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Andy Morton

Andy MortonBiography

Andy Morton started out in journalism in Glasgow, where he wrestled in mashed potato and wrote about Highland cows.

Tiring of the high-brow, he travelled the world working as an itinerant sub-editor in cities including Taipei, Sydney and Shanghai. While in Hanoi, he brought to the world's attention the Scottish-Vietnamese fusion dish dog haggis.

He is now back in the UK with just-drinks after four years in Chengdu, China.

Articles by Andy Morton

The Coop supermarket includes interactive touch screens Italian "supermarket of the future" showcases interactive shelves 8 December 2016

An Italian supermarket chain has unveiled its store of the future, in which shelves are replaced with market-style tables and interactive touch screens.

Sabeco, along with Habeco, dominate the Vietnamese beer marketSabeco shares jump 37% in opening week 8 December 2016

Vietnamese brewer Saigon Beer Alcohol and Beverages Corp (Sabeco) is enjoying a stellar first week as a listed company, with shares already 37% up on their initial reference price.

Diageo chairman Franz Humer said the company was committed to supporting trustDiageo adds GBP45m to thalidomide support fund 8 December 2016

Diageo is to pay a further GBP45m (US$57m) to victims of the thalidomide drug distributed by a former subsidiary.

Brewery numbers in the US have been boosted by the craft beer US craft brewery numbers hit fresh high 8 December 2016

The number of craft breweries in the US continues to rise, passing the 5,000 mark for the first time.

Coca-Cola FEMSA first announced the Vonpar deal in SeptemberCoca-Cola FEMSA finalises purchase of Brazil's Vonpar 8 December 2016

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed its BRL3.58bn (US$1.1bn) acquisition of privately-owned Brazilian bottler Vonpar.

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's extension Tennessee Fire found growth in H1Brown-Forman H1 2016/17 performance by region, brand - Focus 7 December 2016

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its first-half results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the six months to the end of October.

The survey showed that a significant amount of shoppers changed their minds on planned purchasesTarget indecisive shoppers with in-store marketing - IRI report 7 December 2016

A new report has highlighted the importance of in-store marketing, claiming that one-fifth of US consumers with a particular alcohol purchase in mind end up buying something else.

TWE's Victoria Snyder will replace Mark Merrion Diageo wine assets integration head to leave Treasury Wine Estates 7 December 2016

The man who led Treasury Wine Estates' US integration of Diageo's wine assets is to leave the company.

The new app from C&C Group gives publicans special Tennent's dealC&C Group unveils "one-tap" ordering app for Tennent's accounts 7 December 2016

C&C Group's Scottish sales and distribution unit, Tennent's, has launched a digital ordering app for its on-trade accounts.

Hop Pop Soda Co's new soft drink is flavoured with citrus hopsHop Pop Soda Co's Hop Pop Soda - Product Launch 7 December 2016

Chicago-based "soda collective" Hop Pop Soda Co has launched a soft drink that is flavoured with hops.

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