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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

C&C Group said its off-premise sales were up by 16% as consumers switched to supermarketsC&C Group posts H1 loss as Matthew Clark, Bibendum drag down sales - results 21 October 2020

C&C Group has reported an H1 loss of almost EUR12m (US$14.2m) as coronavirus lockdowns saw sales drop by more than half.


Bacardi said the new bottles will be on shelf by 2023Bacardi working on plastic bottle that biodegrades in less than two years 21 October 2020

Bacardi is developing a biodegradable bottle that breaks down within 18 months.


Heineken's Arizona Sunrise uses fruit flavourings across its rangeHeineken launches Arizona Sunrise hard seltzer in Hornell Brewing Co tie-up 21 October 2020

Heineken has partnered with the owner of Arizona Beverages to launch a new hard seltzer in the US.


Days non-alcoholic beer brand launches this weekDays Brewing's Days non-alcoholic beer - Product Launch 21 October 2020

UK start-up Days Brewing has launched a non-alcoholic beer brand that is produced using Scottish water.


PepsiCo's Propel Immune System contains zinc and vitamin CPepsiCo taps into COVID trends with Propel Immune Support launch - just-drinks comment 20 October 2020

PepsiCo has launched an extension of its Propel bottled water brand in the US that claims to boost immune systems. 


Coca-Cola said topics at the dinners will cover a wide-range of social-justice issuesThe Coca-Cola Co sets up social-justice-themed virtual dinners 20 October 2020

The Coca-Cola Co is to host virtual dinner parties in the US for up to 3,000 people in a bid to spark conversation on some of the country's most pressing topics.


Campari is the fifth company to join the Portman Group this yearCampari signs up with UK Portman Group 20 October 2020

Campari Group has become the latest company to join UK alcohol regulatory body on social responsibility the Portman Group.


CEO Emilio Restoy said the immediate future remains uncertain for ZamoraZamora Co forecasts 23% sales, volumes drop for 2020 20 October 2020

Sales for Zamora Co, owner of the Licor 43 liqueur brand, are expected to fall by almost a quarter this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.


The 1.5-litre bag-in-box 19 Crimes will be available in UK supermarketsTreasury Wine Estates responds to stockpiling with 19 Crimes bag-in-box 19 October 2020

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a 1.5-litre bag-in-box pack of 19 Crimes in the UK as consumers look for bigger-volume formats.


A-B InBev upgraded packaging technology at its UK plants to help eliminate plastic ringsAnheuser-Busch InBev eliminates plastic rings from UK beers 19 October 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev has removed plastic rings from its entire UK portfolio as part of a sustainability drive.




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