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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

Adidas has said North America is a “key priority” for 2015IN THE MONEY: Adidas sets sights on America after mixed year 5 March 2015

If 2014 began as a year full of promise for German sports group Adidas – thanks to its strong presence at the World Cup in Brazil – it closed with an air of slight disappointment, thanks to reversals in golf, Russia and the currency exchanges. But it now has its sights set on North America.

Adidas earnings were impacted by currency headwinds, a slump in Russia and a weak golf marketCurrency headwinds batter Adidas Q4 profit 5 March 2015

Sporting goods giant Adidas recorded a much-reduced fourth-quarter net profit, impacted by currency headwinds, a slump in Russia and a weak golf market.

Hugo Boss is under attack from union activistHugo Boss attacked over labour rights record 4 March 2015

German fashion house Hugo Boss has come under attack from union activists over its treatment of factory workers in Turkey.

Child labour “traps millions” in South Asia 4 March 2015

Almost 17m children are involved in child labour across South Asia – one in five of them aged 11 or under – according to a new report.

Ending stocks outside China are set to reach close to 10m tonsCotton stocks set for 35-year high 4 March 2015

World ending stocks of cotton outside China could reach close to 10m tons by the end of the 2014/15 season, the highest level in 35 years, according to the latest forecasts.

Revenues for Kate Spade North America jumped 50.5% Kate Spade posts huge Q4 profit gain 4 March 2015

Apparel and accessories business Kate Spade & Company increased its fourth-quarter net profit by nearly US$100m, thanks to 50%-plus revenue hikes for its core divisions.

Justice mars Ascena Q2 performance 4 March 2015

Ascena Retail Group recorded a steep decline in second-quarter profit, with falling sales at its Justice brand offsetting growth elsewhere in the business.

New Gap Inc CEO Art Peck is candid about the challenges aheadNew Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue” 3 March 2015

Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early “to do” list is already assuming somewhat alarming proportions.

Comparable store sales for VictoriaL Brands cautious despite 15% Q4 profit rise 26 February 2015

Victoria’s Secret and La Senza owner L Brands posted a double-digit fourth quarter profit rise – but worried analysts with cautious guidance for fiscal 2015.

TJX beats estimates with 15% Q4 profit increase 26 February 2015

Across-the-board sales and comps increases for its divisions helped cut-price retail group The TJX Companies to record a 15% lift in fourth-quarter net profit.

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