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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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Why Coles’ CEO isn’t counting his roast chickens before they hatch

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Why Dylan Alcott launched his own ready-made meal startup

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Boracay Skin founder Emille Mendoza explains her brand’s shimmering success

How a former flight attendant has built an international brand, shipping to nearly 100 countries.

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Innovation and adaptation are driving growth in plant-based foods

While much of the innovation in plant-based foods has been spearheaded by small, more nimble players and start-ups, majo...

Q&A: Here’s what I learnt from working at Coca-Cola

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How wine company The Hidden Sea mixes business with social purpose

"Brands vying for their consumers' attention should have a clear and higher purpose."

2021 Unwrapped: What shoppers want

Consumers are looking for more “meaningful” brands – those that stand for something more than simply satisfying our need...
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Exclusive: Arnott’s CEO opens up on a year of challenges

The best piece of advice I received is “Know when you are a teacher and when you are a student”.

The man from Mars talks digital, diversity and staying relevant

Inside FMCG talks to Mars Food Australia GM Bill Heague.
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Open Farm is set to shake up pet-food market with ethical sourcing

Here's how Open Farm is offering a sustainable alternative to mainstream pet foods.

Australian-first plant-protein manufacturing facility opens

Australia’s plant-based market has received another boost with the opening of an $11 million factory by Proform Foods.
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How three mates created cosmetics company Bondi Skin Co

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Lilydale makes digital connections with virtual masterclass series

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Woolies CEO worried over impact of Vic restrictions on Christmas supply

Restrictions in Victoria could impact the distribution of groceries to supermarkets and result in further shortages over...

Fenn Foods to launch carbon-neutral Veef

Queensland food business Fenn Foods, best known for its Veef products, is to launch world-first plant-based meat product...

Despite strong sales, Woolworths reports minor profit dip

Woolworths reports strong sales and growth in online but high costs drag profits.

“The greatest test of our lifetime”: Coles boosts profit despite Covid-19

Coles has reporting profit growth for the first time in four years - up 7.1 per cent to $951 million - despite the impac...

Interview: How David Fenlon steered BWX through the challenges of Covid-19

It’s been a busy year for BWX chief executive David Fenlon since he took up the role in July last year, between expandin...

Vittoria ramps up product development as it boosts coffee share

Vittoria MD discusses the rapid growth in the capsules market and the challenges of launching a new range during a pande...