Access Beverage has announced a joint venture with Sports Pouch Beverage Co for the development, marketing and distribution of a number of beverage lines.

Under the terms of the agreement, announced today (2 March), both companies will share joint ownership of all brands, trademarks, and profits of beverage lines developed through the partnership for global distribution in both retail and institutional markets.

It is expected that the lines will extend to all single-serve wine, ready-to-drink single serve cocktails, multi-serve ready-to-drink pouch packages, juice and juice blends, health drinks, and water products.

"We are delighted to have formed this alliance with Sports Pouch. I believe that through collaboration, and sharing of our extensive resources, we can to bring to market an incredible line of single-serve beverage items using this innovative, light-weight packaging technology," said Access Beverage president, Diane Svehlak.

Sports Pouch CEO Gil Arvizu said: "Our packaging technology has been received extremely well in the retail sector and with the introduction of our new branded lines I expect this trend to continue."