Coca-Cola Enterprises has said it remains committed to Diet Coke Plus, despite news that at least one UK retailer is de-listing the functional soft drink.

A spokesperson for Coca-Cola Enterprises told just-drinks today (11 August): "We are aware of a retailer de-listing a variant. Diet Coke Plus continues to be stocked in a number of major retailers and enjoyed by consumers."

Doubts were raised about the drink's future last week after a report that a number of retailers had pulled it from shelves.

Diet Plus, which contains extra vitamins, was launched as part of Coca-Cola's strategy to satisfy consumer demand for healthier soft drinks. It also sought to profit from a growing functional food market.