PepsiCo is to roll out two of its Mexican soft drinks brands in Hispanic markets in the US, according to press reports.

The Dallas Morning News reported that PepsiCo plans to begin selling the apple-flavoured soft drink Manzanita Sol and the orange-flavoured Mirinda, which has been test-marketed in Dallas and a few other cities.

Manzanita Sol and Mirinda are PepsiCo's number two and three brands in Mexico, behind only Pepsi-Cola in sales.

"Apple is the second-largest soft drink category in Mexico," Tyler Ricks, director of multicultural marketing for Pepsi-Cola North America was quoted saying. "And we think there is demand there from US Latinos. We believe there is an unmet need."