White Plains, NY — Heineken is proud to unveil its exclusive, limited-edition aluminum bottles available only in select cities. This durable and chic packaging is perfect for social spaces like rooftop bars, patios, and pool areas, its label design celebrates each city’s unique culture and geography, and the iconic red star and signature green ensure Heineken brand recognition. The new aluminum bottle arrives this summer in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Hawaii, made available by HEINEKEN USA, the nation’s leading high end beer importer.
Acting as an instant conversation starter, the aluminum bottle keeps Heineken Lager cold and fresh for a perfect serve every time. The innovative bottle will appeal to on-premise guests who care about design, and who see prestige package design as a reflection of their good taste, and equally to accounts that care about the image they project to their customers. Raul Esquer Lopez, Brand Manager at HEINEKEN USA, comments, “We know that 66% of alcohol buyers pay attention to packaging and nearly the same amount pay attention to label design.” Confirming that on the social scene, image is everything, he adds that 55% of consumers say they have shared their opinion about alcohol beverage packaging via word of mouth and social media.1 “Taste and image come together in this new package to make the aluminum bottle the star of the bar this summer,” concludes Esquer Lopez.
With its original recipe dating to 1873 and untouched for 145 years, Heineken is the #1 European import within the on-premise, delivering $540MM to the category, and is among the fastest growing beer brands in 2016. The city-specific aluminum bottles will elevate the guest experience in the accounts that seize the opportunity for a proven seller served up in a package sure to generate summertime buzz.
About HEINEKEN USA
HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation’s leading high end beer importer, is a subsidiary of HEINEKEN N.V., the world’s most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken®, the world’s most international beer brand, Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, Amstel Light, and Newcastle Brown Ale. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis Franchise, Tecate Franchise, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For the latest information on our company and brands, follow us on Twitter @HeinekenUSACorp, or visit HEINEKENUSA.com.