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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

Footwear companies are facing compliance challengesUS: Footwear “facing increased compliance challenges” 30 July 2014

Footwear companies are facing ever higher levels of compliance challenges thanks to increasing regulation, according to new research.

US: Arrests made at REI/North Face protests 30 July 2014

More than 20 people were arrested at an REI store in the US amid protests at the retailer’s ties with outdoor brand The North Face, which is accused of worker rights violations in Bangladesh.

Counterfeit textile trade has led to a fall in the number of textile industry jobs in GhanaGHANA: Task force to tackle textile design piracy 30 July 2014

The Ghanaian government has set up a task force to combat the trade in counterfeit versions of the country’s textile designs.

The agreement offers free access to EU markets for any products from Cameroon CAMEROON: Inks trade agreement with EU 30 July 2014

Cameroon has ratified an economic and trade deal with the European Union giving improved access for its exports to the EU member states.

AUSTRALIA/NZ: Singletree teams up with Pure PLM 30 July 2014

Software supplier Singletree Technologies has teamed up with Pure PLM to sell and implement its Intellimas software in Australia and New Zealand.

MacyUS: Macy’s increases sustainability efforts 24 July 2014

Department store retailer Macy’s has announced a raft of new initiatives designed to boost the company’s sustainability record.

US/AUSTRALIA: Cotton Leads attracts 200 partners 24 July 2014

The Cotton Leads responsible growing programme has attracted more than 200 partners across the global cotton supply chain since it was launched in October last year.

US: Apparel fuels June consumer price growth 24 July 2014

Apparel prices in the US grew for a second consecutive month in June, according to new figures.

US: Unifi FY profit rockets despite sales dip 24 July 2014

Yarn business Unifi recorded a 73% surge in full-year net profit, despite reductions to annual revenues, and cuts to fourth quarter earnings and sales.

US: Skechers Q2 profit surges in record quarter 24 July 2014

Footwear business Skechers USA posted more record figures in the second quarter, boosted by a 37% revenue surge and slight margin uplift.

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