• The bottled McCafe drinks range.
    The bottled McCafe drinks range.
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McDonald's will start bottling and selling its McCafe range of drinks in US supermarkets next year following a deal with Coca-Cola Co. 

The deal with the soft drinks giant stipulated that it would bring three flavours of its McCafe Frappe drinks to stores including caramel, mocha and vanilla.

McDonald's is following the lead of coffee rival Dunkin' Donuts which signed a similar deal with Coca-Cola in 2016.

The chain launched a line of ready-to-drink coffee beverages to be available in grocery and other stores.

Additionally, Starbucks has sold bottled Frappuccinos with soda maker PepsiCo for years.

The company has said it believes improved coffee options are key because 'coffee creates a habit,' according to the Chicago Tribune.

The ready-to-drink coffee segment is growing in the US. Last year, the category approached 130 million gallons on sales of over $2.8 billion, up from 116 million-plus gallons on sales of more than $2.5 billion in 2015, according to consulting and research company Beverage Marketing.

 

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