27 November 2013
Five years ago this month, reports started to emerge that Pernod Ricard was looking to offload its coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria.
17 October 2013
Italian drinks group Illva Saronno is severing its 14-year-old relationship with Bacardi in the US to set up its own distribution unit.
16 October 2013
Italian drinks firm Illva Saronno has put its weight behind the Irish whiskey category by acquiring a 50% stake in the producer of The Irishman brand.
9 September 2013
Irish whiskey producer The Irishman Brands has declined to comment on reports it is in talks to sell a minority stake to Italian drinks firm Illva Saronno to help fund its expansion.
24 May 2013
Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's spirits brands. Here's a look at the top ten, along with the methodology used to draw up 'The Power 100'.
16 May 2011
Illva Saronno has switched distribution of its Disaronno and Tia Maria liqueur brands in Australia to Suntory.
4 October 2010
Illva Saronno has signed a deal for Monarq Group to distribute its brands, including Disaronno and Tia Maria, in the Caribbean.
27 April 2010
Italian liqueur Disaronno will receive its first summer marketing campaign in the UK as distributor First Drinks looks to broaden the brand's appeal.
22 December 2009
Like the other sectors of our industry, the economy cast a shadow over the spirits category in 2009. The aftershocks of the downturn spread around the world, with Scotland appearing to be the epicentre. Olly Wehring looks at the last 12 months for Diageo, Pernod Ricard et al.
11 December 2009
Bacardi has secured the distribution contract for Tia Maria in the US after signing a deal with the coffee liqueur brand's new owner, Illva Saronno.
3 November 2009
First Drinks has announced a GBP2m (US$3.3m) Christmas push for Illva Saronno's Disaronno liqueur brand in the UK.
10 September 2009
First Drinks has signed a deal for the UK distribution rights for Tia Maria.
27 July 2009
Pernod Ricard has continued its divestment programme with the sell-off of its Tia Maria liqueur brand to Illva Saronno.
1 June 2009
Italian liqueur Disaronno is to benefit from a GBP5m (US$8.2m) marketing drive in the UK, distributor firm First Drinks Brands has said.
4 November 2008
Italian liqueur Disaronno, distributed in the UK by First Drinks Brands, is looking to boost its sales growth across the on- and off-trade with a Christmas TV campaign.
17 June 2008
First Drinks Brands, which distributes Disaronno in the UK, is planning a raft of marketing initiatives for the liqueur brand this summer, with the particular aim of further driving sales among fashion-conscious young women.
16 April 2008
Bacardi USA has renewed its contract with Illva Saronno for American distribution rights to Disaronno Originale.
20 November 2007
First Drinks Brands is rolling out a television advertising campaign for Italian Amaretto brand Disaronno over the coming months to drive UK sales.
15 February 2007
Amaretto brand Disaronno has toasted its most successful trading year to date in the UK.
3 October 2006
First Drinks Brands is rolling out a GBP1.5m TV advertising campaign for Italian Amaretto brand Disaronno over the coming months to drive UK sales.
3 June 2004
Bacardi USA, a unit of Bermuda-based Bacardi, said US depletions reached an all-time high of more than 8.2m cases in 2003, led by its signature line of rums.
8 April 2004
First Drinks' Italian Amaretto liqueur brand Disaronno has signed a seven-figure deal with UK broadcaster BSkyB to become the exclusive sponsor of Sky One's new US drama hit Las Vegas.
16 July 2001
No one can deny the slow but sure liberalisation spirits advertising has been party to over the last five years. But with the war on tobacco almost won, attention will return to drinks industry regulations. Chris Brook-Carter reviews a report by analyst Datamonitor who argues that media support is the key to winning the PR war.