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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

Heineken took over Asia Pacific Breweries in 2012Name change brings Heineken's Sri Lankan subsidiary under company banner 20 February 2017

Heineken's Sri Lanka business unit has changed its name to Heineken Lanka.

BrewDog's DogTap is on the site of its upcoming US breweryBrewDog readies US brewery launch with Ohio bar opening 20 February 2017

Scottish craft brewer Brewdog has opened its first US bar, a 300-seat venue in Colombus, Ohio.

Sapporo's Black Label beer increased sales despite a declining overall beer market in JapanBeer growth gives 2016 boost to Sapporo Holdings - results 20 February 2017

Sapporo Holdings' renewed focus on beer is paying off as profits last year surged on the back of fresh domestic growth for its core lager brands.

Asahi bought the Peroni and Grolsch brands from AB InBev in 2016Asahi Group lifts 2016 sales, profits despite overseas dip - results 20 February 2017

Asahi Group's alcohol and soft drinks units drove up sales and profits last year to deliver a strong performance for the Japanese conglomerate.

PepsiCo's Q4 included news that CEO Indra Nooyi was to sit on an advisory panel for Donald TrumpPepsiCo's Q4 & FY 2016 results - Preview 14 February 2017

On Wednesday, PepsiCo will release its results for the fourth quarter - and full year - of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of December:

It was more of the same for brand Coke in 2016Same old song for The Coca-Cola Co - Analysis 10 February 2017

There was a bit of sparkle around The Coca-Cola Co's full-year results release yesterday as it was the first since CEO Muhtar Kent announced he would be replaced this Spring by COO James Quincey.

James Quincey will replace Muthar Kent as Coca-Cola CEO in MaySparkling soft drinks roar back, says Coca-Cola Co's next CEO 10 February 2017

The Coca-Cola Co's incoming CEO has said the soft drinks giant is winning the fight to resurrect sparkling soda as zero-calorie Cokes and smaller pack sizes boost CSD sales.

Kopparberg's Sparkling Rosé CiderKopparberg's Sparkling Rosé Cider - Product Launch 10 February 2017

Swedish fruit cider company Kopparberg is targeting Champagne-style occasions with a sparkling cider packaged in a 75cl bottle.

Coca-Cola CEO Muthar Kent (right) will hand over leadership of the company to COO James Quincey this yearNorth America shines, but Coca-Cola Co sees 2016 stall - results 9 February 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a drop in full-year sales and profits despite a strong performance in North America.

The Coca-Cola Co FY 2016 - results data 9 February 2017

Today, The Coca-Cola Co reported full-year and Q4 results, with sales in 2016 falling by 5%. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant in the 12 months to the end of December.

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