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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

UK: Clothing retail sales drop in February 27 March 2014

UK retail clothing sales bucked the overall trend in February, falling by both volume and value on a year ago.

VIETNAM: Better Work initiative expands into footwear 27 March 2014

The Better Work Vietnam initiative, aimed at improving the country’s industrial performance, is to be extended to cover its footwear industry in the next five years.

US: CPSC seeks comments on flammability standards 27 March 2014

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) in the US has submitted for comment information from makers and importers of clothing and textiles on flammability standards.

US: New fund set up to aid Bangladesh workers 27 March 2014

Charitable foundation BRAC USA has set up a new fund to aid and support workers in the Bangladeshi ready made garment industry.

US: Los Angeles fashion industry “unappreciated” 27 March 2014

The fashion industry in Los Angeles is “largely unappreciated” as a driving force for the city’s economy, according to a new report - despite local companies earning revenues of more than US$18bn through the sector.

Cambodian workers at a rally earlier this year calling for a monthly wage of $160 (Photo credit: LICHADO)Apparel brands have vital role to play in Cambodia crisis 26 March 2014

Western brands and retailers are “deeply implicated” in the current unrest gripping the Cambodian apparel sector – but they can also be part of the solution, says a new report.

US: J Crew Q4 profit slumps as margins shrink 25 March 2014

Fashion retailer J Crew Group posted a slump in fourth quarter profit thanks to shrinking margins, which fell to 36.8% from 38.4% 12 months earlier.

EU: Begins investment protection talks with Burma 25 March 2014

The European Union has initiated negotiations on an investment protection agreement with Myanmar, following its reinstatement of trade preferences with the country last July.

GERMANY: Tom Tailor FY earnings up on Bonita buy 25 March 2014

German fashion business Tom Tailor confirmed a 16% increase in earnings for 2013 and outlined its intention to boost the fortunes of recent acquisition Bonita.

BRAZIL: Organisations step up fake sporting goods fight 25 March 2014

A number of organisations, including the Brazilian government, the EU, the World Customs Organization (WCO), the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry and FIFA, have stepped up the fight against fake sporting goods.

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