Coca-Cola Great Britain has added Abbey Well to its portfolio, with the acquisition of Waters & Robson Holdings.
Abbey Well, sourced in Morpeth, Northumberland, will be bottled by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). The Abbey Well site and its employees will be transferred to CCE on completion of the sale, according to a statement from the company.
"We have been looking for the right bottled water opportunity to expand the range of drinks we offer consumers for some time. In Abbey Well we have acquired a natural, sustainable and high-quality British-sourced water," explained Sanjay Guha, president of Coca-Cola Great Britain.
"Our decision to purchase Abbey Well reflects both our ongoing commitment to providing consumers with a range of drinks and our confidence in the bottled water category."
Simon Baldry, CCE vice-president and general manager, said the company would be aiming to get Abbey Well on the shelves of more retail outlets.