SodaStream International has signed a co-branding deal with Kraft Foods for the use of the US firm's flavours in its soft drinks machines.

Kraft will make its branded flavours available to SodaStream under the agreement announced today (5 January). Initially, Israel-based SodaStream will use Kraft's Crystal Light and Country Time brands.

The SodaStream flavours are expected to be launched in the US during the second quarter of this year.

This is the first time that Kraft's drinks flavours have been made available specifically for use in a CSD, the firm said.

Last month, SodaStream purchased the Nordic and Baltic distribution rights to its business from distributor Empire AB.