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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

India has banned alcohol sales within 500m of state and national highwaysMood darkens over India as legislation spoils Pernod Ricard's outlook - Analysis 21 April 2017

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market.

Nichols' Feel Good InfusionsNichols' Feel Good Infusions - Product Launch 21 April 2017

Nichols is taking the Feel Good juice brand it bought in 2015 into the flavoured water category.

Pernod Ricard YTD fiscal-2017 sales performance - results data 21 April 2017

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 4% rise in organic sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a rundown of the top-line figures by region:

The GMB said Diageo is moving some of its white spirits production to Italy and the USDiageo to cut 105 jobs in Scotland, 50 in Italy 20 April 2017

Diageo is to shed more than 100 jobs at its Scottish plants as it shifts some spirits production outside of the UK, a trade union has said.

In the Carlsberg Export ad, Mads Mikkelsen cycles through Copenhagen asking the question: “What makes Danes so happy?” Carlsberg UK unveils US$19m "thumbstoppable" ad as it targets social media feeds - video 20 April 2017

Carlsberg has spent GBP15m (US$m) on its latest UK campaign as it tries to create "thumbstoppable" content for today's saturated digital market.

Pernod praised the launch this year of Absolut LimeAbsolut US decline fails to hamper strong Pernod Ricard 2017 YTD - results 20 April 2017

Strong growth in the US has helped drive solid nine-month sales for Pernod Ricard despite continued weakness for Absolut vodka.

The move is a departure for AB InBev, which in the past has bought a number of already successful craft breweriesAnheuser-Busch InBev lays ground for home-grown Miami brewery 20 April 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch its own craft-style brewery in Miami this year.

Nichols said Vim2o is the Vimto brand's entry into flavoured waterNichols' Vim2o - Product Launch 20 April 2017

Nichols has taken its Vimto brand into the flavoured water category with the launch of Vim2o.

The latest version of Coca-Cola's Share A Coke campaign uses more names than previouslyThe Coca-Cola Co pulls Coca-Cola Life into US Share A Coke push 20 April 2017

The Coca-Cola Co is to include Coca-Cola Life in its US Share A Coke marketing campaign for the first time.

The Macallan-owner Edrington said the majority of the spirit industry's innovation activity takes place in the USEdrington shifts innovation to US in executive shake-up 19 April 2017

Edrington is moving its super-premium innovation unit to the US amid a number of executive changes at the Scotland-based spirits company.

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