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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

Is A-B InBevAnalysis - What do Anheuser-Busch InBev's FY results mean for SABMiller deal? 27 February 2015

Analysts last week were grappling with the hoary old question of whether Anheuser-Busch InBev was lining up a bid for beer rival SABMiller.

SABMiller is upping its focus on Ghana with the investment SABMiller doubles Ghana capacity after US$100m brewery upgrade 27 February 2015

SABMiller has completed a US$100m upgrade at its Ghanaian subsidiary, Accra Brewery, that will double capacity in the region.

Wolf Blass received marketing investment in AsiaFocus - Treasury Wine Estates' FY Performance by Region 27 February 2015

Today, Treasury Wine Estates reported a sales and operating profits increase, hinting at a turnaround in fortunes for the group. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:

TWE is cutting costs after a difficult fiscal 2014Treasury Wine Estates sees brighter future after H1 sales rise 27 February 2015

Treasury Wine Estates has said it is well positioned for the rest of the year after H1 sales and operating profits increased.

Coca-Cola Co marks bottle's 100th year with new campaign - video 27 February 2015

The Coca-Cola Co is launching a series of TV and online ads celebrating the 100th anniversary of its brand Coca-Cola bottle.

AmBev ups craft beer focus with Wäls Brewery tie-up 26 February 2015

AmBev is to develop a range of craft beers after teaming up with Brazilian microbrewer Wäls Brewery.

just On Call - US beer looks better for 2015 - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 26 February 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO has said he is confident the US beer market will continue to improve this year.

Cott Corp bought DSS Group in Decemberjust On Call - Cott Corp CEO predicts end of "value destructive" pricing 26 February 2015

US soft drinks companies will continue to increase their per-litre prices after realising that low prices have been damaging the industry, the head of Cott Corp has said.

SodaStream will unveil the machine next weekjust On Call - SodaStream's new platform has "everything but a back rub" - CEO 26 February 2015

SodaStream is to raise the stakes in the battle for the home carbonation market with a platform that dispenses both hot and cold drinks.

Coca-Cola FEMSA lost sales over a currency move in Venezuela Coca-Cola FEMSA FY sales, profits drop on Venezuela currency switch 26 February 2015

Coca-Cola FEMSA has posted a drop in full-year profits and sales after currency fluctuations in Venezuela hit performance.

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