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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

Impasse on WTO trade package will have “dramatic” impact 16 October 2014

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has called for the immediate ratification of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation, warning of “dramatic consequences” for international commerce.

Wal-Mart has outlined plans for e-commerce growthWal-Mart to ramp up e-commerce investment 16 October 2014

Retail giant Wal-Mart has announced plans to ramp up its e-commerce investment while moderating future physical store growth.

US retail sales up 4.3% in September 16 October 2014

US retail sales rose 4.3% in September on the same month last year, while clothing sales were up 2.7%, according to US Census Bureau estimates.

The survey found 16% of consumers had already started their holiday shoppingUS shoppers “set to delay” holiday purchases 16 October 2014

More shoppers will wait until Thanksgiving weekend to start their holiday shopping in the US this year, according to a new survey.

Infor offers new fashion PLM cloud platform 16 October 2014

Software provider Infor has unveiled Infor CloudSuite Fashion, aimed at offering fashion customers “mission critical” applications in the cloud environment.

Converse is suing 31 rivals over claims they infringed the trademark of its Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoesConverse trademark suit targets 31 rivals 15 October 2014

Nike-owned footwear business Converse is suing 31 rivals over claims they infringed the trademark of its Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes.

The Wet Seal axes 78 jobs amid wider cost cuts 15 October 2014

Beleaguered retail business The Wet Seal is cutting 78 jobs as part of plans to trim millions of dollars from its cost base every year.

World Bank and WTO join to aid developing trade 15 October 2014

The World Bank Group and World Trade Organization (WTO) have announced plans to co-operate in helping developing countries to reduce trade barriers.

McKnight stepped down as CEO in favour of Andy Mooney in January last yearQuiksilver founder to take non-executive role 15 October 2014

Bob McKnight, co-founder and former CEO of surf-led fashion business Quiksilver, is to retire as chairman and take up a non-executive role with the company.

Elle Macpherson Intimates to diversify after US move 15 October 2014

Elle Macpherson Intimates is set to move its operations to the US, expanding into new categories including activewear and swimwear.

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