Solerno, the maker of Amaretto, the brand’s famous liqueurs, has announced it is ending its operations in the United States.
“While we are sad to announce that we are ending our operations in North America, we have been very committed to serving our customers, both domestically and globally, since day one,” the company said in a statement.
The news comes just two months after the company announced that it was suspending operations in California and Massachusetts due to budget cuts. “
Our goal is to focus on our strategic partners and customers in the U.S., with the focus of expanding our portfolio of flavors, including Solerno liquors.”
The news comes just two months after the company announced that it was suspending operations in California and Massachusetts due to budget cuts.
In a statement, Solerno said that “while this is an extremely difficult time for all of us, we are confident that we will be able to turn this around with the right resources and a strategic plan.”
Solerno’s move comes as the brand has been under fire over safety concerns over its ingredient list, which includes the flavoring ingredients menthol, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
The brand’s website has also been under scrutiny, as some customers have accused the company of using the names of “deaths” in its products.
Solerno is one of the most well-known and beloved spirits in the world, but has been criticized for its high levels of sugar and additives.
In April, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, citing “significant loss of revenue.”