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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.

After four years in Chengdu, China, Andy returned to the UK and joined just-drinks in 2012. Three years later, he was promoted to news & insights editor, before becoming deputy editor in May 2019.

Articles by Andy Morton

Ocean Spray is keen to highlight the refreshing flavour profiles of its namesake juice rangeOcean Spray unveils UK overhaul, new flavour 11 November 2019

Ocean Spray has overhauled the UK packaging for its namesake ambient juice drinks range and added a new flavour.

Arran Brewery's first cider batch at its Loch Earn site is underwayArran Brewery lines up cider launch as new plant nears completion 11 November 2019

Scotland's Arran Brewery is to launch its first ciders next year, including a range from its upcoming Loch Earn brewery.

Beam Suntory's new Auchentoshan is finished in casks that previously held wineBeam Suntory launches wine-cask-finished Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc 11 November 2019

Beam Suntory has lined up the release of an expression of its Auchentoshan single malt Scotch brand that is finished in Sauvignon Blanc wine barrels.

Heineken UK intends to eliminate plastic rings by 2021Heineken eyes global drive after UK plastic rings pledge 8 November 2019

A pledge by Heineken's UK unit to reduce plastic waste is the start of a sustainability push that will expand to cover the world, the Dutch brewer has told just-drinks.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group bought Bai Brands for US$1.7bn in 2017Keurig Dr Pepper lines up 2020 Bai refresh amid declines 8 November 2019

Keurig Dr Pepper is to overhaul its Bai brand and launch new innovations in an attempt to fix the struggling anti-oxidant juice.

Keurig Dr Pepper is still working to bed in its creation last yearHow did Keurig Dr Pepper perform in Q3 2019? - results 8 November 2019

Keurig Dr Pepper remains on track for a solid increase in full-year underlying sales after delivering a 3% top-line rise in the third quarter.

Two of Coca-Cola's new AHA variants will have 30mg of added caffeineThe Coca-Cola Co's AHA sparkling water - Product Launch 8 November 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is to replace the sparkling variant of its Dasani water brand with AHA, a new flavoured sparkling water range that includes a shot of added caffeine.

Asahi bought the Grolsch brand from A-B InBev in 2016Asahi Group calls halt to UK, Ireland Grolsch production 7 November 2019

Asahi has stopped making Grolsch for the UK and Ireland after the company ended a brewing contract with Molson Coors.

Coca-Cola is betting on plastic to lower its carbon footprintThe Coca-Cola Co to stick with plastic - CEO James Quincey - report 7 November 2019

The Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey has said in an interview the company has no plans to quit plastic and argued the packaging has a smaller carbon footprint than glass or aluminium.

Asahi said unseasonable weather in Japan affected its beer salesAsahi Group pulls back 2019 forecasts as bolstered overseas units create currency drag 7 November 2019

Asahi Group has downgraded its full-year sales and profits forecasts after currency fluctuations in its enlarged overseas units have coincided with bad weather at home to hit performance.

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