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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

International growth drives Hanesbrands Q4 profit 30 January 2015

Strong international sales, fuelled by acquisitions, helped apparel group Hanesbrands to nearly treble third-quarter profit on a double-digit sales increase.

Oeko-Tex updates textile test criteria 30 January 2015

Testing body the Oeko-Tex Association has issued its annual update of test criteria and limit values for product certification in line with Oeko-Tex Standard 100.

Retailers set to consolidate commerce platforms 30 January 2015

Retailers are increasingly looking to consolidate multiple systems into unified commerce platforms, according to a survey of companies in the US, Europe and Australia.

Sales in North America fell 20% during the quarterCoach Q2 profit slumps on strategic revamp 30 January 2015

Luxury accessories business Coach said its transformation strategy was on track despite a 33% slump in second-quarter net profit.

Ugg revenues rose 6.5% during the quarter Deckers lifts Q3 profit on Ugg growth 30 January 2015

Ugg boot business Deckers Brands recorded a double-digit third quarter profit rise thanks to revenue boosts from Ugg and the company’s other brands.

Retail impact of east coast blizzard not so serious 28 January 2015

The impact of winter storm Juno on retailers should not be too serious despite fears of shuttered stores for much of this week, according to one analyst.

Companies continue to call for US trade commitment 28 January 2015

Retail, apparel and footwear companies have welcomed the “continued commitment” of US Trade Representative Mike Froman to driving forward the country’s trade agenda.

US industry encouraged by State of the Union address 28 January 2015

The apparel and footwear industry of the US has voiced its support for trade pledges made by President Obama in his recent State of the Union Address.

The global market for waterproof breathable textiles will be worth $1.73bn by 2020Technology driving waterproofs market growth 28 January 2015

Technological advancements and a growing consumer taste for high-performance apparel are set to drive growth for waterproof breathable textiles, says a new study.

Dan Post invests in enterprise suite 28 January 2015

Military footwear supplier Dan Post Boots has replaced its existing software package with CGS’s Bluecherry Enterprise Suite.

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