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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

APEC to explore Asia-Pacific free trade area 13 November 2014

The launch of a strategic study into issues related to a planned Asia-Pacific free trade area was one of the measures announced at this week’s Summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).


TodTod’s YTD profit slashed as sales dip 13 November 2014

Luxury footwear business Tod’s posted a much-reduced net profit for the first nine months of 2014, but highlighted signs of improved trading in the third quarter.


Asics Q2 net income nears JPY25bn 13 November 2014

Sporting apparel and footwear business Asics recorded a second quarter net profit of almost JPY25bn thanks to continued interest in sports overall, and running in particular.


US textile firms urge swift passage of tariff bill 13 November 2014

The National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) has called on Congress to move quickly to pass the long-awaited Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), which it says will boost US exports, manufacturing and employment.


Companies rapped over caffeine shapewear claims 13 November 2014

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered two companies to pay a total of more than US$1.5m for misleading customers about the claimed slimming effects of caffeine-infused shapewear.


Cotton made in Africa launches first organic cotton 12 November 2014

Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF), Africa’s largest cotton initiative, has launched its first CmiA (Cotton made in Africa) organic cotton onto the market.


SainsburySainsbury’s scents clothing potential as sales dip 12 November 2014

Supermarket retailer Sainsbury’s has pledged to grow its non-food business, including clothing, after its second quarter profit and underlying sales both fell.


Aeffe returns to YTD profit despite revenue dip 12 November 2014

Luxury goods business Aeffe, owner of the Moschino and Alberta Ferretti brands, returned to profit in the nine months to the end of September, despite a slight dip in sales.


MonclerExport growth boosts Moncler YTD profit 12 November 2014

Italian luxury fashion group Moncler nearly doubled its net profit for the first nine months of the year, thanks to strong export growth.


Oeko-Tex hails sustainability progress 12 November 2014

Certification body Oeko-Tex has hailed the progress made by companies in complying with sustainability standards, with failure rates falling to a new low last year.


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