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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

The week in soft drinks and bottled waterThis week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring The Coca-Cola Co's CCBA timetable, PepsiCo's calorie pledge and mineral water in cans 21 October 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Minimum pricing would set the baseline price for Scotch whisky at GBP14SWA considers appeal after Scottish minimum-pricing setback 21 October 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said it may appeal to the UK's highest court after Scotland’s justice system delivered a major blow to its efforts against minimum pricing.

Boston Beer has tried to kickstart Samuel Adams demand with its Nitro projectBoston Beer Co launches another brand review as YTD sales, profits sink - results 21 October 2016

The Boston Beer Co has announced an overview of its core brands as the brewer hit its fourth straight quarter of decline.

Westons MD Helen Thomas returns to chair National Association of Cider Makers 21 October 2016

The managing director of Westons has been appointed the new chairperson of the UK's National Association of Cider Makers (NACM).

Celia is brewed by Carlsberg's Zatecky Pivovar brewer in CzechCarlsberg brings Czech gluten-free lager Celia to UK 20 October 2016

Carlsberg is to add a gluten-free Czech lager brand to its UK portfolio.

China's thirst for Australian wine has increased in the past decadeChina overtakes US to head Australian wine export rankings - figures 20 October 2016

China has moved past the US to become Australia's top export destination for wine.

Arca Continental reported its year-to-date results earlier this weekArca Continental posts YTD jump as South America thrives - results 20 October 2016

Strong sales and volumes increases in South America have driven Arca Continental's YTD performance.

PepsiCo's agreement with Danone only covers ParisPepsiCo combines sales forces with Danone to expand Paris portfolio 20 October 2016

PepsiCo has pooled its beverages sales forces in France with Danone Waters in the out-of-home food channel.

Advini already owns vineyards in BurgundyAdVini adds Burgundy's Maison Champy to portfolio 20 October 2016

French wine group AdVini has expanded its presence in Burgundy with the purchase of Maison Champy.

Coca-Cola is set to acquire the CCBA stake from AB InBevCoca-Cola Beverages Africa partner "in place by 2018" - The Coca-Cola Co 19 October 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has revealed a timetable for the acquisition and disposal of Anheuser-Busch InBev's newly-acquired stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, telling just-drinks it aims to have a new partner in place by 2018.

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