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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

Stores

Inside Twinings’ London flagship store

Historic tea brand Twinings has unveiled its reimagined flagship store.
Kids jumping in the Kid Pod at the Nike House of Innovation store

Inside Nike’s latest House of Innovation

The sportswear giant's newest store in Paris focuses on offering customers a digitally-powered in-store experience.
Aldi sign
Supermarkets

Aldi under pressure as Coles bumps pay

Coles joins Woolies in raising its minimum wage, as Aldi workers are advised to vote 'no' on latest pay agreement.
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Health & beauty

OTC cannabidiol set to open $200m market – but is there evidence to back it up?

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is unsure of the therapeutic benefits.
Thinx period proof underwear
Sustainability

Code red: Why fem care brands are getting real about periods

Innovative players are making themselves heard in the increasingly competitive period care category.
Off White store interior
Store design

Made in Milan: Off-White opens London store

Italian fashion label Off-White has opened a London store this week, showcasing the brand’s modern approach to fashion a...
Girl with long hair and lots of jewellery on a chair with a faux fur coat.
Fashion & accessories

Bernie Brookes on curating Colette’s comeback

In this one-on-one interview with Inside Retail, the former Myer CEO reveals his plans to boost the business.
Coco Republic Castle Hill showroom
Store design

Inside Coco Republic’s new outdoor concept showrooms

Coco Republic brings the natural beauty of California to its latest showrooms.
Australia-Post-van

Australia Post’s bonus U-turn fails to deliver positive sentiment

Australia Post may be within its rights to ask staff to pitch in for no pay, but the request may have harmed its reputat...
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Woolies CEO concerned Vic restrictions will impact Christmas supply

Restrictions in Victoria could impact the distribution of groceries to supermarkets and result in further shortages over...
Grocery shopper in mask

Rise in retail sales in Q3 signals hope for coming months

Supermarkets, liquor stores, hardware and household goods were the big winners in retail, already exceeding pre-Covid sp...
Woman browsing clothes store

Retailers cough up $183 million in rent for Scentre Group

After a major dip in rent payments during the months of April and May, the shopping centre company has benefited from th...

Woolworths profit dips despite strong sales

Woolworths reports strong sales and growth in online but high costs drag profits.
Luxury

Sole man: Inside Christian Louboutin’s Hong Kong boutique

The French shoe label pays tribute to Parisian style at a new Hong Kong boutique. 
Image of a store entrance to a Coles supermarket
Food & beverage

Coles reports positive sales but remains cautious

It was a bumper year for Coles, but Covid-19 costs will need to be built into the budgets of the future.
Openings & closings

Yeezy does it: Subtype

The boutique sneaker chain has opened a new store in Auckland. Here's a peek inside.
Openings & closings

The wheel deal: Thrills takes on Tokyo

The Byron Bay clothing brand is bringing its vintage charm to Asia with the opening of its first global flagship store i...
Image of a store entrance to a Coles supermarket

“The greatest test of our lifetime”: Coles caps bumper year with 7.1 per cent profit growth

Supermarket benefits from increased demand, seeing profit growth for the first time in four years.
Fashion & accessories

Saving grace: Camilla

The bohemian fashion label has paid homage to Jamaican poet Grace Jones in its new store in Bondi Junction.
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Stores

Mint*d: Smiles all ’round

The dental hygiene studio boasts a stylish design, 15-minute services and upfront pricing.