Britvic has confirmed that it plans to introduce a natural range of squash drinks in the UK early next year.

A spokesperson for the UK soft drinks group told just-drinks today (11 December) that the range, understood to be named Be Natural, will be launched in early in 2009.

The move is part of the soft drinks industry's attempt to tap into the growing popularity of additive-free drinks.

The Britvic spokesperson said that sales of squash, sold under the firm's Robinson's brand, were "doing very well". 

Further details of the new drinks range were unavailable.