A clearly busy Clearly Canadian has struck yet another distribution deal in the US.

The Canadian soft drinks group has appointed Central Beverage Corp. to handle its products in and around the US city of Chicago.

Clearly Canadian president Brent Lokash said: "Through the alignment of Clearly Canadian's brands with the best distribution networks available, we continue to build a strong and growing foundation to support our company and products for years to come."

Central Beverage represents a portfolio of beverage brands including Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and Monster energy drink.

Last month, Clearly Canadian signed a distribution agreement with Big Geyser for the state of New York.

That agreement followed the company's deal with Intrastate Distributors for the state of Michigan.