DC Brands International is in the process of choosing between two companies to develop and manufacture an entire line of apparel and other novelty items for the business.

The company - whose main occupation is with in the energy drink market in which it distributes its Dickens Cider Energy products - already sells a basic line of apparel including T-shirts and hats.

DC said that it liked the look and quality of the two contenders but now had to make a decision based on capacity and pricing. The company added that it expected to announce its choice this month, and to have the new goods ready for the summer season.