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Ramirez launches natural canned salmon

Ramirez & Cª (Filhos), SA, the world’s oldest running canning industry, innovates again and this month presented to the market a new benchmark, natural salmon, which strengthens its products portfolio in the ‘healthy food’ segment, signature the brand adopted more than 20 years ago.

‘Ramirez is a staunch supporter of the Mediterranean diet, which focuses on fish and its nutritional benefits, so we constantly seek to strengthen and diversify our offer with innovative healthy eating proposals. In the last year, we launched TunaFunctional, a functional tuna that nutritionists no longer dispense with in their prescriptions, but also several references in the bio segment. Salmon thus appears to be a dual natural option. It is preserved in its natural state, in water and salt. And it naturally preserves our brand strategy,’ claims Manuel Ramirez, director.

This new benchmark from Ramirez, which produces more than 200 different canned products, reflects the brand’s attention to trends in consumption habits, which increasingly focus on health, the appropriate serving, the speed of preparation, and convenience.

‘Canned salmon is one of the most sought-after references at European level and Ramirez is therefore in line with the wishes of Portuguese consumers, who now have a high-quality solution,’ explains Manuel Ramirez.

The Ramirez natural canned Salmon is produced from the Salmo salar species, captured in Norway, and is marketed in servings, skinned and boneless.



Ramirez launches tuna functional canning

Ramirez launched, this month, the innovative Tuna Functional®, a scientifically tested tuna “super-canning”, which favours the strengthening of the immunity system, health preservation and wellbeing.

“Enriched with omega-3 fatty acids which are essential to the body, Tuna Functional® is effective in providing the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA), which benefit the metabolic functions, such as blood pressure regulation and normal heart activity. These bioactive composts also have an essential role in promoting normal brain function and keeping a normal vision capacity”, explains Débora Mota Teixeira, nutritionist from the Ramirez Nutritional Centre (CENUTRA).

Developed by the Ramirez Nutritional Centre (CENUTRA), Tuna Functional® was scientifically tested with the collaboration of the Faculty of Biotechnology of Universidade Católica (ESB) and the Centre for Research in Health Technologies and Services (CINTESIS), at the Faculty of Medicine of Porto University (FMUP).

Product: Tuna Functional®

Tasteful games

Tasteful games

From February 21st to 25th

Canned Ramirez tuna are at fancy prices!
Online discounts for purchases over 25 €, in packs of 5 units of oil, natural tuna or olive oil.

Natural tuna (Pack of 5 units) – Before € 7.45 / Now € 5.41
Tuna in oil (Pack of 5 units) – Before € 7.45 / Now € 5.41
Tuna in olive oil (Pack of 5 units) – Before € 7.95 / Now € 5.98

On the marked values, also benefit from an additional 15% discount, with the promotional code “ramirez15”.

With us, even at Carnival, there are only games of good taste!

Ramirez supports edition of a book on Portuguese tile culture

The book “Watercolours of the Tile Panels of the Municipal Library of Porto and its History”, by the artist Filipe Mariares, is a singular work, edited with the support of the City Council of Porto and Ramirez & C (Filhos). SA, which reproduces, for the first time in watercolour, the iconographic and identity tile heritage of that space.

“Ramirez is proudly Portuguese and greatly values the history and all the cultural manifestations that shape our identity. The tile panels are a cultural manifestation that the Portuguese have globalized and were even used to record emblematic episodes of our history. We therefore have a special pleasure in contributing to the dissemination of this heritage,” explains Manuel Ramirez, administrator.

This bilingual work gives another look at the tile collection of the Municipal Public Library of Porto, whose panels have the peculiarity of not having been designed there, but tell the story of the monument that for several decades has housed this space of reading and encyclopaedic knowledge.

About the author
Filipe Mariares began his artistic activity influenced by his mother, drawing and painting small watercolours. After a few years as a self-taught artist and growing interest and activity, he attended an oil technical course in London at the Heatherley School of Fine Arts, where he deepened his knowledge. He is currently attending the last year of the degree of Plastic Arts/Sculpture Branch, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.

Ramirez enters the souvenir market

“Terras de Portugal” is a city-merchandising project.

The cities of Porto and Lisbon are the first two themes of a special edition of Ramirez’s traditional tuna in vegetable oil, produced under its city-merchandising project called “Terras de Portugal”. This project represents the entry of the brand in the souvenir market and aims to strengthen its presence in the tourism segment.

The cans display illustrations of architectural icons and historical symbols of the two cities by Sergio Remondes, the artist who also had designed the Ramirez’s 160th anniversary can in 2013.

In this first phase, one million cans of the two references were produced and, in addition to its usual distribution channels, Ramirez is already negotiating with several souvenir distributors and is available to study the challenges of other cities with special city-merchandising projects.

Ramirez is also preparing a special edition dedicated to the PALOP (Portuguese-speaking African countries).

Tuna fillets, a product to the taste of memory

A unique product, revivalist and of exceptional quality, the tuna fillets in oil, which Ramirez now re-launches, reflect the care and delicacy of the original production. One by one, they are placed by hand in a can that also recovers the presentation of the nineteenth century. In taste and presentation, this is a product to the taste of memory…

In the cannery universe, Ramirez is as close as one can be today to a ‘journey’ through parallel temporal realities. At Ramirez, the past, the present and the future harmonize every day! With fans since the 19th century, Ramirez wants to be present in the most delicious moments of life…

RAMIREZ collaborates in the first worldwide issue of stamps inside tin cans

The first Portuguese stamp (Queen Maria II) was launched in 1853, precisely in the year Ramirez & Cª (Filhos), SA was founded. The coincidence motivated CTT – Correios de Portugal (the Portuguese Post Office), who wanted to pay tribute to the canning industry, to challenge Ramirez for a partnership in the production of the first worldwide issue of stamps inside tin cans, already on sale in CTT stores.

‘This collaboration with CTT represents a double tribute to the canning industry. In addition to the collection of stamps that evokes the history of the canning industry, they are packaged and marketed inside a tin can, which we were proud to produce,’ explains Manuel Ramirez, Chairman of the Board.

Using tin cans and its crimping technology to pack other products, besides sardines, mackerel or tuna, is no longer a novelty for Ramirez. The launching of the Portuguese telecommunications operator WTF was made using the marketing of mobile phone cards inside tin cans. Regularly, at the request of a customer, Ramirez also packs and crimps cans filled with… chocolate sardines.

‘These are exceptional situations. On the one hand, they impose constraints on regular production and special care must be taken, such as minimizing the presence of water and other liquids. On the other hand, it is always a pride for a company on the way to its bicentenary as Ramirez to have partners like the CTT, about to celebrate 500 years and whose origins go back to the reign of King Manuel I,’ says Manuel Ramirez.

For this special issue, 50 thousand specially screened cans with six stamps each were produced. The can and the stamps refer to the past success of the canning industry, recovering in photos and icons the manufacturing processes of yesteryear. The six stamps, whose face value varies between € 0.47 and € 1, have a circulation of 125,000 copies each. With a format of 30.6 X 80 mm, the stamps and the can were designed by the Porto designer Fernando Pendão.

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Ramirez supports the triathlon in Matosinhos

On 13 and 14 May, with the support of Ramirez, Matosinhos was the capital of the triathlon. The Triathlon Team of the São Mamede Academic Association together with the Municipality of Matosinhos and the the Triathlon Federation of Portugal organized the first edition of the Triathlon – Sea of Sport..

That weekend, the city welcomed and saw local and Spanish professional and amateur athletes and lovers of the sport compete in its waters and streets. On the day before the race, the Ramirez canned products gave energy and good disposition to the athletes and their entourage.

President of the Republic visited Ramirez at SISAB 2017

On the first day of SISAB Portugal 2017, the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, visited the Ramirez stand and made a point of praising the brand’s longevity and dynamism, as well as highlighting the strategic importance of the world’s largest fair of Portuguese food products for export, which took place from 6 to 8 March.

In the Meo Arena in Lisbon, 1,700 importers from 110 countries and 500 national companies were present in the most participated edition ever of an event created in 1995 and already with 22 editions. Ramirez is proud to contribute to the success of the agri-food sector which, in 2016, even surpassed tourism, grew above the rest of the Portuguese economy and sees its export volume also growing at a good pace.

Ramirez inspires food professionals at SIAL Paris

From 16 to 20 October 2016, Ramirez was once again present at SIAL Paris and inspired many food professionals, either because of the diversity of its offer, which includes unique canned fish, or through several of its centennial brands.

At the 27th edition of this event of world reference for agribusiness, the oldest fish canning industry in operation in the world showed that its offer dictates trends in the canned fish sector and prepares responses to the food challenges of tomorrow.

Created in 1964 in Paris, the SIAL is held every two years and attracts more than 150,000 visitors, not only from the European Union, but also from the rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.