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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

Apparel manufacture declined 5.1% in the second quarter from the first quarterWORLD: Apparel fuels global manufacturing downturn 11 September 2014

World manufacturing recorded a fresh decline in the second quarter of 2014, with apparel and footwear among the worst-affected sectors.

MenUS: Men’s Wearhouse Q2 profit up on sales boost 11 September 2014

Formal clothing specialist Men’s Wearhouse recorded a slight increase in net profit for the second quarter, with sales boosted by its recent acquisition of rival Jos A Bank.

John Lewis saw its first-half online fashion sales jump 33.9%UK: Online fashion boosts John Lewis H1 11 September 2014

UK retail business The John Lewis Partnership recorded a double-digit first-half profit increase thanks to rising revenues, with online clothing sales a highlight.

US: The Wet Seal turnaround “already in motion” 11 September 2014

The new CEO at troubled retailer The Wet Seal says he will “move quickly” to restore growth after the women’s wear business posted a loss in the second quarter.

Millions of denim garments, many with distressed and worn finishes, are sold annually in the USUS: Retailers urge ITC to drop denim patent case 4 September 2014

Retailers and fashion businesses have joined forces to call on the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to abandon a patent investigation into laser-abraded jeans.

First-quarter retail sales were up 13.4% for SuperGroup UK: SuperGroup Q1 sales surge despite comps dip 4 September 2014

Superdry brand owner SuperGroup recorded another period of double-digit revenue growth in the first quarter, but suffered a like-for-like sales fall.

PVH enjoyed a robust performance from Tommy Hilfiger in the second quarter US: PVH Q2 profit boosted by Hilfiger growth 4 September 2014

A robust performance from Tommy Hilfiger helped PVH Corp post a second quarter profit, with revenues almost breaking through the $2bn barrier.

US: Retail leaders “embracing omnichannel” 4 September 2014

Retail leaders are increasingly embracing an omnichannel strategy, with some 70% of executives linking their stores with websites, mobile apps and social media.

Christopher & Banks saw its second-quarter sales rise 2.3%US: Christopher & Banks returns to profit in Q2 4 September 2014

Women’s wear retailer Christopher & Banks returned to profitability in the second quarter, with revenues, comparable store sales and margins all improving.

World cotton production is set to fall some 400,000 tons in 2014/15WORLD: Cotton prices forecast to fall as stocks increase 3 September 2014

Cotton production is set to exceed consumption in 2014/15 for the fifth successive season, leading to rising stocks outside China and falling prices.

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