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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

The range is being tested in three marketsjust On Call - Dr Pepper Snapple Group tests "naturally-sweetened" range 27 April 2015

The CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has said it is “still early days” for a new range of naturally-sweetened CSDs as the company launches US tests.

The move cuts Beam SuntoryBeam Suntory to strip down regional units 27 April 2015

Beam Suntory is to combine two of its regional business units to create a larger international division.

Yellow Tail is the biggest Australian wine brand in the USCasella Family Brands unveils UK Yellow Tail push 27 April 2015

Casella Family Brands has launched a UK marketing campaign for its Yellow Tail wine brand that aims to hand out 3,500 samples a day in the coming weeks.

The new bottle (left) has a brand signifier on the backPernod Ricard unveils new Absolut bottle 27 April 2015

Pernod Ricard is to launch a new Absolut vodka bottle across all of its global markets.

Carlsberg already has a joint brewery in SwedenCarlsberg, Brooklyn Brewery to launch second joint site 27 April 2015

Carlsberg is to open a second joint brewery with Brooklyn Brewery, this time in Trondheim, Norway.

PepsiCo said the change was down to consumer demandPepsiCo to replace aspartame in US Diet Pepsi range 24 April 2015

PepsiCo is to remove aspartame from its Diet Pepsi range in the US, responding to consumer fears over the artificial sweetener.

Chivas Regal 12yo has been in China for more than a decadejust On Call - Pernod Ricard shifts Scotch focus to find China growth 24 April 2015

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market.

DPSG beat its FY forecastsDr Pepper Snapple Group eyes more cuts as Q1 profits, sales rise 24 April 2015

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has said there is "a tremendous amount of runway" for more cuts after its cost-savings programme helped grow sales and profits in its first quarter.

Product Launch - Summerhouse Drinks' Tonic Water 24 April 2015

Scottish soft drinks maker Summerhouse Drinks has launched a tonic water to target growing demand for gin.

Heineken released its Q1 results yesterdayjust On Call - Heineken seeks clearer rules in Indonesia after "substantial" hit 23 April 2015

Heineken's departing CFO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third.

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