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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

PepsiCo said the change was down to consumer demandPepsiCo to replace aspartame in US Diet Pepsi range 24 April 2015

PepsiCo is to remove aspartame from its Diet Pepsi range in the US, responding to consumer fears over the artificial sweetener.

Chivas Regal 12yo has been in China for more than a decadejust On Call - Pernod Ricard shifts Scotch focus to find China growth 24 April 2015

Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market.

DPSG beat its FY forecastsDr Pepper Snapple Group eyes more cuts as Q1 profits, sales rise 24 April 2015

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has said there is "a tremendous amount of runway" for more cuts after its cost-savings programme helped grow sales and profits in its first quarter.

Product Launch - Summerhouse Drinks' Tonic Water 24 April 2015

Scottish soft drinks maker Summerhouse Drinks has launched a tonic water to target growing demand for gin.

Heineken released its Q1 results yesterdayjust On Call - Heineken seeks clearer rules in Indonesia after "substantial" hit 23 April 2015

Heineken's departing CEO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third.

Coca-Colajust On Call - Diet Coke "a work in progress" - Coca-Cola Co 23 April 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has said there is still work to be done on Diet Coke in the US despite a recent sales turnaround.

Pernod released its YTD results today
Focus - Pernod Ricard's YTD Performance by Region 23 April 2015

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 6% rise in sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a look at the performance of the company's 14 major spirits and Champagne brands in the year-to-date, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region:

Arizona said it was "thrilled" with the dealArizona Beverages hails court settlement 23 April 2015

Arizona Beverages has said a final settlement in a long-running court battle between its two founders will safeguard the future of the company.

Coca-Cola released its Q1 results todayFocus - Coca-Cola Co's Q1 Performance by Region 22 April 2015

The Coca-Cola Co today reported a 4% drop in full-year profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:

Heineken released its Q1 results todayFocus - Heineken's Q1 Performance by Region 22 April 2015

Today, Heineken reported a lift in profits and sales in the first three months of this year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region:

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