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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

Li & Fung FY profit down in “transitional” year 19 March 2015

Consumer goods colossus Li & Fung has seen full-year profits decline following a year “of transition and investment” for the Hong Kong-listed business.

GreenpeaceGreenpeace ranks fashion firms on detox efforts 19 March 2015

Greenpeace has launched its second “Detox Catwalk” – an online platform designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain.

Founder returns as Li Ning posts third FY loss 19 March 2015

Founder and chairman Li Ning is returning to the day-to-day running of his eponymous sports business after it reported its third straight annual loss.

Ted Baker drives up FY net profit by 25% 19 March 2015

Lifestyle brand business Ted Baker posted another full-year net profit increase thanks to double-digit revenue surges across the business.

Guess Q4 earnings slump on currency impact 19 March 2015

The impact of the strong dollar sent fourth quarter net profit down by nearly a quarter for fashion business Guess, the company reported.

Adidas strides towards apparel supply chain transparency 18 March 2015

Sporting goods business Adidas has completed the full screening of chemicals used in its apparel manufacturing – a step towards full transparency on the company’s “input chemicals”.

Tonello laser to “revolutionise” finishing 18 March 2015

A new multicolour laser process unveiled by garment finishing business Tonello is set to “revolutionise” the laser finishing market, the company claims.

Quiksilver “encouraged” by narrower Q1 loss 18 March 2015

The boss of surf-led apparel business Quiksilver said he was “encouraged” after the company reported an 18% cut to its first quarter net loss.

Inditex beats forecasts with 5% FY profit rise 18 March 2015

Retail clothing giant Inditex marginally beat market expectations with a 5% boost to full-year net profit, while group revenues were up 8% on last year.

Charges send J Crew to Q4 loss 18 March 2015

Clothing retailer J Crew slid to a fourth quarter and full-year loss, impacted by large-scale charges related to impairment and refinancing.

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