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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

Coca-Cola has seen brand Coke volumes increase in North AmericaAnalysis - Coca-Cola Co fails investor confidence test 23 July 2014

Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent said yesterday (22 July) that his company's first-half results proved “steady progress” in a turbulent industry.


Coca-Cola released its Q2 & H1 results yesterdayjust On Call - Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO 23 July 2014

The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 volumes.


US: Liqs Cocktail Shots enters Texas, Massachusetts 23 July 2014

Liqs has expanded the US distribution of its namesake cocktail shots into two new states eight months after launching in Florida.


Coca-Cola released its H1 results todayFocus - Coca-Cola Co's H1 & Q2 Performance by Region 22 July 2014

Earlier today (22 July), The Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in first-half profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant:


William Grant said it could not commentUK: William Grant & Sons silent on Drambuie bid talk 22 July 2014

William Grant & Sons has stayed quiet on speculation that it is one of a handful of companies looking to buy Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie.


US: Malibu Coast secures American Viticultural Area status 22 July 2014

Vineyards on California's Malibu Coast are able to geographically label their products after the region won official recognition as an American Viticultural Area (AVA).


Cambell has seen beverage sales fallUS: Campbell Soup Co targets vegetable juices, protein shakes in comeback plan 22 July 2014

Campbell Soup Co has unveiled plans to “revitalise” its beverage business by expanding its V8 vegetable juice flavours and taking the brand into protein shakes.


A-B InBev farmed out control of Oriental for five yearsjust Five Years Ago: Anheuser-Busch InBev sells Oriental Brewery 21 July 2014

Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) was revealed in May to have had a bid for Treasury Wine Estates knocked back.


PepsiCo releases its H1 results on Wednesdayjust The Preview - PepsiCo's Q2 & H1 21 July 2014

PepsiCo will report its first-half results on Wednesday (23 July). Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in beverages for the three months to the end of June.


Coca-Cola will announce its H1 results tomorrowjust The Preview - Coca-Cola Co's Q2 & H1 21 July 2014

The Coca-Cola Co will report its first-half results tomorrow (22 July). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of June:


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