Canadian Packaging

Coors Light Canada and Crown partner up for new look cans

New variable print cans launched for second annual Coors Light Games in Canada.


June 16, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff

Coors Light Canada’s celebration of backyard, amateur sports continues this year with the launch of the second annual Coors Light Games in Canada, along with a series of seven Coors Light Games Variable Print cans from CROWN Beverage Packaging North America, each of which represents a different backyard sport featured at the 2016 national event.

In the summer of 2015, Molson Coors Canada scored a major marketing win with the Coors Light Games, a promotion that elevated backyard summer games to Olympic-like proportions. For 2016, the Coors Light Games is returning, with its national event running from August 26-28, 2016, including the backyard sports: Inflatable Peak Climb, Water Luge, Capture The Case, Zorb Croquet, Volley Pong, Splatter Dodgeball, and Bubble Soccer. Each sport will be represented in full on the 473 ml Variable Print cans, available in stores now.

“Last year’s Games set the bar, this year’s Games is going to raise it even higher,” says Coors Light marketing manager Leslie Malcolm. “We take our backyard Games just as seriously as our drinkers do, which is why we’ve upped the ante this year with more opportunities to participate, more giveaways throughout the summer, and of course, our seven uniquely designed cans.”

Participants can win their way to the National Event through one of the following: finding a Gold Can in a case of Coors Light, entering the #bravethegames contests on Coors Light Canada’s social media channels, or winning a Gold Can at a Mobile Tour Stop across Canada.

According to Crown regional sales manager Matt Grahlman, “The Variable Print cans, also known as Crown’s Accents technology, are set to hit retail in mid-May with an anticipated sell-through date of mid-August. Millions of cans will be produced and sold in single-serve format (1×24 unit tray). The cans will be produced in Crown’s Batesville, MS plant and filled in Molson Coors’ breweries across Canada.”

“This is a terrific way to celebrate the character and spirit of Canada,” notes CROWN Beverage Packaging North America director of marketing Ron Skotleski. “And to repeat and build upon what was a successful inaugural event that garnered great participation and exciting publicity. We were proud that Molson Coors chose Crown’s Accents technology for this promotion.”

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About Molson Coors Canada
Molson Coors Canada is the Canadian division of Molson Coors Brewing Company, a global brewer with operations in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. The company proudly offers some of the most popular brands in Canada with an award-winning brand portfolio that includes Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Molson Export, Rickard’s and Molson Canadian 67.
Molson Coors Canada employs 3,000 Canadians, operates seven breweries, including boutique breweries Creemore and Granville Island, and invests in communities from coast-to-coast through its various charitable initiatives and sports and entertainment sponsorships. Molson Coors Canada is committed to promoting its products and events in a responsible manner as part of an active, healthy lifestyle.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit www.crowncork.com.






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