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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

UK industry hits alcohol unit pledge ahead of schedule 19 December 2014

The UK alcoholic drinks industry has delivered on an alcohol-unit reduction pledge two years early, according to a new report.

CCBCC is looking for more territoryCoca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated increases franchise footprint 19 December 2014

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (CCBCC) has further increased its franchise territory in the US as part of its agreement with The Coca-Cola Co.

WoSA wants to increase on- and off-trade presenceWines of South Africa unveils US campaign 19 December 2014

A new campaign from Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is hoping to educate US consumers on the quality and heritage of South African vineyards.

Maspex agrees to Tarczyn, Dr Witt acquisition with Agros Nova 19 December 2014

Polish food and beverage group Maspex is to buy two drinks brands from Agros Nova Group for an undisclosed sum.

Ca di Rajo to launch Epsilon sparkling wine in US 19 December 2014

Italian vineyard Ca di Rajo is to launch its Italian sparkling rose wine Epsilon into the US.

CCE is taking Coca-Cola Life Europe-widejust On Call - Coca-Cola Enterprises shows faith in Coca-Cola Life with full launch 18 December 2014

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to roll out Coca-Cola Life across all of its European territories after a test launch.

Monster Beverage is expected to launch in 2016Analysis - Coca-Cola Co to benefit most from Monster Beverage in China 18 December 2014

In August, when the Coca-Cola Co announced it was to pay US$2.15bn for a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage Co, there was a general consensus that both sides would benefit.

Coca-Cola Co lines up Fanta Frozen launch for Europe 18 December 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is to roll out a frozen carbonated version of Fanta across Europe in partnership with Slush Puppie.

Coca-Cola had sponsored American Idol for 14 yearsCoca-Cola Co cancels American Idol tie-up 18 December 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has ended its 13-year sponsorship of US TV show American Idol.

Constellation will share control of the plant with Owens-IllinoisConstellation Brands forms Owens-Illinois JV, buys glass plant 17 December 2014

Constellation Brands has completed its US$300m acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev's glass production plant in Mexico with new JV partner Owens-Illinois.

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