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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 (White) - A Word with WoodardComment - Spirits (White) - 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

How has CEO Carlos Brito steered Anheuser-Busch InBev through the last five years?Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data 12 June 2019

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2018. The group posted a 4.8% increase in sales on an organic basis from the 12 months, with volumes coming in flat. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

Spirits distillers are busy playing with pinkWhy pink is the biggest thing in spirits in 2019 - Comment 30 May 2019

Our white spirits commentator has spied a trend! Richard Woodard walks us through what everyone else is doing, so you can too.

Tropicana Orange Juice and Quaker Cruesli Chocolat Noir are involved in the Loop trial PepsiCo rolls out Loop recycling initiative for Tropicana in Paris 15 May 2019

PepsiCo is offering Paris consumers the chance to purchase two of its products in reusable containers as part of a market trial for the new eco-friendly shopping platform, Loop.

UK food & drinks exports worth 'record' US$7.4bn in Q1 2019 15 May 2019

The UK’s food and drink exports enjoyed a record first quarter of 2019, rising 12.3% to reach GBP5.7bn (US$7.4bn), according to the latest HMRC figures.

Jack Daniel's Legacy Edition 2 is inspired by one of the brand's earliest black labelsBrown-Forman releases second Jack Daniel's Legacy Edition 15 May 2019

Brown-Forman-owned Jack Daniel’s has released the second in its Legacy Edition series, featuring a limited-edition label inspired by one used by the brand more than a century ago.

St Peter’s Brewery’s Without Elderberry & Raspberry beerSt Peter’s Brewery’s Without Elderberry & Raspberry beer - Product Launch 15 May 2019

The UK's St Peter's Brewery has launched its first zero alcohol fruit beer.

The Pontoon range includes a Cosmopolitan Pontoon Cocktails’ Signature range – Product Launch 15 May 2019

Pre-mixed cocktail specialist Pontoon Cocktails has launched its Signature range of four frozen pre-mixed cocktails, including a Passionfruit Martini, Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Elderflower Collins.

Campari reported a Q1 organic sales jump of 10%, to just over EUR370mCampari Group on verge of margin boost for 2019 - Analysis 9 May 2019

Campari Group's better than expected performance in the first quarter of 2019 could see the company make a "significant step up" in terms of margin expansion this year, an analyst has said.

Simon Thorpe was a CEO at Pabst Brewing Co and Duvel Moortgat USAKirin's Lion names ex-Pabst Brewing head as US craft beer MD 9 May 2019

Kirin-owned Australian brewer Lion has appointed former Pabst Brewing CEO Simon Thorpe to the newly created post of MD of its emerging North American craft beer business.

Stolen Spirits' Stolen X combines straight American rye whiskey with honey and orange peelStolen Spirits’ Stolen X - Product Launch 9 May 2019

New Zealand-based craft operator Stolen Spirits has launched Stolen X, a flavoured spirit that combines straight American rye whiskey with organic raw honey and orange peel.

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