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Ruth Hogan

Ruth Hogan is features and premium editor of FMCG content at Octomedia. 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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Impossible Foods is coming to Australia: Here’s what lies ahead

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Dan Murphy’s unveils future-focused stores as Endeavour demerger nears

Australia’s largest liquor retailer unveils future-focused store concept based on consumer education and discovery.

Venchi eyes Australia as part of APAC expansion

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How JB Hi-Fi, Woolies and Lyre’s view the future workforce

Data-driven decisions are a key trend expected to shape the future retail workforce.

How social activism helped Ben & Jerry’s enjoy its best year yet

Ben & Jerry’s global head of activism Christopher Miller shares how the business is using marketing for the greater good...

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