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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

Can Unilever emerge unscathed from Ben & Jerry’s controversy?

The founders of US ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s address concerns about Palestine controversy, while Unilever rejects ...

The right formula? Promotion of toddler milk comes into question

ACCC calls on government to consider promotion of toddler formula in review of MAIF Agreement.

NFTs, video game and novel mark Monsieur Louis Vuitton’s 200th birthday

August 4 marks Monsieur Louis Vuitton’s bicentennial birthday and the brand has a host of festivities planned in his hon...

How video calls with mechanics keep Jax Tyre & Auto motoring

Jax Tyres & Auto ramps up zero contact services to meet needs of customers in lockdown.

Oh Canada: The next stop in Grace Loves Lace’s global expansion

Australian bridal retailer Grace Loves Lace is opening its first Canadian showroom this month following unwavering succe...

The pros and cons of employer-sponsored egg freezing

A recent Australian study revealed strong support for employer-sponsored egg freezing and experts predict a rise in the ...

Koala beds down in South Korea

Australian mattress brand Koala is venturing into a new market following stellar success in Japan.

Forget Amazon Go, experts reveal the supermarket of the future

A22 turns the traditional supermarket on its head, stripping back aisles and utilising space for education and entertain...

Sweaty palms and bargain bins: Why consumers are flocking to dollar stores

Poundland owner plots aggressive expansion as consumers hunt a bargain amid economic uncertainty.

Booktopia furthers investment in publishing with Welbeck ANZ

Booktopia sets sights on becoming a publishing powerhouse, forming a strategic partnership with a UK-based publisher.

Redefining the record store: Could it be third time lucky for HMV?

UK-based music retailer HMV is returning to the high street with plans for 10 store openings this year.

Ben & Jerry’s wades into Palestine controversy, but will it come at a cost?

The US ice cream company has angered Israeli supporters after a decision to stop selling products in occupied Palestinia...

Introducing Better That — a new online marketplace with a heart

Online marketplace, Better That, is inviting shoppers to support their chosen charity with each purchase.

From Dragon Ball to Doraemon: How physical retail is shaking up anime

Anime retailer Hakken! expands physical presence with second store opening in Singapore.

How Vestiaire Collective’s new initiative is driving fashion activism

The luxury resale platform is hosting a program of monthly online conversations around sustainable fashion and inclusion...

Aldi Australia launches Corner Store in convenience push

Discount supermarket Aldi is this week opening a smaller, convenience store offer in North Sydney.

How retailers are pushing for plastic-free beyond July

Retailers advance sustainability efforts beyond Plastic Free July with recycling and refill programs on the rise.

‘It makes us really scared’: Retail workers reveal customer abuse

Four frontline workers share their experiences dealing with aggressive and abusive customers at supermarkets and departm...

Farewell, filters: Why brands aren’t worried about new photo editing laws

A new law in Norway requiring influencers to state when they have edited their appearance is receiving much praise from ...

How Jeanswest went from VA to Clothing Store of the Year in 12 months

Managing director of denim retailer Jeanswest shares plans for new store locations, e-commerce growth and sustainable ra...