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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 is on course for a tougher second halfAnalysis - Heineken soaks up praise despite H2 clouds 21 August 2014

There was a general thumbs up from analysts in the wake of Heineken's H1 results yesterday. But while many praised the brewer's strong volumes increases, there was concern over what may well be a more difficult second half to the year.

CCA hoped to benefit from Coca-Colajust On Call - FIFA effect fizzles out for Coca-Cola Amatil 21 August 2014

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has admitted that its FIFA World Cup marketing failed to deliver expected sales boosts as consumers in Australia suffer “promotion fatigue”.

Heineken bought a 1.3% stake in DecemberNETHERLANDS: Heineken boosts United Breweries holding 21 August 2014

Heineken has paid EUR2.3m (US$3m) to edge up its stake in India's United Breweries (UB).

New ZealandNEW ZEALAND: Wine exports jump 10% in volumes, value 21 August 2014

New Zealand has boosted its wine exports in the 12 months to the end of June, as strong demand in the US and Western Europe outpaced declines in Asia, new figures have shown.

Heineken released its H1 results todayjust On Call - Heineken CEO optimistic on Russia as premium beer sales rise 20 August 2014

Heineken is “in a good position” to grow premium beer sales in Russia despite a declining market and political tension, its CEO has said.

HeinekenFocus - Heineken's H1 Performance by Region 20 August 2014

Earlier today, Heineken reported a slight fall in H1 net profits and sales but a rise in global volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region and brand:

ASIA: Edrington lines up Vietnam, Taiwan launch for Snow Leopard 20 August 2014

Edrington is to launch Snow Leopard in Vietnam and Taiwan as it continues to expand the vodka brand's Asian footprint.

UK: Ken Wright Cellars secures UK distribution 20 August 2014

Oregon wine maker Ken Wright Cellars is to launch in the UK after signing an exclusive agreement with distributor the Antique Wine Company.

MillerCoors will wave goodbye to Woodward next weekUS: MillerCoors confirms marketing executive departure 20 August 2014

MillerCoors is to lose one of its key marketing executives next week when she joins food conglomerate General Mills.

TWE has had a challenging fiscal yearjust The Preview - Treasury Wine Estates' Q4 & FY 19 August 2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) will release it full-year results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Australia-headquartered winemaker's news in the 12 months to the end of June, including takeover speculation that culminated in potential bids this month from private equity groups.

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