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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

Britvic enjoyed a strong full-year performanceAnalysis - Britvic shows The Coca-Cola Co how to reset 28 November 2014

As The Coca-Cola Co struggles against profit falls and investor insurrection, there has been talk that the company is in need of a “reset”. CEO Muhtar Kent hinted at this last month, when he acknowledged the “new normal” in his firm's trading environment. There were also signs of a new direction for Coca-Cola when it unveiled a new dairy launch in the US, Fairlife milk.

Product Launch - SHS Drinks' WKD Las Vegas Limited Edition 28 November 2014

SHE Drinks has lined up a new limited-edition flavour for it's WKD RTD range.

Product Launch - Diageo's Jinzu sake gin 28 November 2014

Diageo has launched a new gin that uses Japanese botanicals with the addition of sake.

Tarongino was launched this monthProduct Launch - Naranjas Che's Tarongino orange wine 28 November 2014

Spanish orange grower Naranjas Che has launched an organic alcoholic wine made from oranges.

Clark said there are limited synergies between beer and soft drinksjust On Call - Beer, soft drinks to stay separate - SABMiller CEO 27 November 2014

SABMiller's CEO has said the company will continue to operate soft drinks separate to beer, despite its new tie-up with The Coca-Cola Co.

Hayman Distillers fears cask-aged gin threat as 1850 renamed 27 November 2014

Hayman Distillers has relaunched its cask-aged 1850 gin under a new name as it tries to distance itself from recent trends in the aged-gin category.

Remy CointreauRemy Cointreau stems H1 profits fall 27 November 2014

Remy Cointreau has slowed falling profits in its fiscal first half, but has warned that Cognac trends in China continue to damage performance.

Altia said "made in Finland" is a mark of qualityAltia Corp lines up Russia launch for Koskenkorva vodka 27 November 2014

Finland's Altia Corp is to launch its Koskenkorva vodka brand in Russia ahead of the holiday season.

Jewell begins her new job in FebruaryWine Australia poaches Tesco wine exec to head UK & Europe 27 November 2014

Wine Australia has appointed Tesco's wine development manger to lead its UK & Europe office.

Maison Sichel turns to Amazon for UK off-trade boost 27 November 2014

Maison Sichel is to sell its core brand Sirius Red in the UK through Amazon.

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