Heineken UK is to embark on an on-trade visibility drive in selected outlets across the country.

Around 20 pubs and bars in major urban drinking centres throughout the country have been selected to receive a tailored outdoor merchandise package to help increase sales. Each outlet will receive a package featuring Heineken-branded screens, umbrellas, banners, awnings, parasols and outdoor heaters.

"Supporting our customers with high quality visibility materials allows them to create a premium drinking environment in their pubs and bars," said Chris Duffy, head of customer marketing at Heineken UK, yesterday (29 June). "This helps bar owners to drive sales without the need for cutting prices and gives Heineken the opportunity to reward key outlets."

Several outlets in Newcastle, Glasgow and Cardiff have already installed the Heineken-branded material, with further installations in cities nationwide, including London, Manchester and Edinburgh, to be completed by the end of August.