Tuesday, 30 January 2018

New Coronation Street set to include a Co-op and Costa Coffee


ITV today announces that it has agreed two significant new partnerships with Costa Coffee and Co-op for Coronation Street.  In an ITV first, viewers will see Co-op and Costa Coffee storefronts as part of a new extended Weatherfield set.

Both facades will be fully branded and open for business in Spring 2018 with other assets such as posters, bags and cups integrated across the iconic soap. 

The new agreements also include digital and brand-licensing aspects for both brands, enabling them to use Coronation Street assets and extend the partnership off-air.

Mark Trinder, Sales Director, ITV said: “The expansion of the Coronation Street set has given us a great opportunity to feature branded shop facades as more of Weatherfield is opened up to viewers. Incorporating product placement on this scale is something we have wanted to do for some time and we’re delighted with this exciting opportunity.  We’ve worked really closely with the Coronation Street team to make sure we’ve got a great brand fit for Co-op and Costa Coffee with the nation’s favourite soap while still ensuring editorial integrity.”

Alison Jones, Customer Director at Co-op said: “Coronation Street is all about community life and the Co-op is a retailer at the heart of local life and being close to the customer, which makes this a perfect match. We are excited about the opportunity to showcase our brand on the world’s most famous street by unveiling a Weatherfield store and having further brand placements with our shopping bags.”

Eric Tavoukdjian, commercial marketing director for Costa Coffee UK&I, said: “Costa Coffee is delighted to be welcomed to the famous cobbles of Coronation Street as part of this innovative partnership with ITV.  As the nation’s favourite coffee shop and a presence on the UK high street for more than 40 years, we feel it’s perfect to have a presence on one of the nation’s favourite and most iconic soaps.  We’re looking forward to partnering with the ITV team to integrate the Costa Coffee brand into Coronation Street as part of this exciting Weatherfield set extension.”

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That should see Dev's business go under then.

Anonymous said...

And Roy's Rolls

Paul said...

And probably The Kabin too

C in Canada said...

One of my pet peeves on the show is that you can TELL there is nothing in the cups/mugs they're drinking from. They don't make that realistic at all, since you can tell by the way they're holding them that they're light as air, and nobody ever spills.

abbyk said...

Worse, that’s where unemployed skilled trades people (like machinists) go for low paying service jobs so they can feed their kids.

Anonymous said...

My pet peeve too.

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