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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

Stricter assessment is helping to capture more mistakesVietnam garment factories face fire safety challenge 18 December 2014

Blocked fire exits and a lack of proper equipment and training highlight a “persistently high” level of non-compliance with fire safety standards in Vietnam garment factories, says a new report.

Ecuador set for enhanced trading status with EU 17 December 2014

Ecuador is poised to enjoy enhanced trading status with the European Union after the signing of a protocol between the two parties.

The project will aim to foster a more coherent and stronger approach towards apprenticeships in Bangladesh
Bangladesh poised for apprenticeship drive 17 December 2014

A five-year project is aiming to popularise apprenticeships in Bangladesh and promote their benefits to workers and the economy alike.

Vietnam “promise” for Italy textile machinery 17 December 2014

Vietnam is “one of the most promising” future markets for Italy’s textile machine industry, says ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machine Manufacturers.

Black Friday helped UK online retail sales to break recordsBlack Friday brings UK record e-commerce sales 17 December 2014

Black Friday helped UK online retail sales to break records in November, according to figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

Report urges overhaul of Cambodia factory safety 16 December 2014

Safety in Cambodian garment factories needs to be improved through a complete overhaul of building regulations and the inspection regime, says a new report.

Agreement aims to eradicate Cambodia child labour 16 December 2014

A new agreement involving manufacturers and Better Factories Cambodia aims to eliminate child labour in the country’s garment industry.

Apparel ranked third among the top reshoring industriesApparel manufacturing leads US reshoring trend 16 December 2014

Apparel manufacturing has defied expectations by being one of the leading industries bringing manufacturing back to the US, a new index suggests.

Work/occupational/safety footwear sales rose 14% in the first ten months of the year Work-related footwear leads US shoe sales 16 December 2014

Sales of US fashion footwear dipped slightly in the first ten months of the year, despite good growth for the work and outdoor segments.

Retailers are forecasting 49% growth in click and collect orders this Christmas UK set for festive Click & Collect surge 16 December 2014

Retailers in the UK are facing a surge in the use of click and collect services as online sales boom over the Christmas period, according to research commissioned by Barclays.

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