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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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Ethique raises the bar in beauty and lifestyle

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No signs of 11.11 festival fatigue in China, Kraft Heinz CMO says

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Stop and smell the roses: Inside Locali’s second store at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place Sydney opens this week with fashion, food and florists dominating the retail precinct.

Safety over sales: Online alcohol retailers under pressure to take action

Online alcohol providers in NSW adjust to latest reforms but pressure is on retailers nationally to have better systems ...

8 bite-size business insights from Carman’s Carolyn Creswell

Lessons in how to establish a successful start-up from the founder of leading nutritional snack company Carman’s.

Woolworths outpaces Coles in online grocery stakes

After a difficult quarter for supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths look to vaccinations for a smoother path forward. But t...

Meal kits for man’s best friend: Marley Spoon introduces Bezzie

Meal kit company Marley Spoon introduces premium pet food subscription focused on flexibility and personalisation as it ...
99th Monkey

From print to peanut butter: How 99th Monkey became a million-dollar brand

Nick Sheridan, a former journalist, began experimenting with nut butters in 2012 when he was training for the Vienna Mar...

Why coffee is a natural progression for Who Gives a Crap

Ethical toilet paper company Who Gives a Crap is exploring rather unique ways to accelerate demand for its product.

Dettol teams up with Sydney Opera House on interactive experiences

Dettol Australia has teamed up with the Sydney Opera House on a two-year partnership to deliver interactive and educatio...

Collins Foods points to small-box formats for KFC

Following the acquisition of a further nine KFC restaurants in the Netherlands, Collins Foods leans into a universal tre...

Harris Farm Markets takes premium approach to food waste

Grocery retailer Harris Farm Markets has introduced a new food waste initiative which will see retail staff upcycling wo...

Meet the Aussie business woman behind Walmart’s most innovative brands

Product-sourcing marketplace observes trends towards localisation, minority- and diverse-owned businesses and premium pr...

Why Mondelēz is going crackers for premium snacks

Confectionery house Mondelēz International is doubling down on healthy snacks after buying Gourmet Food Holdings earlier...

Pam Pam Buns brings authentic Thai food to Aussie supermarkets

Locally-manufactured plant-based Thai food company Pam Pam Buns has released a new range of curry pouches and ready-made...

How Australian NaturalCare is tackling competitive supplements category

Online vitamins and supplements retailer Australian NaturalCare is tapping into demand for locally-manufactured goods, w...

Melbourne, NZ next stops on Geezy Go’s rapid expansion

Dark stores, in-house delivery team and affordable prices prove to be winning formula for online supermarket Geezy Go.

Woolworths taps into ‘endless aisle’ with Everyday Market

The supermarket chain’s online ‘endless aisle’ launched carrying a relatively small number of offerings. Don’t expect it...

Meet Dhuwa, an Indigenous-owned coffee brand giving back to the community

Dhuwa, meaning to feel alive in Bidjara language, is an Indigenous-owned coffee brand, roasted in partnership with Griff...