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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.

From the author

Aldi UK’s latest Special Buy: checkout-free shopping

The low-cost grocery chain isn’t known for cutting-edge technology but it will soon trial an app that allows customers t...

The Iconic lays foundation for new Home range

The Iconic expands its fashion and lifestyle offering with a large selection of homewares that are expected to be popula...

Bottles to bears: The Aussie toy company making Walmart more sustainable

Australian toy company Headstart is shaking up the category with an eco-friendly range of plush toys set to hit Walmart ...

Skin deep: Why Camilla and Marc, H&M and Jurlique are embracing ageing

Fashion and beauty brands are slowly recognising the importance of age diversity in advertising and marketing.

Bianca Spender, KitX among brands pledging to employ Afghan refugees

Major fashion brands put pressure on government to allow more refugees to enter Australia, and have committed to support...

How newsagents are reinventing to stay relevant

Resurgence in local shopping has seen newsagents broaden range of locally-produced goods.

How The Body Shop is removing bias with Open Hiring

The Body Shop is taking an inclusive approach to its hiring of Christmas casuals in an effort to remove barriers to empl...

VIDEO: What funding boost means for next chapter of Who Gives a Crap

In this video, Who Gives a Crap co-founder and CEO Simon Griffiths shares an insight into the company's growth story.

A taste of home: The rise of expat retailers

A pause on international travel has resulted in increased demand among expats for products from home.

Why Toys ‘R’ Us is investing in robots for peak trading season

The company has made an initial investment of $2 million in robot technology at its new warehouse in Dandenong South.

How Shein’s social media tactics have won over ‘eco-conscious’ Gen Z

Chinese fast fashion retailer Shein continues to dominate the shopping charts, despite questions over the ethics of its ...

Meet Missfresh, the Chinese grocery retailer offering 30-minute delivery

Speedy delivery is the name of the game for supermarket retailers all over the world right now, as major chains invest i...

Inside Bailey Nelson’s exploration of virtual tech

Eyewear brand Bailey Nelson is planning to introduce virtual try-on to the in-store experience.

Openway plots health food marketplace

Former Mars Wrigley GM Andrew Loader launches health food group Openway, welcoming Table of Plenty and Keep it Cleaner. ...

Why Brava Lingerie is calling on customers to help in Afghanistan crisis

A business friendship with a neighbouring shop owner prompted Brave Lingerie co-founder Lin Windram to do what she can ...

Modibodi teams up with Getty Images on honest depiction of post-pregnancy life

Modibodi and Getty Images have launched a collection of over 1500 images that portray women in the 12 month post-birth p...

Retail appointments for the week

Flora & Fauna CEO leads BWX DTC division; San Churro appoint new CEO; Former Gentle Monster boss dips into eyewear.

VIDEO: The marketing secrets behind Pupnaps, The Oodie and Calming Blanket

Adelaide friends and dog owners Jye de Zilva and Davie Fogarty discuss their latest passion project.

Cars24 takes age-old tradition of used-car sales entirely online

Cars24 claims to be the first entirely online used car buying experience in the country, allowing shoppers to make a pur...

Hermès under fire over NT crocodile farms

Crocodile farming is a lucrative trade in Australia’s NT but animal welfare organisations are calling for change.

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