Tag Archives: Molson Coors

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• BrewDog boss mocks Molson Coors purchase of craft brewery

BrewDog boss mocks Molson Coors purchase of craft brewery

James Watt, co-founder of controversial Scottish brewer BrewDog, has labelled Molson Coors’ purchase of Sharp’s brewery “an act of panic” as he lauded the UK’s renewed passion for craft beer. Molson Coors last month snapped up Sharp’s, which produces Doom Bar, in a deal understood to be in the region of £20 million. Watt, whose […]