Tennent’s switch to lighter weight pint can
C&C Group has announced that Tennent’s will introduce a lighter weight pint can in response to increasing aluminium and energy costs.
The drinks group reported that sales of the Scottish Lager are strong and that it will continue to build on sustainability measures at its site in Glasgow.
It was boosted by Scotland qualifying for its first major tournament in 23 years and brand index score increasing 230 bps from 14.6% to 16.9%.
In its FY22 report, C&C said: “Our manufacturing site at Wellpark in Glasgow, has continued to build its sustainability credentials, being voted as Sustainable Brewery of the Year at the Scottish Beer Awards.
“During COP26 in Glasgow, the site hosted dignitaries and events, showcasing the investment the site has made in removing CO2 (4,000 tonnes in FY2022) and removing 150 tonnes of single use plastic in the year.
“With the inflationary pressures, especially around aluminium and energy, we have introduced a lighter weight pint can for FY2023 and continue to focus on efficiencies at the site to drive down energy usage of which 100% is now generated from renewable sources.
“Together this will ensure that we have a competitive manufacturing cost base whilst delivering on our sustainability commitments.”