MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican bottling company Arca Continental <AC.MX> said on Friday that Coca-Cola Bottling Company United will not longer form part of a previously announced intention to sign a deal to operate the Coca-Cola bottling franchise in parts of the United States.

Arca said it was still working with the Coca-Cola Company to come to an agreement for southwestern United States, including Texas and parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas.

(Reporting by Christine Murray)