The Greek-based soft drinks bottler Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company said today that it was is in talks to acquire Tsakiris SA, the second-biggest brand in the Greek potato chip market.

CCHBC said Tsakiris, a subsidiary of Athens-listed Plias, had annual sales of around €6m and a 10% share of the Greek market.

"This transaction brings CCHBC a well-known Greek brand with significant potential," CCHBC said in a statement. "While we remain focused on our core strategy, Tsakiris complements well our diverse non-alcoholic beverage portfolio in Greece."