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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

Maxxium is losing its Travel Retail armMaxxium UK head to depart for Edrington role 23 January 2015

Maxxium's UK managing director is to move to Edrington as the joint-venture terminates its Travel Retail unit.


Remy is banking on a Q4 bounceAnalysis - Remy Cointreau, dead cats and the power of China's new year 23 January 2015

Has Remy Cointreau bitten off more than it can chew?


Innis & GunnScottish brewers launch new trade body 23 January 2015

Eight Scottish brewers including Innis & Gunn and Harviestoun have formed a new trade group to promote Scotland's beer industry.


Bebida Beverage Co resumes electronic trading after ban lifted 23 January 2015

Bebida Beverage Co has welcomed the removal of a ban on electronic trading of the company's stock.


Penfolds will be served at official eventsTreasury Wine Estates partners Penfolds with Sundance Film Festival 23 January 2015

Treasury Wine Estates' (TWE) Penfolds brand has joined Bacardi's Grey Goose as a sponsor of the Sundance Film Festival.


Remy Martin sales in China have sufferedjust On Call - Price drops would damage our DNA - Remy Cointreau 22 January 2015

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said the company won't drop Cognac prices in China as it would damage “not only our image, but our DNA”.


Product Launch - PepsiCo's Mountain Dew Kickstart Pineapple Orange Mango and Strawberry Kiwi 22 January 2015

PepsiCo has unveiled two new flavours in its Mountain Dew energy range Kickstart.


Bruichladdich doubled sales in the nine monthsFocus - Remy Cointreau's YTD Performance by Brand 22 January 2015

Rémy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales but trends looked to improve as there was stabilisation in Asia-Pacific. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the nine months to the end of December.


Remy said Q3 organic sales were "virtually stable"Remy Cointreau YTD sales slide, but China hints at recovery 22 January 2015

Remy Cointreau's sales continued to drop in its year-to-date but declines slowed and Q3 Cognac shipments to Greater China rose.


Canadean said consumers are sticking to tried-and-tested drinksVast on-trade options see UK consumers snub new drinks - analyst 22 January 2015

Consumers are faced with too many choices in the UK on-trade, an analyst has said after new research showed that eight out of ten people avoid new alcoholic drinks.


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