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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

CAMBODIA: Garment makers condemn strike protests 27 August 2014

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has condemned strike action taken by garment workers, claiming that it contravenes labour laws.

The project aims to promote a constructive dialogue with employersBANGLADESH: Workers in “constructive” employer talks 27 August 2014

A project is underway in Bangladesh designed to increase union membership and promote a constructive dialogue with employers.

The US men’s footwear market moved up by 8% in the past two yearsUS: Necessity drives men’s shoe purchasing, says study 27 August 2014

Necessity is the main motivation behind men buying shoes in the US, according to a new study, but attitudes are beginning to evolve as men increasingly embrace fashion and newness in footwear.

GUATEMALA: US looking into labour law reforms 27 August 2014

The US has allowed a dispute settlement process related to labour enforcement in Guatemala to remain suspended for four weeks while it reviews fresh reforms made by the country’s government.

Auchan said it has been “very touched” by last year’s tragedyFRANCE: Auchan donates US$1.5m to Rana Plaza fund 27 August 2014

Supermarket giant Auchan Group is to contribute US$1.5m to the Rana Plaza Donor’s Trust Fund – but maintains that it had no business relationship with anyone based in the collapsed building.

Better Work is aiming move into new programmes ANALYSIS: Better Work programme poised to expand 26 August 2014

The Better Work programme is set to expand its activities and influence over the next few years in an effort to drive up working conditions across the global garment industry.

CAMBODIA: Garment workers “dying on the job” 15 August 2014

Garment workers in Cambodia are “dying on the job” because of a combination of overwork, poor working conditions and poverty wages, a union claims.

US: Cone Denim unveils yarn with 25% extra stretch 15 August 2014

Denim developer Cone Denim has unveiled its new Level II SGene yarn technology, claimed to be 25% more stretchy than before.

NordstromUS: Nordstrom Q2 profit flat after investments 15 August 2014

Retailer Nordstrom’s second-quarter profit was flat on last year despite rises in sales, thanks to a series of company investments.

MarimekkoFINLAND: Marimekko H1 loss lowered on cost cuts 15 August 2014

Finnish fashion and textile business Marimekko Group reduced its first-half net loss by half thanks to reorganisation and cost reductions in Finland and the US.

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