Coca-Cola GB has distanced itself from reports claiming that it will launch a non-carbonated version of Fanta next year. Local reports yesterday (17 November) suggested that the company will release the drink in the first few months of 2006.

When contacted by just-drinks, a spokesperson for the company would neither confirm nor deny the claims. "We are in the process of finalising brand plans for Fanta next year," he said, "so we cannot comment on speculation."

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola GB launched a consumer choice communication using the original Coke bottle as the outline for its 19 soft drinks brands available in the country.