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.
San Francisco-based Anchor Brewing opted to give itself a makeover as a 125th birthday gift. Ballast Point has revealed new packaging art that has already begun rolling out to retailers. Granbury, Texas-based Revolver Brewing will roll out new artwork for its core offerings this spring. Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned Blue Point Brewing debuted a new logo and branding that will replace art that the Patchogue, New York-based craft brewery has been using for four years.
Everything’s bigger in Texas and America’s oldest brewery is hoping that beer sales will be too. This fall, the Lone Star State will be the first new market to receive D.G. Yuengling & Son beer as part of the Pennsylvania brewery’s joint venture (JV) with Molson Coors Beverage Company, the companies announced in a press release.
As it continues to develop new non-alcoholic brands in a myriad of categories, the Molson Coors Beverage Company announced today that it will enter the energy space with ZOA, a new better-for-you energy drink co-founded by actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Molson Coors Beverage Company is further solidifying its relationship with L.A. Libations by investing in Arriba, a brand of michelada mixers operated by the California-based incubator.
The deal is finally done for Pabst Brewing Company to acquire the former Molson Coors production facility in Irwindale, California.
Forget product, price, promotion, and all that. For Molson Coors Beverage Company, 2020 has been defined by three words that start with the letter P: persistence, perseverance and progress, CEO Gavin Hattersley said during the company’s third quarter earnings call today.