Following its recent re-launch in the UK, SABMiller has introduced its Italian lager brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro to the Romanian market.

Through its local subsidiary Compania de Bere România (CBR), Peroni Nastro Azzurro has been available in the market since the beginning of April.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro will be supported by a marketing campaign featuring similar advertising materials to those used in the recent re-launch of the brand in the UK. In Romania, Peroni Nastro Azzurro will be aimed primarily at the on-trade market where it will be positioned in the super-premium category.

Chris Taylor, SABMiller's international brand manager, said: "Peroni Nastro Azzurro will be the only Italian beer on the Romanian market and our market research indicates that Romanians recognise the brand's hallmark characteristics of Italian spirit and effortless style. We are tremendously excited by its potential."