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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
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.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed a former Coca-Cola executive as marketing director for its UK & Ireland unit.
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.
Sogrape Vinhos has launched a special-edition tawny port to celebrate its Sandeman brand's 225th anniversary.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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' UK division has overhauled the packaging for its Carling British Cider less than two years after the brand was launched.
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