Eli Greenblat

Eli Greenblat

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

Retailers say federal budget has given buyers the blues

Eli Greenblat A balmy winter across the eastern capitals and a tough federal budget are playing havoc with retailers, leaving them stuck with unwanted winter stock and shoppers missing from the stores.

Over 65s spend more online than children and grandchildren

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Eli Greenblat An army of baby-boomers, pensioners, and retirees could prove the unlikely salvation of Australia's anaemic retail sector after the over-65s age bracket emerged as the fastest-growing segment of...

Over-65s suddenly see attraction of online buys

Online shopping

Eli Greenblat An army of baby boomers, pensioners, and retirees could prove the unlikely salvation of Australia's anaemic retail sector after the over-65s age bracket emerged as the fastest growing segment of...

US corporate raider circles Penfolds

Pnefolds

Eli Greenblat It is Australia's only successful globally recognised luxury brand, but could soon be rendered a glistening prize that sits beside Toys 'R' Us, Oreo cookies and Samsonite luggage in the bulging...

Detergent makers accused of running price-fixing cartel

Woolworths

Sarah Whyte and Eli Greenblat Three of the biggest laundry detergent makers in Australia accused of forming a price-fixing cartel with the knowledge of supermarket chain Woolworths.

ACCC fires salvo over petrol dockets

Rod Sims

Eli Greenblat, Jared Lynch An investigation into shopper-docket fuel discounts has led the nation's powerful competition regulator to warn the scheme may push up the price of petrol and create an unassailable petrol duopoly...

Watchdog slams supermarket petrol dockets

petrol

Eli Greenblat, Jared Lynch An investigation into shopper-docket fuel discounts has led the nation's powerful competition regulator to warn that the scheme may push up the price of petrol and create an unassailable duopoly...

Secret strategy to keep Tim Tams tip top

Rows of Tim Tam biscuits

Eli Greenblat Tim Tams are under pressure from rival chocolate biscuits, but will a revamp save the Aussie icon?

Bottoms up is one thing - this is going to extremes

Wine

Eli Greenblat Somewhere in the US, up to $35 million worth of wine will be laid to rest along with fast-food wrappers, food scraps and soiled nappies.

Grange sparks bidding war

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Costco selling 2008 Penfolds Grange.

Eli Greenblat, Mark Hawthorne With the kind of buzz, excitement and anticipation usually reserved for the arrival of a pop star or a royal birth, the launch in the early hours of Thursday morning of the 2008 Grange grabbed the...

Global battle to cut price of a 'perfect' Australian wine

Wine

Eli Greenblat The 2008 vintage of the prestigious Penfolds Grange will be released globally on Thursday, but it has already become a plaything of cut-price online sites.

Woolies hits the pokies jackpot

Eli Greenblat Woolworths, Australia's biggest owner of poker machines, has hit a multimillion-dollar jackpot thanks to a decision by the previous Victorian government to overhaul the way pokies are operated.

Supermarkets in the gun

Suppliers 'rogered' by big two supermarkets (Thumbnail)

Eli Greenblat Power of Australia's supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths, is under attack from the nation's most powerful competition regulator, which is investigating accusations they used improper practices...

Beauty counters must woo customers: Perdis

Napoleon Perdis

Eli Greenblat THE cosmetics impresario Napoleon Perdis has warned Australian department stores to ''bite the bullet'' on ploughing more money into improved staffing levels at their fashion and beauty emporiums or...

It's beginning to look a lot like a big Chri$tma$

Eli Greenblat AUSTRALIANS will cram hundreds of millions of dollars of spending into the next three days as part of a nationwide gift splurge in the final weekend before Christmas, with shopping centre retailers...

Early start tipped for seasonal sales

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Eli Greenblat Shoppers may be treated to a flood of pre-Christmas discounts and specials as up to one-third of retailers tackle a slump in consumer confidence and lacklustre economic conditions by bringing forward...

Aussie Halloween is on for young and ... young

Children are enjoying the spooky fun and gorging of Halloween with ever greater enthusiasm.

Eli Greenblat Ghoulish festival of Halloween becomes increasingly popular across Australian households.

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Halloween another excuse to party and it works a real treat

Eli Greenblat Families are expected to hack away at 100,000 pumpkins this year, devour lollies by the bucketful and dress their children with fangs, spooky ghost sheets or witches hats as the ghoulish festival of...

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Ikea buys land in bid to double its stores

The new IKEA Australia store in Tempe.

Eli Greenblat Global furniture retailer Ikea has tagged Australia as one of the most expensive places to do business, but will double its store network here and slash prices to stay competitive.

Directors of 108 companies face sack over 'second strike' pay rule

Tim Sheehy

Eli Greenblat THE annual general meeting season, which begins next month, could find more than 500 directors on 108 public company boards ejected from their positions.