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Olly Wehring | 15 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Molson Coors released its full-year results for 2016; the year in which the brewer took full control of the MillerCoors joint-venture in the US. While the transaction has skewed the numbers for last year - full details of which can be found here - the results from the four years prior provide an interesting guide to Molson Coors' longer-term performance.


Olly Wehring | 15 Feb 2017

On a pro-forma basis, Molson Coors' sales and volumes both fell by low single-digits in 2016. In reported terms, net sales were down by 2.3% last year, while volumes slipped by 0.8%. Here, just-drinks looks at the brewer's full-year results, released earlier this week, by region.

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Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

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Andy Morton | 9 Jun 2014

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

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Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2017

Molson Coors's US unit, Miller Coors, is running a Pepsi Challenge-style taste test for its Miller Lite brand.


Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2017

Molson Coors is the latest alcohol company to tap into Scandinavian lifestyle trends with a Rekorderlig campaign highlighting the benefits of "lagom".


Lucy Britner | 7 Jun 2017

Heineken and Molson Coors have signed an agreement that sees Molson Coors import, market and distribute Heineken's Sol brand in the US market. 


Lucy Britner | 18 May 2017

Molson Coors' Canadian unit has launched Coors Light cans featuring sun-activated ink.


Lucy Britner | 8 May 2017

Molson Coors is looking to create a chain of Blue Moon-themed on-premise outlets, with the beer brand's first bar and restaurant opening in Spain. 


Lucy Britner | 5 May 2017

Molson Coors has announced a multi-year marketing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) in Australia. 


Olly Wehring | 3 May 2017

Molson Coors has reported flat sales for the first three months of 2017, a year that the brewer has described as transitional.


Lucy Britner | 26 Apr 2017

Molson Coors' Canadian unit has started construction on a new British Columbia brewery. 


Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2017

The Portman Group has recruited the head of EU & international government relations at Tesco to become its next CEO.


Lucy Britner | 20 Apr 2017

Molson Coors has lined up a mobile version of its online resource for off-premise operators in the UK.


Lucy Britner | 11 Apr 2017

Molson Coors has lined up a sponsorship deal for its Sharp's cask beer Doom Bar, as it becomes the latest drinks brand to back the British & Irish Lions rugby team.


Andy Morton | 11 Apr 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors have hit back at comments from Boston Beer Co founder Jim Koch, who accused them of stifling the US craft beer market.


Andy Morton | 7 Apr 2017

Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter's pay jumped by almost a half in 2016, as the brewer took full control of MillerCoors.


Lucy Britner | 24 Mar 2017

Molson Coors has lined up a 33cl can format in the UK for Thai brand Singha Beer, as it looks to surf the wave of popularity for the size that has been created by the craft beer segment.


Andy Morton | 23 Mar 2017

Molson Coors has launched a new Carling Cider flavour, Black Fruits, as it targets growing demand for canned fruit cider.


Andy Morton | 21 Mar 2017

Molson Coors has defended its Carling sponsorship of Friday night English Premier League games, despite none having been played since the end of December.


Lucy Britner | 9 Mar 2017

Molson Coors' MillerCoors unit has confirmed its intention to re-launch the Zima brand in the US market. 


Lucy Britner | 8 Mar 2017

Molson Coors' MillerCoors unit has released a Strawberry Kiwi flavour as part of its Redd's Wicked Limited Release series.


Lucy Britner | 7 Mar 2017

Molson Coors is to handle the UK distribution of both Palm Belgian Craft Brewers' portfolio and La Trappe Trappist Ales.


Lucy Britner | 7 Mar 2017

Molson Coors' Canadian unit has added two higher-abv variants to its Mad Jack brand line up. 


Andy Morton | 6 Mar 2017

Molson Coors has launched a low-carb range for its Henry's Hard Soda portfolio through its US unit, MillerCoors.


Andy Morton | 21 Feb 2017

Two Molson Coors-owned breweries have agreed a "recipe swap", with each set to launch the other's beer in their home markets.

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James Wilmore | 2 Jul 2014

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