FRANCE: Coke returns to water market - report
Six months after the aborted launch of Dasani in the UK and France, Coca Cola has made an unheralded return in to the French bottled water market with the introduction of Chaudfontaine, drawn from the Astrid spring in the Belgian Ardennes, French newspaper La Tribune reports.
Chaudfontaine is marketed in a 50cl format from vending machines and Coca-Cola has no immediate plans to retail the brand in supermarkets as it has done in Belgium.
When contacted by La Tribune, Coca-Cola declined to comment, the report adds.
The Atlanta-based giant acquired the Astrid spring in June 2003 with the aim of producing Dasani there.
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