Tag Archives: Molson Coors Brewing Company

• Constellation Brands has no plans to get in on craft beer boom

Constellation Brands has no plans to get in on craft beer boom

Rob Sands, chief executive of beer and wine distributor Constellation Brands (STZ), is not interested in buying up any of the nearly 2,500 craft breweries that have sprung up across the nation in recent years. “People expect one of the big guys to get in and roll up the craft business,” Sands said in a […]

• Molson Coors Is Gaining Ground – Is This Trouble for Smaller Brewers?

Molson Coors Is Gaining Ground – Is This Trouble for Smaller Brewers?

There were plenty of points in Molson Coors‘ 2013 results that look bleak for the company. But sales of its so-called “above-premium beers” was not among them. In fact, Molson Coors is recording some impressive sales numbers at the higher end, where it competes with smaller brewers, including Boston Beer and the Craft Brew Alliance […]

• Will this new can make Coors Light any better?!

Will this new can make Coors Light any better?!

The Coors Brewing Company announced today that they will soon begin offering Coors Light in a new “shotgunnable can” that will feature a second tab on its side to allow for easy shotgunning. Coors is aiming to rid binge drinkers of the tedious burden of searching for the air pocket in a can of beer […]

• Beer sales go bust this St. Patrick’s Day

Beer sales go bust this St. Patrick’s Day

A 4% drop in pint orders and higher prices may signal worse luck ahead for brewers, which rely on March to start a seasonal upswing. The day after Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities was one of the few times that America woke up from a hangover and discovered it drank less than it remembered. In […]

• Beer Sales In Canada Are Drying Up During The NHL Lockout

Beer Sales In Canada Are Drying Up During The NHL Lockout

Lost in the glamour of a newly-christened NBA season comes yet another harsh reality of a winter without the NHL: lagging Canadian beer sales. Hockey season is a time when our northern neighbors cozy up with the cheap brews to enjoy the nation’s game. But with empty arenas and bars, and Red Green Show re-runs […]

• Molson Coors Agrees to Buy Brewer StarBev for $3.5 Billion

Molson Coors Agrees to Buy Brewer StarBev for $3.5 Billion

Molson Coors Brewing Co., the U.S. maker of Carling lager, agreed to buy StarBev LP for 2.65 billion euros ($3.54 billion) to add beer brands such as Staropramen and provide a route into central and eastern Europe. Committed financing is in place to complete the acquisition from private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd. and StarBev […]

• Beer Companies Looking Beyond Beer for Growth

Beer Companies Looking Beyond Beer for Growth

It appears the fastest way to growth for many beer companies is to look beyond beer. The latest example came Tuesday when Molson Coors Brewingannounced it is launching Coors Light Iced Tea in Canada next month, with a possible U.S rollout at a later date. The drink is being billed as “Coors Light with a […]

• Sioux tribe sues brewers for alcohol woes

Sioux tribe sues brewers for alcohol woes

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation photo by Aaron Huey   The Oglala Sioux Tribe is suing some of the world’s largest beer brewers, saying they knowingly have contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court of Nebraska, seeks $500 million in damages for the costs the […]

• Why Craft Beer Doesn’t Have A Super Bowl Ad

Why Craft Beer Doesn’t Have A Super Bowl Ad

Craft beer lovers love to boast about how their beer is booming while “yellow beer” fizzles, but on Super Bowl Sunday they’re drowned out by Clydesdale hoofbeats. If craft beer and small, regional brewers are such a game-changing force in American beer, why are they completely absent from the Super Bowl’s annual marketing blowout? With […]

• Budweiser adopts new design. Inspired by Coke?

Budweiser adopts new design. Inspired by Coke?

ST. LOUIS — Budweiser is getting a new look, as its parent company tries to revive weak sales in the U.S. Anheuser-Busch unveiled a bolder, sleeker design for its cans Wednesday that puts a heavy emphasis on the “bowtie” design it has made a focus in recent marketing. It’s the 12th redesign since Anheuser-Busch began […]

• Profits slip at Molson Coors 2nd Quarter

Profits slip at Molson Coors 2nd Quarter

Weak sales and rising costs contributed to Molson Coors recording a 6% drop in profits in the second quarter of the year. The brewer had hoped that raising prices would help offset losses. Officials at the company, which brews Coors Light and Carling among other lagers, nevertheless maintained their view that it has performed well […]

• MillerCoors CEO Tom Long seeks growth with craft beers

MillerCoors CEO Tom Long seeks growth with craft beers

Big brewing company MillerCoors looks to turn around falling sales. It has created a dedicated division for its craft and import brands, including Blue Moon and Leinenkugel. Tom Long, MillerCoors’ new chief executive, wants to prove that big beer hasn’t gone flat. But persistently high unemployment, an uncertain economy and young consumers’ shrinking thirst for […]

• American bottler warns of slump in Aussie bottle orders

American bottler warns of slump in Aussie bottle orders

THE world’s leading glass packaging supplier, Owens-Illinois, has revealed its shipments of wine and beer bottles within Australia and New Zealand has slumped 20 per cent, providing further evidence of the marked slowdown in beverage consumption as drinkers stay away from pubs, clubs and liquor shops. United States-based Owens-Illinois, which is also the Asia-Pacific’s leading […]

• Come ON. Girly “Bloat-Resistant” Beer Marketed by Men to Women

Come ON. Girly “Bloat-Resistant” Beer Marketed by Men to Women

Molson Coors’ announcement that it will launch Animée, a new “bloat-resistant” beer aimed at women, in the UK this fall has not exactly been welcomed with squeals of joy and air kisses by female commentators. Many seem to view the new campaign as a cosmetic condescension that will likely do little to make up for […]

• How to drink beer and save the environment

How to drink beer and save the environment

Kim Marotta runs corporate social responsibility at giant brewer MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP). She worries about carbon impact, product packaging, water use, and corporate ethics, as would any similarly titled VP at any large manufacturer. But her job has an added dimension, unique to the beverage industry, […]