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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

Mint confectionary Tic Tac Coca-Cola will roll out in 70 countries in three packaging stylesThe Coca-Cola Co launches Coke-flavoured Tic Tacs - just-drinks comments 14 October 2019

The Coca-Cola Co has teamed up with confectioner the Ferrero Group to launch Coke-flavoured Tic Tac mint sweets.

Brooklyn Brewery's 0.4%-abv Special Effects will be on sale in some US states from next monthBrooklyn Brewery reveals US launch for 0.4%-abv Special Effects 14 October 2019

Brooklyn Brewery is to give a nation-wide US release to its non-alcoholic beer, Special Effects.

Diageo's new R&D lab will work on a range of projects, including those aimed at sustainabilityDiageo builds US$8m global innovation hub in Scotland 14 October 2019

Diageo has opened a GBP6.4m (US$8m) research lab in Scotland to spearhead the company's innovation and sustainability projects.

Fluent Beverage Co is the face of Anheuser-Busch InBev's cannabis joint-ventureAnheuser-Busch InBev to launch CBD drinks this year - just-drinks comments 11 October 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev's cannabis joint-venture is to sell its first products in Canada before the end of the year.

Carlsberg unveiled two prototypes of the sustainable bottle, but said more work is neededCarlsberg partners with The Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard on 'paper' bottle 11 October 2019

Carlsberg has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard on a project to create the world's first 'paper' bottle for beverages.

A difference in deposit return schemes in Scotland and the rest of the UK could cause challenges for soft drinks companiesCoca-Cola European Partners calls for cross-border alignment in UK deposit return scheme 11 October 2019

The UK head of Coca-Cola European Partners has warned that any earlier implementation of a deposit return scheme in Scotland compared to the rest of Great Britain would cause "significant logistical and manufacturing challenges" for the soft drinks industry.

The Dead Man's Fingers listing is the UK first for a CBD-infused alcoholic product, Halewood saidHalewood Wines & Spirits earns supermarket listing for 40%-abv CBD rum 11 October 2019

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured a multiple retailer listing in the UK for its CBD-infused spiced rum.

The I Heart Spirits range will initially be made up of two gins, including a 40%-abv expressionHenkell Freixenet unveils I Heart Spirits range 11 October 2019

Henkell Freixenet has launched a spirits range under its I Heart wine brand name.

The new bottle for Russian Standard Original will be available globally from this monthRoust Corp gives first revamp to Russian Standard Original bottle 10 October 2019

Roust Corp has overhauled the packaging of its flagship Russian Standard Original vodka brand for the first time.

Eckes-Granini posted a volumes and sales increase in 2018Eckes-Granini Group on hunt for new CEO 10 October 2019

German juice producer Eckes-Granini Group is looking for a new CEO as current head Thomas Hinderer prepares to step down next year.

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