The Australian soft drinks group, Frucor Beverages, has signed an agreement with Danone for the distribution and sales of the Evian mineral water brand in Australia, it has been reported. The agreement comes into effect as of 1 January, 2003.

Guirec Danno, zone director for Evian in Australia, said that Frucor had a very good record in the bottled water market, underlined by the success of its own brand, Mizzone Sports Water, in 2001. Frucor said it was "extremely excited" about the new addition to its portfolio.