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Richard Woodard

Richard WoodardBiography

A trained newspaper journalist, Richard Woodard was editor of the drinks trade magazine Wine & Spirit International from 2000 to 2005, responsible for writing, commissioning and producing a broad range of business-related content relevant to the international drinks industry.

He now works freelance and is a regular contributor to just-drinks.com, Decanter, The Spirits Business, The Drinks Business and Imbibe, among others.

Columns by Richard Woodard

Comment - Spirits - A Word with WoodardComment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard

Resident columnist and spirits know-it-all Richard Woodard provides his monthly take on the latest in the global white spirits industry.

Articles by Richard Woodard

just-drinks surveyed 168 of its members late last monthCurrency volatility tops post-Brexit industry concerns – just-drinks survey 15 November 2016

Confidence in the global drinks industry remains at a low level following the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU), the latest just-drinks survey shows.


just-drinks ran its second Brexit survey in OctoberThe just-drinks Brexit survey, three months on – Analysis 15 November 2016

The impact of exchange rate fluctuations following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union remains a major concern for the future, according to the latest survey of the global drinks industry by just-drinks.


How ripe is the gin segment for future growth?How to win in gin - Comment 6 October 2016

As one of the drinks industry's more unpredictable booms continues, have we reached 'peak gin'? Not yet, suggests Richard Woodard, but new market entrants will have to be smart – or have deep pockets – if they're to cash in.


The Gin category today - An introduction - Gin Essentials, Part I 6 October 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part one, we look at how the sector has performed in recent years.


Today's Market Trends - Gin Essentials, Part II 6 October 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part two, we consider the sector's performance on a by-market basis.


Tomorrow's Market Trends - Gin Essentials, Part III 6 October 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part three, we look at what the future trends will be for the sector.


Key Brands Performance - Gin Essentials, Part IV 6 October 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part four, we turn our attention to the major gin brands and their owners.


Category Trends - Gin Essentials, Part V 6 October 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part five, we look at the consumer and category trends that have come into play for the sector.


Category Challenges & Innovations - Gin Essentials, Part VI 6 October 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In part six, we look at the challenges facing the segment and the opportunities that innovation will offer in the months and years ahead.


What the Industry Says  - Gin Essentials, Part VII 6 October 2016

just-drinks, in association with The IWSR, presents this seven-part review of the global gin category. In the final part, we hear what people working in the category have to say about the future for gin.


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