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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 The Body Shop is removing bias with Open Hiring

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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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Toll strike indicates further transport disruption ahead

It’s estimated that up to five major freight and logistics companies and around 15,000 drivers nationally could be impac...

What we learned from Asia’s Coolest Retailers

The 20-strong list pinpoints retail businesses across Asia with their finger on the pulse.

‘A time to extend kindness’: How retailers can help in Afghanistan crisis

Walmart, Airbnb and Verizon have stepped up to lend their support for the people of Afghanistan. Here’s how your busines...

Woolworths declares $2bn share buyback as profit hits $2.07bn

Woolworths reports another strong year at the supermarket checkouts, while department store Big W continues to power for...

Can online grocery start-ups pull sales from the big guys?

A flurry of online grocery start-ups are shaking up the market and putting pressure on bigger supermarkets.

‘Go anywhere, get anything’: Uber reveals plans for marketplace

Uber’s partnership with Woolworths is just the beginning of the company’s ambition to be a major marketplace for all on-...

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