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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

San Benedetto produces a number of Italian bottled mineral watersSan Benedetto Group acquires shuttered Acqua Paradiso 13 April 2021

Italian packaged mineral water producer San Benedetto Group has bought a spring water plant that closed four years ago.

The study found that lower-sugar soft drinks volumes were stable after the introduction of the tax in South AfricaSouth Africa sugar tax led to plunge in high-sugar CSD volumes - study 13 April 2021

Sales of high-sugar soft drinks in South Africa fell by 28% in the 12 months after the introduction of the 2018 sugar tax, a new study has found.

Amber Beverge Group is expanding Kah Tequila's footprint around the worldAmber Beverage Group takes Kah Tequila to China 13 April 2021

Amber Beverage Group is to launch Tequila brand Kah in China.

MGP's Luxco Vita Frute Blood OrangeMGP Ingredients' Luxco Vita Frute Blood Orange RTD - Product Launch 13 April 2021

Luxco, the US distiller purchased by MGP Ingredients this year, has added a Blood Orange flavour to its Vita Frute range of vodka soda RTDs.

US craft beer volumes fell by 9% in 2020Craft beer loses ground in US as COVID hits hard in 2020 - figures 12 April 2021

Craft's volume share of the US beer market fell last year as the coronavirus appeared to weaken independents more than major brewers.

Accolade Wines' Jam Shed Chardonnay is the third varietal in the rangeAccolade Wines adds Chardonnay to UK Jam Shed range 12 April 2021

Accolade Wines has expanded its Jam Shed portfolio in the UK for the second time in six months.

Nestle's plant-based launches contain soy, almond and oat milkNestle ramps up plant-based plans in Asia with non-dairy launches 12 April 2021

Nestle is to release three plant-based beverages in Asia as consumers in the region increasingly seek out non-dairy options.

Pernod Ricard's 27.5%-abv Botanics Lemon & GingerPernod Ricard's 27.5%-abv Beefeater Botanics Lemon & Ginger - Product Launch 12 April 2021

Pernod Ricard has launched its second Beefeater "spirit drink" of the year, a lemon & ginger flavoured version of the London dry gin brand.

PepsiCo's flagship cola is getting a makeover in IndiaPepsiCo changes Pepsi recipe in India 9 April 2021

PepsiCo has reformulated its flagship Pepsi CSD brand in India to be "even more refreshing".

Northeast Drinks Group has completed the purchase of Vermont Hard Cider for US$20mNortheast Drinks Group outlines Vermont Hard Cider Co plans as purchase completes 9 April 2021

The new owner of C&C Group's former US cider unit is to launch new products to help revive the Woodchuck brand.

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