Molson Coors to Shut Down Bottling Line at Vancouver Plant


VANCOUVER, BCThe Province newspaper reports that Molson Coors Canada will be shutting down the bottling line at its Vancouver plant in early 2015.

The plant will continue to produce cans and kegs, with bottled product set to be shipped in from Toronto and Montreal based on demand.

According to a Molson Coors spokesperson, there are a number of factors that have led to this decision, including the large and increasing popularity of canned beer in British Columbia – with 68 percent of domestic beer in the province being sold¬† in that format in 2013 – as well as growing craft beer sales and the increase of “government subsidies encouraging small brewer growth through tax incentives.”

Layoffs are expected, although the exact number of affected staff has yet to be confirmed by the company.

For more details, see the full article at The Province.

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