Coca-Cola hopes new flavors, can design will help slumping Diet Coke sales

LAS VEGAS - Diet Coke's sales are in the slump, so it's getting a makeover.

Coca-Cola said Wednesday the can is going to have an updated logo, along with being a slimmer 12-ounce Diet Coke can.  The 35-year-old drink will also be offered in four new flavors, including mango and ginger lime. 

The taste of the plain Diet Coke will stay the same, the Atlanta-based company said.

Diet Coke sales have fallen as more people switch to other low-calorie drinks, such as flavored fizzy water. 

Coca-Cola told CBS News, the new flavors and look — with a different color vertical stripe for each flavor and red for plain — are aimed at appealing to millennials. It spent two years on the makeover and tested more than 30 flavors before settling on the four, which also include cherry and blood orange.

The changes will show up in U.S. stores by the end of January.


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