Molson Coors Beverage Company will expand distribution of its Topo Chico hard seltzer nationwide, beginning in January 2022.
Moon Haze Hazy Juicy Pale Ale is rolling out this week as the second major innovation play in two years from the Molson Coors-owned craft brewery, following last year’s introduction of Light Sky Citrus Wheat.
Molson Coors Beverage Company CEO Gavin Hattersley stressed that the “outcomes” of the company’s 2-year-old revitalization plan are beginning to materialize. Those outcomes became frequent talking points during the company’s second quarter 2021 earnings report.
Topo Chico Hard Seltzer, which Coke launched this year in partnership with Molson Coors Beverage Company, is now available in 17 markets worldwide with plans to be in 28 markets by the end of the year.
Veryvell, the line of CBD beverages and drops from Truss CBD USA, the joint venture backed by Molson Coors and Canadian cannabis company HEXO, will roll out to on- and off-premise retailers throughout Colorado. “Expanding territory and expanding the portfolio is signaling success and we’re really excited about it,” Truss CBD USA general manager Jane Armstrong Hockman told Brewbound.
The river has run its course for Coors Seltzer, Molson Coors Beverage Company told wholesalers today. In a message to the company’s wholesalers this afternoon, Molson Coors chief marketing officer Michelle St. Jacques and U.S. sales president Kevin Doyle announced the company will cease production of Coors Seltzer, asking wholesalers to sell through remaining inventory.
Boosted by an earlier-than-expected seasonal transition and the return of the on-premise channel, sales of Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy have increased 13% year-to-date, according to the Molson Coors Beverage Company blog. “As we continued to excel with distribution and sales and the off-premise, we were able to quickly transition into Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy,” Dick Leinenkugel, president and chief beer merchant of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, told Brewbound.
Breweries that fall outside of the Brewers Association’s (BA) craft brewer definition collectively declined 5%, to 8.2 million barrels in 2020, according to data in the May/June issue of the New Brewer.
The Yuengling Company LLC, the joint venture formed last year between D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. (DGY) and Molson Coors Beverage Company, announced it will enter the Texas market this fall through Molson Coors-aligned wholesalers.
Molson Coors Beverage Company CEO Gavin Hattersley admitted that the first quarter of 2021 “was not the quarter we expected to have,” during a conference call for investors and analysts Thursday. The combined effects of a cyber security attack taking down many of its internal systems, a winter storm suspending operations at its Texas brewery and prolonged on-premise shutdowns in Europe added up to a 9.7% decline in Q1 net sales, to $1.89 billion.
Molson Coors Beverage Company announced today that it will make an equity investment in TRU Colors Brewery, a Wilmington, North Carolina-based craft brewery with a mission to end street violence.
Molson Coors addressed concerns caused by a cybersecurity incident and February’s winter storm in Texas in a post-trading Friday press release that reaffirmed its full year 2021 financial guidance and provided an update on its post-disruption business.
Molson Coors Beverage Company said the Topo Chico line will begin hitting store shelves in nine states starting March 29, giving the company yet another hard seltzer brand to compete within the more than $4 billion hard seltzer segment that has thus far been dominated by two brands: Mark Anthony Brands’ White Claw and Boston Beer Company’s Truly Hard Seltzer.
Pointing to on-premise closures and capacity restraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Molson Coors Beverage Company posted net sales declines for both the full year and the fourth quarter of 2020.