Clearly Canadian has secured a distribution deal in the US state of Michigan.

The Canadian soft drinks group has signed an agreement with local firm Intrastate Distributors. The distributor, based in Detroit, represents brands including Vitaminwater, Snapple and Fuze.

Clearly Canadian president Brent Lokash said yesterday (23 January): "Michigan has been an important state for the brand Clearly Canadian and Intrastate provides us with a distribution partner that delivers tremendous reach in that state."

Last week, the company, which sells sparkling flavoured water and oxygen-enhanced water, said it would end its relationship with Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up Bottling Group and rejig its distribution in certain parts of the US. Clearly Canadian said it would team up with a number of independent distributors in the mid-west and south-west of the US.