Coca-Cola Enterprises has launched Peartiser, a drink it claims to be the only beverage on sale in the UK that contains nothing but pears.

The company, which owns the Appletiser brand, is targeting the pear drink at 16- to 34-year-old women. It said Peartiser contains no preservatives, additives or added sugar, and comes in 275ml and 750ml bottles, as well as 330ml cans. Packs also carry the 'five-a-day' healthy message.
 
Advertising, PR, on-pack promotions and POS material are supporting the launch. The pear variant joins Appletiser in sponsoring hit US TV sitcom Friends.

Sally Marshall, European marketing manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises, said: "Peartiser is set to be the first of many brand extensions that will build upon Appletiser's success since the product packaging was redesigned in 2004."