NEW YORK (CNN/Money) -
After failing to find a niche in the soft drink market, Pepsico announced Thursday that they plan to dump the cola drink Pepsi Edge from its product line, according to a news report.
Marketed as a "mid-calorie cola" with half the sugar of its regular Pepsi, Pepsi Edge would be discontinued by the end of the year, according to a report in AdAge.com, and advertising trade publication.
A company spokesperson told the publication that it plans to strictly focus on its Diet Pepsi and Pepsi One products in the future, recognizing that consumers tend to prefer zero-calorie products.
Pepsico was hoping to attract calorie-conscious customers who switch between regular and diet colas, but preferred the sweetened version, the trade journal reported.
Coca-Cola (down $0.19 to $45.06, Research) offers a similar mid-calorie drink called C2, but the company does not have plans to cancel production of the drink, according to AdAge.com.
Shares of Pepsico (up $0.06 to $57.09, Research) edged lower in late morning trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
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