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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

Distell found good growth in South Africa despite wider economic woes in the countryBisquit write-down fails to shake solid Distell FY - results 31 August 2016

Distell has outpaced declines in its domestic South African market to post a solid jump in full year profits and sales despite a write-down on former Pernod Ricard Cognac Bisquit.


Arla wants to take its existing dairy-based beverages into new retail channelsArla Foods plots dairy invasion of soft drinks market 31 August 2016

Danish dairy group Arla has thrown down the gauntlet to soft drinks with a plan to triple its beverage business by 2020 through new healthier milk-based alternatives.


The juice balls burst in the mouth when chewed, SIG saidYili Industrial Group launches yogurt drink filled with juice balls 31 August 2016

Chinese dairy firm Yili Industrial Group has launched a new yogurt drink containing juice balls that burst in the mouth.


Tsingtao is China's second largest brewer Tsingtao Brewery posts H1 sales, profits drop - report 31 August 2016

Tsingtao Brewery's first half profits slumped 11% as China's second-largest brewery suffered amid weak consumer spending in the country, according to a report.


The study said the restaurant industry is moving forward but drinks are being left behindUS on-premise at "new normal" - research 30 August 2016

A new study suggests US on-premise alcohol sales have hit a "new normal" as consumer drinking patterns undergo a fundamental shift towards home consumption.


Brown-Forman will announce its Q1 results on WednesdayBrown-Forman Q1 2017 results - Preview 30 August 2016

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of July.


Gluten Free T was first launched in Italy two years agoC&C Group rolls out Gluten Free T in Scotland 30 August 2016

C&C Group's Scottish subsidiary, Tennent Caledonian, has expanded the launch of its gluten-free Tennent's Lager extension after a trial run in Italy.


The Co-op is promising a greater range of healthier soft drinks in its beverage aislesCo-op supermarkets to have sugar-free-only drinks bay 30 August 2016

UK supermarket chain The Co-op has pledged one whole bay in its drinks aisles for sugar-free beverages as it continues to expand its healthier options.


Kilby will join Armit Wines in OctoberArmit Wines poaches Berry Bros & Rudd's Kirsten Kilby 30 August 2016

The global marketing head for UK wine & spririts group Berry Bros & Rudd has been appointed managing director of rival Armit Wines.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO Carlos Brito is rumoured to be a hot-deskerJob cuts may not be the whole story at work-intense Anheuser-Busch InBev - Comment 26 August 2016

Is Carlos Brito's job in danger?


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