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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

Celia is brewed by Carlsberg's Zatecky Pivovar brewer in CzechCarlsberg brings Czech gluten-free lager Celia to UK 20 October 2016

Carlsberg is to add a gluten-free Czech lager brand to its UK portfolio.

China's thirst for Australian wine has increased in the past decadeChina overtakes US to head Australian wine export rankings - figures 20 October 2016

China has moved past the US to become Australia's top export destination for wine.

Arca Continental reported its year-to-date results earlier this weekArca Continental posts YTD jump as South America thrives - results 20 October 2016

Strong sales and volumes increases in South America have driven Arca Continental's YTD performance.

PepsiCo's agreement with Danone only covers ParisPepsiCo combines sales forces with Danone to expand Paris portfolio 20 October 2016

PepsiCo has pooled its beverages sales forces in France with Danone Waters in the out-of-home food channel.

Advini already owns vineyards in BurgundyAdVini adds Burgundy's Maison Champy to portfolio 20 October 2016

French wine group AdVini has expanded its presence in Burgundy with the purchase of Maison Champy.

Coca-Cola is set to acquire the CCBA stake from AB InBevCoca-Cola Beverages Africa partner "in place by 2018" - The Coca-Cola Co 19 October 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has revealed a timetable for the acquisition and disposal of Anheuser-Busch InBev's newly-acquired stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, telling just-drinks it aims to have a new partner in place by 2018.

Remy Cointreau has blamed pressure in Travel Retail on factors including currency fluctuations and Chinese border securityChina security boost drives Travel Retail woes - Remy Cointreau 19 October 2016

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said stricter border controls helped drive down Travel Retail sales this year as the channel failed to match strong growth elsewhere for the company.

Chase Distillery's Eureka Lemon Marmalade VodkaChase Distillery's Eureka Lemon Marmalade Vodka - Product Launch 19 October 2016

The UK's Chase Distillery has added to its marmalade-flavoured vodka range.

Airport landlords are increasingly relying on Travel Retail for their incomeThe end is nigh for Global Travel Retail - Comment 18 October 2016

After spending a week in Cannes earlier this month at TFWA’s annual Travel Retail exhibition, I have come to the conclusion that those predicting a healthy future for GTR have - if you’ll excuse the obvious idiom - their heads in the clouds.

Diageo is in the first year of a GBP500m efficiency driveJobs at new India hub won't affect current staff - Diageo 18 October 2016

Diageo has said that jobs at its new business centre in India will not initially come from within the company's global network.

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