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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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Chipotle shows that digital restaurants are the future

Chipotle’s chief development officer shares the strategy behind the chain’s digital restaurants.
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VIDEO: Petstock MD on the pandemic pet effect

David Young MD of Petstock shares how the pandemic has changed pet owner shopping behaviour.
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Why Dylan Alcott just launched his own ready-made meal startup

A lack of accessibility in the food and grocery industry has driven a team of people with disabilities to create their o...
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Why pets are leading the fashion pack

From luxury to high street retail, pet fashion is having a moment – and its influence is trickling through to their owne...
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Q&A: How breast cancer changed how I view my career

Alison Goodger, co-founder Alkira Skincare, talks building confidence, battling cancer and her non-negotiables.
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Why retailers are “pulling their hair out” over port delays

Industrial action at Australia’s key ports set to cause significant disruption to Christmas trade and into the new year.
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VIDEO: Max Brenner director shares plans for NZ stores

Max Brenner owner and director Arnold Vitocco reveals plans for New Zealand stores.

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More and more young people are turning to crafting for stress relief or to save costs on home renos. It’s good news for ...
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What Walmart’s e-commerce labs tell us about the future of retail

Retailers around the world are powering forward with innovative digital concepts to improve the customer experience.
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Once bitten, twice shy: Why retailers will be nervous of a Covid Christmas

While retailers will welcome the Christmas sales boost, the silly season is set to put immense pressure on supply chains...
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How the A-Beauty trend helped Aussie skincare company crack US market

The Jojoba Company co-founder shares how trend towards natural skincare helped the business secure partnership with US r...
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VIDEO: How Countdown supported staff through the pandemic

Countdown's internal communications manager, Daniel Chasemore, on empowering leaders to have important conversations abo...
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The Iconic’s considered approach to taking on the online beauty industry

The Iconic’s chief category officer, Gayle Burchell, shares the thinking behind the launch of Australia and New Zealand’...
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How Cue is bringing the best of online to its physical stores

Video stylists and multichannel wishlists are changing how the retailer sells to customers.
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How PepsiCo and HiSmile are using data as their north star

A retail and FMCG business explain how data is changing the way they do business.
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A Covid Christmas party: the planner’s guide

The dos and don’ts of planning a Covid-safe Christmas party for the office.
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Why department stores can’t ignore the lure of grocery

A fresh grocery offer does present some risks for larger retailers, but could the pros outweigh the cons?
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Fable co-founder reveals overseas expansion plans

Just 10 months after launch, Australian plant-based meat company Fable is expanding into Asia and the UK.
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Is L’Oreal Luxe still viable in the current climate?

The world’s largest beauty company is restructuring its luxury division after poor sales in the US, but is e-commerce en...
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Why aren’t more businesses hiring refugees?

Hundreds of thousands seek protection in a new country each year, but corporates have been slow to embrace this section ...