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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 integrates cider and beer, targets global growth 1 September 2015

Heineken is looking to premiumise the global cider category by incorporating cider production within its existing breweries.

The World Cup in Brazil helped to boost beer salesUK beer sales down as World Cup hangover kicks in 1 September 2015

UK beer sales slipped in the past 12 months as the industry struggled against a football-free summer, new figures have shown.

Patron is focusing on CanadaGlazer’s to distribute Patron Spirits in Canada 1 September 2015

Patron Spirits has appointed Glazer’s to distribute its portfolio in Canada.

CCA has struck a deal with Coca-ColaCoca-Cola Amatil starts work on Indonesian distribution hub 1 September 2015

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is to build a US$63m “mega-distribution centre” in Indonesia as it ups soft drinks investment in the country despite a recent slowdown.

The packaging covers four Woodchuck flavoursC&C Group gives packaging boost to struggling Woodchuck cider 1 September 2015

C&C Group has unveiled new packaging for its underperforming Woodchuck Hard Cider brand in the US.

Cognac exports are back in growthUS growth drives Cognac export turnaround - figures 28 August 2015

Cognac exports have rebounded in the past year as North American growth outpaced ongoing declines in Asia, according to new figures.

The new Coca-Cola plant was built by a Thai-Laos JVThe Coca-Cola Co opens Laos bottling plant 28 August 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has opened its first bottling plant in Laos as the soft drinks maker continues to expand its presence in Asia.

Corby is part-owned by Pernod RicardCorby Spirit & Wine's FY suffers from US focus 28 August 2015

Pernod Ricard's Canadian affiliate Corby Spirit & Wine has blamed an inventory build-up ahead of a push into the US for a drop in sales and profits.

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits appoints CFO & COO 28 August 2015

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits has appointed a former Deutsch Family exec as its first CFO & COO.

Arizona Beverage is now fully-owned by VultaggioArizona Beverage Corp to chase beer sales - report 27 August 2015

The head of Arizona Beverage Corp has said beer could account for a quarter of his business within the next five years, according to a report.

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