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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

Coca-Cola Co Q1 2017 by region - results data 25 April 2017

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported its first-quarter results, with organic sales and volumes growth both flat in the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and category for the first three months of 2016:.

CEO Muhtar Kent is will hand over to James Quincey next weekCoca-Cola Co optimistic for 2017 despite Q1 stagnation - results 25 April 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has retained its full-year growth outlook despite flat Q1 organic sales and volumes.

Remy Cointreau first joined up with Roust in Russia in 2005Remy Cointreau adds three years to Roust Group Russian distribution tie-up 25 April 2017

Rémy Cointreau has extended its Russia distribution deal with Russian Standard vodka owner Roust Group.

Carlsberg has partnered with Live Nation since 2007Brand Carlsberg replaces Tuborg in new UK festival deal 25 April 2017

Carlsberg has dropped Tuborg as the main face of its UK festival programme as the brewer looks to revitalise its namesake lager brand in the country.

Andrew Clifton was previously the commercial director for William Grant & Sons in the UKWilliam Grant & Sons appoints Andrew Clifton as Europe & North America Travel Retail director 25 April 2017

William Grant & Sons has named a new Europe & North America head of Travel Retail, almost a year after the previous director vacated the role.

India has banned alcohol sales within 500m of state and national highwaysMood darkens over India as legislation spoils Pernod Ricard's outlook - Analysis 21 April 2017

If it's not one thing then it's another. Such is the way of the global drinks market.

Nichols' Feel Good InfusionsNichols' Feel Good Infusions - Product Launch 21 April 2017

Nichols is taking the Feel Good juice brand it bought in 2015 into the flavoured water category.

Pernod Ricard YTD fiscal-2017 sales performance - results data 21 April 2017

Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 4% rise in organic sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a rundown of the top-line figures by region:

The GMB said Diageo is moving some of its white spirits production to Italy and the USDiageo to cut 105 jobs in Scotland, 50 in Italy 20 April 2017

Diageo is to shed more than 100 jobs at its Scottish plants as it shifts some spirits production outside of the UK, a trade union has said.

In the Carlsberg Export ad, Mads Mikkelsen cycles through Copenhagen asking the question: “What makes Danes so happy?” Carlsberg UK unveils US$19m "thumbstoppable" ad as it targets social media feeds - video 20 April 2017

Carlsberg has spent GBP15m (US$m) on its latest UK campaign as it tries to create "thumbstoppable" content for today's saturated digital market.

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