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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

Remy Cointreau uses St Remy as a gateway to its higher-value Cognac brandsRemy Cointreau eyes US craft brandy slipstream with St Remy investment 18 April 2018

Remy Cointreau is banking on the US craft world's embrace of brandy to raise consumer perception of the spirit, and boost sales of its overhauled St Remy brand.

Heineken's namesake lager found strong growth in the Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe regionHeineken survives Europe's Beast from the East to post 2018 Q1 global volumes increase - results 18 April 2018

Cold weather in Europe failed to dampen demand for Heineken as first quarter volumes for the brewer increased.

The Lucozade Energy campaign, called “Energy Beats Everything”, launches next week and includes out-of-home advertisingLucozade Ribena Suntory unveils Lucozade Energy push amid sugar tax concern 17 April 2018

Suntory unit Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched a GBP10m (US$14.3m) campaign for its Lucozade Energy brand amid reports that sales for the product have suffered from the UK sugar tax.

Sandows is adding two sparkling soda flavours, including Citrus, to its range of cold-brew coffeesSandows' Cold Brew Soda - Product Launch 17 April 2018

UK coffee firm Sandows has launched a sparkling soda made with cold-brew coffee.

The 1.75-litre Tito's Handmade Vodka bottle is available in Dubai Duty FreeFifth Generation adds 1.75L bottle to Tito's Handmade Vodka GTR presence 17 April 2018

Fifth Generation has added a 1.75-litre bottle to its Tito's Handmade Vodka portfolio in Dubai airport as the brand's Travel Retail footprint continues to grow.

AB InBev has opened Goose Island brewpubs in cities around the worldAnheuser-Busch InBev readies Goose Island brewpub for London to continue global tour 17 April 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev is expanding its Goose Island brewpub concept to Europe for the first time with the planned opening of a venue in London.

Diageo hopes the Edinburgh Johnnie Walker hub will enjoy the same success as the Guinness Storehouse in DublinDiageo readies tourism spend, new Johnnie Walker visitor hub despite lack of location 16 April 2018

Diageo has lined up a sizeable investment in the Scotch whisky tourism sector, but has admitted it is yet to find a location for a new visitor centre for Johnnie Walker.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's new Stella Artois ad calls time on phone distractions - video 16 April 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched its biggest marketing campaign for Stella Artois with a new TV spot that encourages consumers to put away their mobile phones.

Clearly Drinks said the redesign covers the whole Perfectly Clear portfolioClearly Drinks gives fresh spin to Perfectly Clear range 16 April 2018

UK soft drinks producer Clearly Drinks has overhauled its Perfectly Clear brand to tap into the growing demand for flavoured bottled water in the country.

The new Aqua Libra range contains no added sugars and has three calories per canBritvic relaunches Princess Diana favourite Aqua Libra sparkling water 16 April 2018

Britvic has updated its 1980s Aqua Libra sparkling water brand with the launch of three fruit flavours.

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