US soft drinks firm Joint Juice has acquired Premier Nutrition for an undisclosed sum.

Joint Juice, which produces nutrition drinks, said yesterday (12 October) that the deal will allow it to compete in the growing sports nutrition and weight loss category. Premier Nutrition produces high-protein shakes and shots for the US and Canadian markets.

"With the acquisition of the Premier Nutrition brand, we are now actively competing in the large and growing sports nutrition and weight loss category," said Joint Juice's CEO, David Ritterbush. "We believe that our company can build upon the success that Premier Nutrition has created."