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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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Coles ditches collectibles to meet sustainability targets

Coles will launch its national “Together to Zero” campaign this Sunday to communicate its sustainability measures to con...

What Matthew Salter has in store for General Mills

Matthew Salter, MD at General Mills Australia, shares his learnings from working within the Europe division and his plan...

Inside Kellogg’s $45 million investment in innovation

Kellogg’s MD Esme Borgelt discusses gut health, gaming and going gluten free.

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...

Start-up lessons from Carman’s Carolyn Creswell

It’s nearly 30 years since Carolyn Creswell, a first-year university student at the time, snapped up the small muesli bu...

Reinventing vitamins: Inside JS Health’s overseas expansion

JSHealth founder Jessica Sepel discusses her passion for health and how setbacks have helped fuel success.

Aldi launches Corner Store in convenience push

Discount supermarket Aldi is this week opening a smaller, convenience store offer in North Sydney.
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How to spot the ‘red flags’ in retail supply chains

Aldi has become the first Australian member of Slave-Free Alliance but the retail industry, as a whole, has a long way t...

The science behind Olay’s best-selling product

Olay principal scientist David Khoo shares an insight into the skills and processes behind iconic skincare products.

Are members-only supermarkets the future of grocery?

Alibaba is expanding its membership-driven hypermarket chain as it seeks to capitalise on China’s burgeoning middle clas...

“Tipping point”: Why Coles is pumping millions into tech

Coles pours $1.4 billion into efficiency measures and store renewals as it ramps up against rivals.

What Aus-UK trade deal means for exporters

Aus-UK free trade agreement will benefit consumers and exporters on both sides, but it will be some time before Australi...

How The Reject Shop staff are subject to abuse

Retailers, union and government grappling to deal with increasing levels of customer abuse towards frontline staff.

Coles doubles down on payments with launch of Flypay for grocery

Coles chief executive of e-commerce Ben Hassing believes Flypay will remove friction and is a step further for Coles in ...

“Flawed from the outset”: Behind the downfall of David Jones Food

David Jones’ parent suggests a move towards concessions model and longlife products to save ailing food business.

Good. Different? Aldi follows rivals on self-service and e-commerce

Aldi Australia is rolling out self-service technology to select stores in NSW and taking its first steps in e-commerce.

“It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet”: How mice are feasting on farmers’ profits

In a typical season, farmers expect to see some rodent activity, however grain growers in NSW are battling “significantl...

Woolworths resurrects Healthy Life with launch of digital wellness destination

Two years after acquiring failed health store brand Healthy Life, Woolworths is launching an online platform complete wi...

Woolworths, Big W, Endeavour introduce paid gender affirmation leave

The Woolworths Group in Australia and New Zealand extends support for transgender and gender diverse employees.

Welcome to Australia’s first bar with no beer

Melbourne’s Brunswick Aces introduces a non-alcoholic bar where non-drinkers can feel “respected, prioritised, and cater...