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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

In the quarter, Heineken launched Heineken Light in IrelandHeineken's H1 2016 results - Preview 29 July 2016

On Monday, Heineken will release its results for the first half of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of June:

SABMiller told employees to put integration efforts on hold this weekSABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover turbulence - Focus 29 July 2016

"If you Brexit, you fix it," was the joke doing the rounds after the UK voted to leave the European Union. But is it too late to fix Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller? 

Constellation Brands bought Ballast Point last NovemberBallast Point CEO, CCO exit Constellation Brands 29 July 2016

Constellation Brands has confirmed the departure of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits' CEO and CCO less than eight months after buying the craft brewer for US$1bn.

Coca-Cola Femsa has seen CSD volumes in Venezuela fall by almost a thirdSugar shortage hits Coca-Cola Femsa in Venezuela as H1 profits fall - results 29 July 2016

Coca-Cola Femsa is to focus on diet CSDs in Venezuela amid a crippling sugar shortage in the country.

Diageo sold Bushmills to Casa Cuervo last year in a swap deal for Don Julio Tequila"We tried for a long time to make Bushmills hot" - Diageo CEO Menezes 28 July 2016

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has said he has no regrets over the sale of Bushmills, admitting that the company couldn't make the Irish whiskey grow in the US.

Diageo took a minority stake in Seedlip this month through its start-up incubatorDiageo sets sights on alcohol-alternative trends 28 July 2016

Diageo's CEO, Ivan Menezes, has said he wants to be in the vanguard of the growing non-alcoholic beverage market.

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes is looking for opportunities in new marketsBrexit "not a big deal" for Scotch - Diageo CEO 28 July 2016

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has said Brexit will not affect Scotch exports, and instead is an opportunity to open up whisky to new markets.

Diageo's Johnnie Walker blended Scotch found sales growth in North AmericaDiageo's FY performance by region - Focus 28 July 2016

Today, Diageo reported a lift in full-year underlying net sales. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:

Diageo forecast net sales growth for the coming year Diageo gets FY back on track amid currency flux - results 28 July 2016

Diageo's underlying sales returned to growth for the fiscal year but currency volatility continued to hamper top and bottom lines. 

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes will announce the group's full-year results tomorrowDiageo's Q4/FY 2016 results - Preview 27 July 2016

On Thursday (28 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its fourth quarter, the three months to the end of June:

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