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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: Apparel guidance for fluorinated repellent products 28 August 2014

New guidance has been published for the apparel industry on best environmental practices (BEP) for companies that use fluorinated repellent products.

US: Fluorine-free Storm Cotton outerwear technology 28 August 2014

Cotton Incorporated has joined forces with chemical specialist Archroma to launch a fluorine-free version of its Storm Cotton outerwear textile technology.

US: “Tentative agreement” reached in port contract talks 28 August 2014

Port workers and their employers on the west coast of the US have reached a “tentative agreement” on health benefit issues as contract talks rumble on.

AUSTRALIA: Billabong FY loss dips on turnaround 28 August 2014

Surfwear-led business Billabong International says its turnaround strategy is working after full-year losses were reduced and sales rose in Europe and Asia Pacific.

US: Chico’s Q2 profit drop gets mixed response 28 August 2014

Retailer Chico’s 31% reduction in second quarter net profit met with a mixed reception from analysts in the US, with margin pressures expected to continue into the third quarter.

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.

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