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Richard Woodard

Richard WoodardBiography

A trained newspaper journalist, Richard Woodard spent eight years working for the East Anglian Daily Times, a regional daily newspaper in England.

In September 2000, he joined drinks trade magazine Wine & Spirit International as editor, and was responsible for writing, commissioning and producing a broad range of business-related content relevant to the international drinks industry.

Richard left Wine & Spirit International at the end of 2005 to pursue a freelance career. Since then, he has written news and feature articles regularly for just-style.com, as well as for a variety of drinks magazines and websites, including sister site just-drinks.com.

Articles by Richard Woodard

US: “Made in USA” company rapped for deceptive claims 23 July 2014

A company which sells a “Made in USA” certification seal has agreed to stop deceptive claims after being targeted by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges.

US: Columbia Sportswear fined for mislabelled clothing 23 July 2014

Columbia Sportswear Company has agreed to pay a US$100,800 penalty after it admitted distributing mislabelled clothing containing insect repellent.

US: Dirtball sues Quiksilver in trademark case 23 July 2014

Eco-friendly apparel maker Dirtball is suing DC Shoes and its parent company, Quiksilver, over claims of infringement of the Dirtball trademark.

BANGLADESH: Project to improve tannery working conditions 23 July 2014

A project funded by the Norwegian Government and implemented by the ILO (International Labor Organization) aims to improve working conditions in Bangladesh’s tannery factories.

EU: Economic deal with West Africa to bring duty-free access 22 July 2014

Sixteen West African states are to sign a trade deal with the European Union in a move that opens up full duty-free access for more countries.

US: Crocs shifts strategy and cuts jobs as Q2 profit slumps 22 July 2014

Footwear business Crocs has unveiled a strategic plan aimed at bringing long-term growth to the company after second quarter profits slumped by 34%, including more than 180 global job cuts.

GERMANY: Weatherproof jackets release harmful chemicals 22 July 2014

The waterproofed layer in weatherproof jackets releases harmful chemicals into the environment, according to tests conducted in Germany.

US: Ascena hunts new CFO as Montgomery departs 22 July 2014

Ascena Retail Group has embarked on a search for a new CFO after current incumbent Dirk Montgomery announced his departure later this summer.

US: Back-to-school spending set for increase 22 July 2014

Families in the US will spend slightly more on back-to-school items this year, including apparel and footwear, according to a new survey.

There is concern the deal could erode the EU’s health, social and environmental standardsEUROPE: MEPs call for more TTIP transparency 17 July 2014

More transparency is needed during talks on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US, MEPs say.

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