Ocean Spray and PepsiCo have expanded their strategic alliance in the US to include more of the cranberry grower cooperative's portfolio.

The two companies, which teamed up in 2006, said yesterday (21 October) that the sales and distribution agreement will include five more Ocean Spray brand juices - 100% apple; 100% orange; ruby red grapefruit; pineapple peach mango, and strawberry kiwi. In conjunction with Ocean Spray's 2010 planned launch, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages (PCNAB) will also distribute a 15.2oz blueberry juice cocktail.

"We have had a licensing agreement in effect with Ocean Spray for three years and we're excited to offer our retail customers more Ocean Spray options," said Tom Silk, vice president of marketing for hydration and juice brands at PCNAB. "Ocean Spray juices and juice drinks represent an important part of our overall beverage strategy, particularly from a wellness standpoint."

The additions will become available through PCNAB in the US from February next year.