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Ruth Hogan

Ruth Hogan is features and premium editor - FMCG at Inside Retail. Hailing all the way from the Emerald Isle, Ruth has her finger on the pulse of FMCG news on both sides of the globe. As editor of Inside FMCG’s online and print publications over the last two years, Ruth has consistently delivered breaking industry news, and crafted informative features for professionals across Australia and New Zealand. Now, Ruth is bringing her knowledge of the grocery landscape to Premium subscribers and delving into global trends to inform local businesses. When she’s not tapping away at the keyboard, you’ll find her browsing her local supermarket for the latest and greatest products on the market.

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How beauty brand Face Halo clinched its Ulta deal

Perth brand Face Halo positions itself as a frontrunner in the US conscious beauty movement with the rollout of its reus...

The cat’s out of the bag: Behind Woolies’ new pet business

Woolworths has teamed up with Petsure to introduce a digital start-up focused on the petcare market.

Itching to Twitch: Inside the world of live-streaming

Live-streaming platforms such as Twitch allow major brands to connect with customers in new ways.

New skincare brand Allkinds smashes gender stereotypes

Allkinds is a new Australian range of personal care products for tweens with an aim to promote fun and inclusivity.

‘We are hopeful’: travel retail welcomes Hong Kong-Singapore bubble

Just a week after a trans Tasman travel bubble was opened between Australia and New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong hav...

Skincare brand Frank Body eyes China with private equity backing

Frank Body is set to expand its footprint across Asia in the coming years after selling a stake in the business to Shang...
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“We did not do enough”: Woolworths cans plans for Darwin Dan Murphy’s

Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci said he’s “not disappointed” with the panel’s recommendation to cancel the development but ...

Back to reality: Coles’ 6 per cent sales drop signals return to normalcy

Coles CEO Steven Cain reports that customers are returning to normal shopping habits, boosting sales in CBDs and shoppin...

A small step for China, a giant leap for cruelty-free

China’s decision to end mandatory animal testing is one of the many ways the cruelty-free movement is progressing global...

How voice is forcing brands to rethink social targeting

Facebook’s entry into the audio products signals the dissolution of the news feed and traditional targeted advertising. ...

Can Amazon blow out the hair care market?

Amazon is making its hairdressing debut with the opening of a high-tech salon in London. But is the Amazon Salon a viabl...

Behind Ritchie’s ‘lean and mean’ approach to online grocery

After recently launching an app-based loyalty program, Ritchies Supermarkets CEO Fred Harrison is finally planning entry...

How the ‘Ferrari’ of bubble tea production is driving Gotcha expansion

Premium bubble tea brand Gotcha is rapidly growing its store count in Australia and entering new international markets t...

How Woolies is arming staff against abusive customers

Woolworths is supplying supermarket staff with body cameras at select stores, while Endeavour Group team members will un...

Behind Sydney’s $43.5m redevelopment and 24-hour economy

Sydney’s Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully discusses George Street boulevard and how retailers are set to benefit.

‘Head down, bum up’: Swiish co-founders talk business, babies and balance

TV personality Sally Obermeder and fellow Swiish co-founder Maha Corbett share the highs and lows of running a business ...

This digital fashion brand is getting into NFTs – should you?

NFTs are quickly becoming a new way to do business and consumer interest is growing, but experts say it’s still early da...

‘Plenty to offer’: Gelatissimo CEO says US launch is just the beginning

Here’s why the gelato chain’s CEO says the brand’s US expansion is bound to be a success.

Impossible Foods is coming: Behind the US juggernaut’s Australian launch

The plant-based meat business is already actively recruiting for a number of positions as it prepares for IPO.

Why car retailers are moving showrooms into shopping centres

CarExpert aims to reboot real-world auto retail with a physical showroom and test centre in a shopping mall.