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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

Beyonce will star in PepsiCo's half-time showWhat are the big drinks brands doing for Super Bowl 50? - Focus 4 February 2016

Sunday's Super Bowl is fast approaching, which back in the pre-YouTube days meant growing excitement over the TV cast's ads. These days, however, many advertisers release their Super Bowl commercials ahead of time in an attempt to seed interest and maximise views.


Kirin Lion's Hahn UltraKirin Lion's Hahn Ultra - Product Launch 4 February 2016

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, has launched a 0.9% abv beer under its Hahn brand as the company ups it focus on the low- and no-alcohol segment.


LVMH has seen its full-year sales and profits riseMoet Hennessy sees China rebound as FY sales, profits jump 3 February 2016

LVMH's wines & spirits unit, Moet Hennessy, has posted a healthy leap in full-year profits as sales in China rebounded in the second half of last year.


The bar will have PepsiCo puts Pepsi on show in New York Kola House 3 February 2016

PepsiCo is to nudge Pepsi into the New York limelight with a cocktail bar in the city, dedicated to the taste of the kola nut.


Socko Beverages was founded last yearSocko Beverages' Socko Energy Drinks - Product Launch     3 February 2016

New soft drinks producer Socko Beverages has launched an energy drinks brand in its home state of Arizona.


Breakthru Beverage Group names CFO 3 February 2016

Newly-formed US wholesaler Breakthru Beverage Group has named a CFO as it filled in the remaining posts on its executive team.


SABMiller was flagged for paying no corporation tax in the UKSABMiller hits back in UK corporation tax row 3 February 2016

SABMiller has defended its zero corporation tax bill in the UK, saying running costs for its head office in the country swallow up all profits.


Suntory bought the Lucozade and Ribena brands in 2014Suntory bids for Lucozade, Ribena network in Nigeria 2 February 2016

Suntory's beverage unit is trying to complete its global takeover of Lucozade and Ribena with a swoop for the brands' leftover bottling and distribution rights in Nigeria.


Kroger will put Southern in charge of shelf managementAlcohol industry warns Kroger shelf plan may break US law 2 February 2016

US alcohol trade groups have asked regulators to investigate a new shelf management programme from retailer Kroger that seeks payments from producers. 


Kearns previously worked for UnileverCawston Press names managing director 2 February 2016

UK soft drinks maker Cawston Press has appointed its first permanent managing director.


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