Corona Extra is now available in a bigger bottle

Corona Extra is now available in a bigger bottle

Grupo Modelo has launched a bigger-sized bottle for its Corona Extra beer brand, to take advantage of what the company believes is a trend for sharing drinks.

The 71cl Corona Extra is more than twice the size of the regular 33cl Corona Extra bottle and was launched on 1 May. Grupo Modelo said the the launch was in response to Neilsen data that showed sharing bottles outperformed general lager sales by 9% in the off-trade.

The 4.5% abv beer has an SRP of GBP2.79 (US$4.51) and is distributed in the UK and Ireland by Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Molson Coors secured a UK distribution deal with Grupo Modelo in October 2010.