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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:00 PM

Corona beer halts production in Mexico amid coronavirus pandemic

Grupo Modelo, which produces and exports several popular Mexican beer brands, including Corona, Pacific, and Modelo, will be temporarily suspending production and sales after its breweries were deemed non-essential by the Mexican government.

The company posted the announcement on Twitter, stating it is halting production and pledging its “total commitment” to slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

“Grupo Modelo announces that this Sunday it will complete the process of suspending its production and marketing operations for beer,” according to their press release. The company added that the suspension was part of an agreement with Mexico’s federal government, as one of many “extraordinary actions to attend to the health emergency generated by SARS-VoC2 virus.”

The Mexico brewery has already donated 300,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for distribution to hospitals and medicals centers. Further efforts toward “fighting the fighting” are expected to come soon as well.

Read more: https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2020/04/06/corona-beer-halts-production-mexico-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19/2954749001/
(Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:06 PM

1. Yeah I suspect

Not too many people want to drink a beer called Corona right now.

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Response to padah513 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:12 PM

2. There was a rumor a couple weeks back saying Corona

beer sales were way down. It wasn't true sales were actually up this year.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:16 PM

3. Not a fan of Corona but Modelo is great

Kudos to the management for their efforts in fighting this.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:34 PM

4. Unfortunate name associations

I remember back in the 1980s there was a very popular dietary aid supplement called AIDS.

Sometimes life is just not fair to marketers.

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Response to kurtcagle (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:36 PM

5. I think they changed it to "Aydes diet plan" for a while after that.

Then they went the way of the Dodo.

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Response to kurtcagle (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:55 PM

6. OMG. I remember that. I never made the connection to their disappearance! Thanks. n/t

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