Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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

Milk wars claim first corporate casualty

Prices, including milk, will rise under a carbon tax but not significantly.

Eli Greenblat Lion, Australia's biggest milk processor, is the first corporate casualty of the milk wars, announcing it will make a loss on its plain milk business.

Speed bumps ahead for Country Road

Country Road

Eli Greenblat Country Road's sales have slipped in Australia where it expects conditions to remain tough, but the company is doing better in South Africa.

New boss unveils Woolies overhaul

Eli Greenblat THE Woolworths boss, Grant O'Brien, has triggered a company-wide shake-up of the retailer, from fresh produce to underwear and hammers, to capture more than $2.

Woolworths shake-up


Eli Greenblat New boss Grant O'Brien triggers company-wide changes from fresh fruit to hammers.

Woolies plans to double home brand sales

Eli Greenblat Woolworths outlines a five-year plan to double its customer takeup of own brand products.

Woolies adds 10k new jobs in growth spree

Woolworths iPhone app.

Eli Greenblat Woolworths fires off a barrage of new initiatives, including more stores, private label growth, a possible sale of Dick Smith and iPhone apps to drive online sales.

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All smiles in the winners' circle


Mark Hawthorne and Eli Greenblat Melbourne Cup day was expected to bring an interest-rate cut for the nation's business leaders.

Jobs at risk in ailing food sector


Eli Greenblat GOVERNMENT reforms to foster skills and productivity investment in the food and beverage manufacturing sector, which is bedevilled by the market power of the two major supermarket chains, are needed...

Rate cut a retail confidence booster

RBA keeps interest rates steady (Thumbnail)

Clancy Yeates, Eli Greenblat BUSINESS leaders in the economy's slow lane have applauded the first interest rate cut in more than two years, saying it could give a lift to industries missing out on the spoils of the mining boom.

Retail policy failure 'threat to jobs'


Eli Greenblat A lack of policy reforms could lead to the loss of up to 130,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Retail likes rate cut


Clancy Yeates and Eli Greenblat Business leaders in the slow lane have applauded the Reserve Bank's interest rate cut.

Woolworths to double house-brand sales


Eli Greenblat Woolworths will unveil an ambitious plan to double the sale of private-label products.

Woolies revs up home brands


Eli Greenblat THE head of Woolworths, Grant O'Brien, will unveil an ambitious plan tomorrow to double the group's sale of private-label products, bringing it closer to supermarkets in Britain and the US, where the...

Myer, DJs and JB Hi-Fi to win from retail fillip

Eli Greenblat THE department store owners Myer and David Jones, and category killer JB Hi-Fi, will benefit the most from a rise in retail sales and consumer confidence from an interest rate cut, UBS says.

Rate cut would be another reason to celebrate Christmas

Eli Greenblat A CUT in official interest rates by the Reserve Bank tomorrow will make Melbourne Cup day all that more exciting for Australia's biggest retailers, but before they reach for the champagne they will...

Retail icons rated in a bankable kick-along

Department stores are banking on sales.

Eli Greenblat Department stores will benefit the most from an increase in consumer confidence triggered by an interest rate cut, according to UBS.

Confidence trick behind rates cut


Eli Greenblat A cut in official interest rates by the Reserve Bank tomorrow will make Melbourne Cup day all that more exciting for Australia's biggest retailers.

Woolies to work on packaged food sales


Eli Greenblat New Woolworths boss Grant O'Brien will revamp the flagship supermarket operation to arrest lacklustre growth in the key dried and packaged groceries segment, after yesterday reporting disappointing...

API sees growth on horizon after tumbling into the red


Eli Greenblat THE owner of Priceline, Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API), remains confident it will generate positive like-for-like sales growth from the health and beauty chain this year, after a horrific...

Wine orders continue to flow through

Eli Greenblat THE chief executive of Treasury Wine Estates, David Dearie, said drinkers in its key North American and European markets remained ''subdued'' in the current global economic climate but that wine...