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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

Retail appointments of the week

Australia Post names new retail divisional chief; Flora & Fauna owner BWX hires new CEO; VF Corporation welcomes new glo...

Changes to isolation requirements for critical workers divide the industry

Essential workers that are deemed close contacts are now permitted to leave isolation if their employer deems it necessa...

More than a fad? Here’s why NFTs are worth investing in

Many wonder about the practical purposes of the uber-trendy non-fungible tokens but some say they will soon prove invalu...

Pharmacists on the frontline: How the RAT crisis is putting staff at risk

While the US, Europe and parts of Asia have had access to RAT for the most part of 2021, the tests only came into circul...

From probiotics to pet food: Life Space founder launches start-up Ilume

A Melbourne start-up is taking a technological approach to the pet food market.

How engineering mindset helps Lune create the ‘world’s best croissants’

Lune was founded by Kate Reid, a former aeronautical engineer, alongside her brother Cam in 2012 and quickly shot to not...

Retail appointments of the week

Heinemann announces APAC MD; Kathmandu hires international team to lead expansion; Walmart to hire over 3000 drivers.

Sushi Sushi CEO leads retail’s first crypto store sale

Australian franchise Sushi Sushi has put a Queensland store up for sale via crypto currency, in what is believed to be a...
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Why Modibodi is challenging societal norms

Modibodi founder and CEO Kristy Chong talks category expansion and normalising postpartum bodies.

Deciem brings good tidings after tough year with positive newspaper

Global beauty brand Deciem is using the power of positivity to empower customers.

Frank Body, Arnott’s, Step One lead Christmas donation drive

Frank Body CMO Jess Hatzis recruited industry partners to donate 12,000 units of stock for a charity donation drive.

Beauty at the bus stop: Mecca uses vending machines to drive gift sales

Mecca is using gifting machines to serve consumers while they are out and about in the lead up to Christmas.

Ikea supports people and planet with latest social partnerships

Furniture giant Ikea has partnered with social businesses in Southeast Asia to provide jobs for minority groups and brin...

All things bright and beautiful: About Allkinds’ fun-filled philosophy

Allkinds, an inclusive personal care brand for kids, has big plans to grow its digital and physical presence in 2022.

Bonjour APAC! French fashion makes an entrance with online showroom

A French trade agency has opened an online showroom to connect trendy French brands with Australian buyers.

From Kellogg to Kinrise: Why this exec made the leap to the start-up world

Former Kellogg MD Esme Borgelt discusses the move from multinational industry giant to family-owned business.

Mad Mex exits Asia. Here’s the new growth strategy for Australia

Mexican food chain Mad Mex is returning to Australian ownership with an ambitious local growth strategy.

Converse steps up customisation with Renew Labs concept

Footwear brand Converse introduces a new store concept in Melbourne’s Fitzroy aimed at helping customers upcycle their s...

Delivery like a G: Menulog challenged by labour shortage

Food delivery platform Menulog sees growth in grocery and convenience foods, but Australia’s labour shortage is making c...

Meet the cool Melbourne brand spreading kindness through clothing

Amber Wilkinson left her corporate job and started a small business with the aim of bringing a little more kindness to t...