Widget's not new

04 April, 2008

I read with interest the piece in the March 21 Off Licence News regarding Scottish & Newcastle's new lager widget for cans of Foster's and Kronenbourg 1664.

Carling Premier, has been available in a widget can since 1995 and is enjoying healthy volume growth of 28% MAT.

David Wigham

Portfolio activation director

Coors Brewer




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