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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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Coles ditches collectibles to meet sustainability targets

Coles will launch its national “Together to Zero” campaign this Sunday to communicate its sustainability measures to con...

How Gucci and Ikea are using AR to drive sales

Social media company Snap is taking advantage of the rise in AR shopping, but experts say AR isn’t always the answer.
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Ben & Jerry’s wades into Palestine controversy, but will it come at a cost?

The US ice cream company has angered Israeli supporters after a decision to stop selling products in occupied Palestinia...

Introducing Better That — a new online marketplace with a heart

Online marketplace, Better That, is inviting shoppers to support their chosen charity with each purchase.

From Dragon Ball to Doraemon: How physical retail is shaking up anime

Anime retailer Hakken! expands physical presence with second store opening in Singapore.

Q&A: How The Body Shop is embracing veganism

A pioneer of conscious consumerism, The Body Shop is continuing to push boundaries as it now aims towards becoming 100 p...

Online grocer Pretty Green aims to rock big players with six-minute delivery

An online-only supermarket from Sydney has big plans to go national with six-minute delivery.

Reinventing vitamins: Inside JS Health’s overseas expansion

JSHealth founder Jessica Sepel discusses her passion for health and how setbacks have helped fuel success.

How Vestiaire Collective’s new initiative drives fashion activism

The luxury resale platform is hosting a program of monthly online conversations around sustainable fashion and inclusion...

Aldi launches Corner Store in convenience push

Discount supermarket Aldi is this week opening a smaller, convenience store offer in North Sydney.

How retailers are pushing for plastic-free beyond July

Retailers advance sustainability efforts beyond Plastic Free July with recycling and refill programs on the rise.

‘It makes us really scared’: Retail workers reveal customer abuse

Four frontline workers share their experiences dealing with aggressive and abusive customers at supermarkets and departm...

Farewell, filters: Why brands aren’t worried about new photo editing laws

A new law in Norway requiring influencers to state when they have edited their appearance is receiving much praise from ...

How Jeanswest went from VA to Clothing Store of the Year in 12 months

Managing director of denim retailer Jeanswest shares plans for new store locations, e-commerce growth and sustainable ra...

‘Freedom to choose’: Adidas introduces burkini collection

Adidas ventures into US$277 million modest fashion market with the launch of new burkini collection.

Property news: Mirvac celebrates NAIDOC Week

Mirvac showcases Indigenous art; Highpoint Shopping Centre hosts beauty education series; Myer Melbourne attracts bigges...

Stream and shop: Zalora leans into live streaming

With the launch of the Z-Live platform, the Southeast Asian e-commerce player aims to drive stronger connections between...

What fashion can do for Ferrari

Brands extend into new categories to tap into new markets and a wider consumer base, but category extension does come wi...

VIDEO: How Kete Kai tackles food insecurity in NZ

Lisa Booth, founder and CEO of Kete Kai, shares how she is using technology to make affordable, health grocery accessibl...

The science behind Olay’s best-selling product

Olay principal scientist David Khoo shares an insight into the skills and processes behind iconic skincare products.