Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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

DJs slumps as shoppers stay away

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.

Kathmandu buoyed by 16 per cent sales jump

Eli Greenblat Outdoor adventure wear company reports jump of 16 per cent in the first quarter.

Investors urged to play it cool in the middle ground

Bowls

Eli Greenblat INVESTORS who fiddle with asset-allocation strategies to protect their superannuation from the volatility stalking global financial markets could be sacrificing long-term gains for a short-term sense...

Super 'hero' moves risk big picture gains: report

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Eli Greenblat Investors could be sacrificing long-term gains for a short-term sense of security.

Incitec's stability in explosives

Da bomb

Eli Greenblat INCITEC Pivot shareholders will have to endure modest growth for the group's explosives division this year.

Explosives to stabilise volatile Incitec profits

Eli Greenblat INCITEC PIVOT shareholders will have to endure modest growth for the group's explosives division this year but will be rewarded by 2015 with a business that is the direct beneficiary of growing...

Supermarket private labels put the pressure on tough wine market

Eli Greenblat DE BORTOLI WINES, one of Australia's largest family-owned wine groups, has criticised the proliferation of private labels across the nation's supermarket shelves, arguing that pressure exerted by...

Branded wines 'hard pressed'

wine

Eli Greenblat One of Australia's largest family-owned wine groups criticises proliferation of private labels.

Myer joyous for festive season

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Eli Greenblat Myer has popped its head above the gloom to flag a potentially better than expected Christmas.