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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

CCEP said regular Coke was the worst performer in its Coke portfolioCoca-Cola Europe Partners sets sights on fix for regular Coke 23 September 2016

Coca-Cola Europe Partners has said it will work with The Coca-Cola Co to fix declines for regular Coke after the full-sugar brand dropped volumes in the first six months of the year.

Former CCE boss John Brock now sits at the helm of CCEPExperienced hands hold firm at Coca-Cola European Partners - Analysis 23 September 2016

It was a bruising first results announcement for management at the newly-formed Coca-Cola European Partners.

José Gutiérrez has joined Dr Pepper Snapple Group's ten-person boardDr Pepper Snapple Group appoints AT&T's Jose Gutierrez to board 23 September 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has appointed a leading telecommunications executive to its board of directors.

Protein beverages cross over multiple consumption occasions, Zenith's report saidProtein drinks no longer niche as sales surge - study 22 September 2016

Protein beverages are moving into the global mainstream as their consumer base shifts from body-builders to a general health-and-wellness audience, a new report has said.

William Grant said the Glenfiddich Cask Collection range's new look is more contemporaryWilliam Grant & Sons upgrades Glenfiddich Cask Collection design 22 September 2016

William Grant & Sons has overhauled the packaging for its Travel Retail Glenfiddich range, Cask Collection, as it prepares for the upcoming TFWA exhibition in Cannes next month.

CCEP was formed in June through the merger of CCE, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola ErfrischungsgetränkeCoca-Cola European Partners forecasts tough FY as H1 sales slip - results 22 September 2016

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has forecast flat full-year sales and "modest" profits growth as it released its first quarterly results since its creation.

Diageo's new print campaign for Clubman shows Beckham in Miami.Diageo puts David Beckham in spotlight for Haig Club Clubman ad 22 September 2016

Diageo has unveiled the first adverts for Haig Club Clubman, the second expression from its David Beckham-backed single grain Scotch whisky range.

Diageo said today's move will leverage its North America resources more fullyDiageo merges US, Canada spirits units 21 September 2016

Diageo is to combine its US and Canadian spirits divisions as part of a North American shake-up at the company.

Diageo launched Johnnie Walker Island Green into Travel Retail this yearDiageo's Johnnie Walker prepares gifting push in face of gloomy Travel Retail outlook 21 September 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker is to shrug off gloomy forecasts for Travel Retail and invest in the channel over the upcoming gifting period, the brand's head has said.

Johnnie Walker Red Rye Finish is the first in Diageo's new Blenders' Batch rangeJohnnie Walker's Bourbon leanings "coincidental" - Diageo global brand director 21 September 2016

A new Johnnie Walker range is not intended to emulate Bourbon, the brand's global director has said, after initial expressions all featured a North American style.

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