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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 is diversifying into non-CSD categories Comment - Testing Times for Coca-Cola Co But Halo Still Shines 22 October 2014

Yesterday, a few hours after The Coca-Cola Co released its third-quarter results that showed a 14% drop in profits, CNBC analyst Jim Cramer made it clear where he believed the blame lay. “This is not a well-run company,” the Mad Money presenter bellowed, demanding that Coca-Cola's “halo” be “ripped off”. “I'm tired of excuses,” he said.

A-B InBev welcomed Robinson last monthAnheuser-Busch InBev appoints new UK & Ireland marketing head 22 October 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed a former Coca-Cola executive as marketing director for its UK & Ireland unit.

Heineken agreed to buy the stake in AugustCoca-Cola HBC's Zagorka sale "makes sense" - Heineken CFO 22 October 2014

Heineken's CFO has said it “makes sense” for Coca-Cola HBC to sell its share of a stake in Bulgarian brewer Zagorka so it can focus on soft drinks.

Product Launch - Sogrape Vinhos's Sandeman Port Cask 33 22 October 2014

Sogrape Vinhos has launched a special-edition tawny port to celebrate its Sandeman brand's 225th anniversary.

Product Launch - Lakes Distillery's Lakes Gin 22 October 2014

The Lakes Distillery has launched the first product to be distilled at its northern England stills, a mid-priced gin that uses ingredients from the Cumbrian countryside.

Coca-ColaThe Coca-Cola Co endures tough Q3 as YTD profits drop 21 October 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a drop in year-to-date profits and sales as it saw a 14% fall in its bottom line for the last quarter.

Coca-Cola released its third-quarter results todayjust On Call - Coca-Cola Co ready for the "new normal" - CEO 21 October 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is facing the “new normal” as global consumers confront mounting concerns over issues such as disease and economic uncertainty, according to the company's CEO.

Coca-Cola released its YTD results todayFocus - Coca-Cola Co's YTD & Q3 Performance by Region 21 October 2014

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in year-to-date profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:

Casa Cuervo owns the Jose Cuervo Tequila brandCasa Cuervo to form single Travel Retail division 21 October 2014

Casa Cuervo, which owns the Jose Cuervo Tequila brand and Proximo Spirits, is to merge its Travel Retail operations as it lines up increased investment in the category.

Molson Coors unveils Carling British Cider rebrand 21 October 2014

Molson Coors' UK division has overhauled the packaging for its Carling British Cider less than two years after the brand was launched.

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