Pepsi-Cola North America has announced details about the US roll-out for Pepsi Edge. The new cola, with half the sugar, carbs and calories of regular colas, will begin hitting store shelves nationwide in mid-June, the company said yesterday.

The first phase of the introduction will include 20-ounce bottles and six packs of 12-ounce cans. Later this summer - closer to mid-July - Pepsi Edge will appear in two-litre bottles and 12-pack cans.

Pepsi Edge delivers its full-cola taste through a blend of Splenda (sucralose) and high fructose corn syrup.

"Pepsi Edge comes at a time when consumers are paying extra close attention to what they eat and drink," said Dave Burwick, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Pepsi-Cola North America. "This will enable consumers to enjoy a great-tasting cola without all of the sugar, carbs and calories of regular colas. Now people can reward themselves for just about any moment."