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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO - news) said on Wednesday it plans a makeover for its Fresca diet soft drink in the latest move to win over increasingly health-conscious, calorie-phobic consumers.

    Beginning in September, cans and bottles of the citrus-flavored drink will feature a new, more contemporary logo and graphics. It is the first makeover Fresca's green and yellow packaging has had since 1996, according to Coke s****sman Scott Williamson.

    Two new flavors -- Sparkling Peach Citrus Fresca and Sparkling Black Cherry Fresca -- will also hit grocery store shelves as part of the brand's revamp. The original Fresca's flavor will remain the same.

    The move to update the 39-year-old Fresca brand comes as Atlanta-based Coke is rolling out a number of new diet drinks, including a version of Diet Coke sweetened with the popular sugar substitute Splenda and Coca-Cola Zero, a no-calorie cola meant to taste like Coca-Cola Classic.

    One of the keys to the beverage giant's future is capturing more consumers who have moved away from sugary soft drinks to healthier, low- or no-calorie beverages, such as water and juices with reduced sugar.

    "Fresca resonates with people who have sophisticated tastes and are unwilling to compromise on flavor or calories," Alison Lewis, Coca-Cola North America's vice president of Sprite and flavors, said in a statement.

    Fresca's relaunch will be accompanied by a marketing campaign developed by Minneapolis-based advertising firm Campbell Mithun.

    The campaign will emphasize the drink's sophistication, Coke said, and will say Fresca is "ideal for moments of perfectly relaxed pleasure."

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    cant wait to try the new flavors

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    Me too....I look forward to tasting the new flavors. Fresca came back about 2 years ago in the Chicago market. For a while I was buying a 12 pack per week.

    Zabe

    [ 05-25-2005, 06:57 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

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    I am too excited about this!

    Maybe they'll finally start putting Fresca in 20 oz bottles now too.

    [ 05-25-2005, 07:11 PM: Message edited by: TheConnieVandelayShow ]
    Anita

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    fresca is found sparsely in 20oz. i think this will make it a permanent fixture.
    woot woot

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    Plenty of 20oz Fresca from Philadelphia Coke around where I live. I think CCE used to make it in Silver Spring, but it's been gone for a long time. I suspect this will bring it back into 20oz as well.

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    That peach sounds really good!!

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    Has anyone else noticed how line extensions are going wild here?

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    Hi Guys!. I recommend you again that if you visit Mexico, you must try the new Fresca Toronja Roja, It has a good grapefruit flavor with a little spicy aftertaste. It's available also in Monster Can in some cities (453 ml)



    TOOOOMALA!!!

    By the way, the new cans of Fresca U.S. in The Coca-Cola Company website, the graphs are awesome!

    http://www2.coca-cola.com/presscente...cherry_can.jpg

    [ 05-27-2005, 09:55 AM: Message edited by: ramonazo ]

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    Oh my that is one sharp looking design. I'm so ready for the new Fresca to be rolled out in Chi Town. I can't wait to try the new flavors.

    This could be a very Fresca summer. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Thanks for the link, it made me thirsty for my 5pm
    pop feeding. LOL

    Zabe

    [ 05-26-2005, 05:51 PM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

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