- Coors Light will rebrand as Coors to cement its position as the lead scale, premium to mainstream 4% beer, as part of its identity refresh
- Expanding Coors portfolio with launch of Coors Original in the UK next year
Molson Coors Beverage Company will rebrand Coors Light to Coors from March 2021 with a multimillion-pound marketing spend in the UK to drive ongoing growth in the premium 4% beer category.
The activity will build on the success of the “Keep it Fresh” campaign, which celebrates the brand’s Rocky Mountain heritage. The transition will underline the brand’s mountain cold, refreshing taste and will be supported by new packaging and point-of-sale material.
Known as “The World’s Most Refreshing Beer™”, Coors has recently become the No. 6 lager brand in the UK, and its latest move will cement its position as a leading premium to mainstream beer, having grown in volume by over 1 million hectolitres in the last decade, securing its position as the biggest premium 4% beer. It is also the number one 4% beer among 18-34-year olds.
Molson Coors will use the rebrand as a platform to expand the Coors family in the UK and across the rest of Western Europe. Next year will see the launch of a new Coors product from the US, with the introduction of Coors Original – a brand packed full of heritage having been originally launched in 1873. A rich, golden lager that delivers the refreshment expected from a beer created in the Rockies, it has a more complex, fuller flavour and will further grow the brand’s presence in the premium segment of the market.
Sophie Jamieson, Marketing Controller for the Coors Family of Brands at Molson Coors said: “Coors has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, becoming the leader of the premium 4% beer category, known for being a great tasting beer that always delivers on refreshment.
“Having reflected on the unique strengths of the brand we saw an opportunity to maximise its potential. Our testing has shown that consumers love the new branding, finding it more distinctive and appealing, and by changing to simply ‘Coors’ we can build further momentum in the premium 4% beer category, while continuing to champion our refreshing great taste which is a clear point of difference for consumers.
“It also gives us the opportunity to introduce some incredibly exciting new products from the Coors family, starting with Coors Original later in the year. Our ambition is not only to propel Coors into the UK’s Top 5 beers, which is why we’ve put significant spend behind the brand, but also to continue to scale our presence and expand our portfolio throughout what looks to be a very exciting year in 2021.”
About Molson Coors
For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. In the UK and Ireland we now have six breweries, with our UK home in the renowned brewing town, Burton-upon-Trent, and a nearly 300-year-old cider press in Suffolk.
Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle. Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK & Ireland includes Pravha, Staropramen, Blue Moon, Offshore, Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA and Archway Lager, Rekorderlig, Aspall Cyder and Pip & Wild, alongside popular favourites Coors Light, Carling – the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale – Doom Bar. Bodega Bay is Molson Coors’ first move into the hard seltzer category, and has 1 unit of alcohol per can.
Molson Coors Beverage Company is a publicly traded company that is traded on the New York and Canadian Stock Exchange (TAP). The company’s commitment to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment is reflected in Our Beer Print and our 2025 sustainability targets. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit molsoncoors.com or on Twitter.
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