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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

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.

Carlsberg brands such as Tuborg would be a good fit for Tsingtao, Bernstein said.Carlsberg "logical" choice for Asahi's Tsingtao stake - analyst 9 February 2017

Carlsberg is the "logical buyer" for Asahi's Tsingtao stake if the 20% interest goes on sale, an analyst has said.

Heineken said the display case will teach consumers about their global beer brandsHeineken unveils interactive beer shop on Nordic ferry 9 February 2017

Heineken has launched an interactive display case on a Nordic ferry that triggers brand-specific videos when consumers select a bottle.

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' vodka sales dropped off in Q4Vodka sales slump in Poland hits Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits FY - results 9 February 2017

A final-quarter decline for Sobieski vodka has dragged down Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' full-year sales.

Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart said the group's premium brands are well-positioned for growth in ChinaCarlsberg CEO puts faith in premium growth in China as volume losses set to continue - just-drinks Exclusive 8 February 2017

China's low-value beer volumes could drop further, Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart has told just-drinks.

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