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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

Sugar is blamed for growing global obesity levelsNo sugary drinks for children, says UK health body 17 July 2015

A major UK government health agency has called on parents to remove all sugar-sweetened soft drinks from their children's diets.

The week in soft drinks & bottled waterjust the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water 17 July 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

Spencerfield Spirit Co unveils slimmer Edinburgh Gin bottle 17 July 2015

Spencerfield Spirit Co has launched a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand.

Anheuser-Busch InBev unveils new Stella Artois ad - video 17 July 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a UK TV ad as part of its Stella Artois Open golf sponsorship at St Andrews.

PepsiCo released its H1 results this monthPepsiCo ramps up dividend payout 17 July 2015

PepsiCo's next quarterly dividend will be a 7% rise on the same period last year, the company has announced.

Cognac has faced challenges in ChinaNorth America drives Cognac upswing - figures 16 July 2015

Global Cognac shipments increased in the most recent 12-month period on the back of North American demand, but East Asia continued to fall back, new figures have shown.

The investigation into AmBev started a decade agoAmBev takes discount on antitrust settlement 16 July 2015

AmBev has agreed a cut-price settlement to a fine first handed down by Brazil's antitrust authority six years ago.

PBC hasnPabst Brewing Co to open Milwaukee pilot brewery 16 July 2015

Pabst Brewing Co is to open a small brewery and visitor centre on the site of the original Pabst Brewery, founded in 1844.

Christine Scharrer is joining Boisset Family EstatesBoisset Family Estates appoints new sales manager 16 July 2015

Boisset Family Estates has appointed a European sales manager for its Californian portfolio.

Heineken overhauls Birra Moretti bottle 16 July 2015

Heineken has expanded the launch of a new bottle for its Italian beer brand Birra Moretti to the UK.

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