groceries.

Eli Greenblat That home brand or private label food should be such a 'hot button' issue for shoppers might come as a surprise to the nation's two leading supermarkets.

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Home brands squeezing out traditional ones - and many more to come

Groceries

Eli Greenblat WOOLWORTHS and Coles have lodged hundreds of trademark applications for new home brand goods covering items such as organic food, hardware, baby products, liquor, bed linen and cosmetics in a push...

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Private-label blitz looms

Supermarket

Eli Greenblat Australia's leading supermarket chains lodge hundreds of trademark applications for new house brand goods that will further squeeze brand owners and manufacturers.

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Winn goes and opens up sass & bide role

Winn

Eli Greenblat THE former Myer merchandising boss Penny Winn has resigned from the board of clothing label sass & bide, making way for a new Myer executive to join the group where they can be directly exposed to...

Heinz means business

heinz

Eli Greenblat THE chief executive of H. J. Heinz once again takes aim at Australia's leading supermarket chains.

Winn gone from sass & bide

retail

Eli Greenblat Former Myer merchandising boss officially resigns from board of clothing label.

Heinz hits out at home brands

heinz

Eli Greenblat THE chief executive of HJ Heinz, one of the world's biggest food manufacturers, has again taken aim at Coles and Woolworths for flooding the market with private label goods, which has forced it to...

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Slow growth fails to dampen high spirits

Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky

Eli Greenblat Premium spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker Black and Ketel One are enjoying boom times.