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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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NZ supermarkets rethink the risks of paracetamol

Major retailers advised to limit the sale of paracetamol following the death of a Dunedin woman.
Store design

Inside Coco Republic’s new outdoor concept showrooms

Just in time for spring, furniture retailer Coco Republic has recently unveiled three new outdoor concept showrooms in S...
Off White store interior, London
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...

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

Innovative players are making themselves heard in the increasingly competitive period care category.
The glamorous entry to the Twinings flagship store.

Inside Twinings’ London flagship store

Twinings' only direct-to-consumer store has undergone a major revamp, and is inviting customers to experience the brand ...
Store design

Inside Nike’s new House of Innovation

Sportswear brand Nike opens first European flagship store.

Countdown owner’s profit dips despite strong sales

Countdown's EBIT growth for the full-year was 10.7 per cent despite higher operating costs in H2.
Openings & closings

Yeezy does it: Subtype

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

Saving grace: Camilla

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

Costs weigh on Countdown owner as underpayments, redundancies mount in Australia

Countdown owner Woolworths Group forecasts a drop in earnings for FY20.

Youfoodz begins selling groceries online

Ready meals business begins selling groceries essentials for home delivery.

Woolworths revises underpayments estimate to $315 million

Supermarket giant says it was “disappointed” to have let staff down in relation to underpayments.

Woolworths shareholders vote in favour of Endeavour Group restructure

Company will now seek approval for the split from the Federal Court.

Endeavour Drinks appoints Countdown exec to lead BWS

Woolworths Group strengthens its drinks arm ahead of a proposed divestment from the group in 2020.

Chemist Warehouse signs up for another two years with Tmall Global

The discount chemist chain unveils plans to reach Chinese consumers.

Soulfresh launches ‘next gen’, ready-to-eat meat substitutes

Food company launching new range in New Zealand supermarkets.

Vinomofo targets ‘office drinks’

Business wine liaisons to cater to large corporate events, client gifts and the humble Friday drinks.

Amazon to introduce 30 minute drone delivery ‘within months’

E-commerce giant unveils latest Prime Air drone design.

Sustainability high on the agenda for shoppers

Sustainable-minded shoppers to spend up to $150 billion on sustainable products by 2021, study shows.

Sales of nude veggies soar as NZ supermarkets ditch plastic packaging

Sales of some vegetables increased by up to 300 per cent.