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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 to spot the ‘red flags’ in retail supply chains

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Panic buying is back. Are supermarkets better prepared?

With four major Australian cities plunged into lockdown this week, major supermarkets are under pressure to tackle stock...

About Averee: the online marketplace for all ages and abilities

A new online marketplace, launched earlier this month, seeks to bring functional, quality products to people with disabi...

Are members-only supermarkets the future of grocery?

Alibaba is expanding its membership-driven hypermarket chain as it seeks to capitalise on China’s burgeoning middle clas...

Smile Direct Club rides the wave of telehealth trend

SmileDirectClub executive Jason Coglan discusses the latest oral care trends and the business’ plans for future growth.

Inside Lego’s immersive new global store design

The Lego Group will debut a new immersive retail format in New York City on Friday as it seeks to strengthen brand love ...

Why Adidas is venturing into period-proof activewear

Adidas introduces period-proof tights and lesson plans to support better education around menstruation.

“Tipping point”: Why Coles is pumping millions into tech

Coles pours $1.4 billion into efficiency measures and store renewals as it ramps up against rivals.

How Nookie designer Nikita Sernack got her start in fashion

Nookie designer Nikita Sernack shares the core business objectives for new brand Rumer and why she resisted the pressure...

What Aus-UK trade deal means for exporters

Aus-UK free trade agreement will benefit consumers and exporters on both sides, but it will be some time before Australi...

Sheridan returns cotton products to soil in textile waste trial

New trial explores whether end-of-life cotton products can support soil health and serve as a solution to textile waste....

Coles brings “Local” concept to Queensland

Coles backs local stores with expansion of store format despite consumers returning to CBDs and shopping centres.

Why Deciem is debunking clean beauty

Deciem has launched a new campaign to educate consumers about chemicals and allay fears perpetuated by clean beauty mark...

The Reject Shop staff rolls out training after team subject to verbal abuse and stalking

Retailers, union and government grappling to deal with increasing levels of customer abuse towards frontline staff.

Coles doubles down on payments with launch of Flypay for grocery

Major supermarkets are investing heavily in payment platforms in a bid to deliver a seamless customer experience that ri...
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Woolies’ judgement clouded by ‘self-belief’ in Darwin case, panel finds

Woolworths admits commercial considerations took precedence over public interest as Independent Review into Darwin Dan M...

“Flawed from the outset”: Behind the downfall of David Jones Food

David Jones’ parent suggests a move towards concessions model and longlife products to save ailing food business.

Beer Cartel invites consumers to buy up shares in the business

Craft beer business Beer Cartel is inviting consumers to chip in to fund the next phase of the company’s growth.

Good. Different? Aldi follows rivals on self-service and e-commerce

Aldi Australia is rolling out self-service technology to select stores in NSW and taking its first steps in e-commerce.

“It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet”: How mice are feasting on farmers’ profits

In a typical season, farmers expect to see some rodent activity, however grain growers in NSW are battling “significantl...