PepsiCo has secured a distribution deal with Red Stripe in Jamaica.

The agreement, announced yesterday (14 June), means Red Stripe will distribute the soft drinks' products on the Caribbean island. Financial details were not disclosed.

A consequence of the deal, however, is that around 70 of the 300 staff at Pepsi's bottling plant in the capital, Kingston, will be laid off.

Red Stripe will embark on distributing Pepsi products from 10 July.

Pepsi sells about 168m units per year in Jamaica.