THINKING-COOKING: Retail range popular at Baltics food show


SIRANE’S Thinking-Cooking retail range went on show at the Baltic Food and Beverage Exhibition which took place in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in mid-November.

Sirane’s distributor for the Baltics, Europola, recently added the Thinking-Cooking concept to offer the ‘best of both worlds’ to consumers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – and just a few months after launching the brand, they took it to the region’s largest food show.

The Thinking-Cooking Lietuva (Lithuania) stand aimed to capitalise on a strong start for the brand - customers of grocery chain Maxima have been buying for many months.

Mark Lingard, Sirane Marketing Manager, said: “Europola have done really well so far in the Baltic States with the Thinking-Cooking plans, and they have high hopes for the future. The Thinking-Cooking Lietuva stand was excellent, and represented the brand very well.

“They are giving the Thinking-Cooking brand plenty of promotion in the region, including advertising on the ice-hockey channel online, promotional videos and blogging. Sales have been going well, and the show has opened up many new potential opportunities.”

Our Thinking-Cooking range has been designed around the needs of busy people, who want quality products and solutions which help them make quick and easy food without sacrificing on the taste and the flavour. In short, they want the best of both worlds…

Jeremy Haydn-Davies, Sirane sales director, said: “Thinking-Cooking is a really interesting product range, and it is great that Europola saw the opportunity to take it to Baltic Food and Beverage Exhibition in the Baltics, where I understand it was very well received.

“These are products that people like to keep in their kitchen for when they need them; products that make a difference, whether it be keeping cleaning and mess to a minimum, making it easier to cook, or even extending the shelf-life of fresh produce. Although there’s regional variations, many of these products would have a place in any kitchen.”

Maxima is already stocking oven/microwave steam-cooking bags, oven/BBQ bags, nylon roasting bags, deli-bags and breathable bags for extending the shelf-life of fresh produce. Europola also has a webshop - - for online sales.

The BBQ/Oven bag is available in packs of three, each bag 220x300mm. Additional sizes are available on request for anyone interested in stocking larger sized bags. The bags are non-stick, making them ideal for fish which would otherwise stick to the bag.

The Steam-Cooking Bag is an oven or microwave cooking bag, which seals in all the juices and flavours and allows healthy eating and fast food to be combined. They can be used for seafood, poultry and vegetables… whether it is steamed fish or asparagus with a flavoured butter, chicken with a glaze or buttered new potatoes, they come out full of flavour.

Nylon Roasting Bags are available in two different sizes – ideal for chickens and turkeys - and will crisp up the bird perfectly, stop it from drying out, and significantly reduce cooking times.

Our Incredible Fruit & Veg Bags are just that – incredible. They allow customers to get many extra days shelf-life on their fresh produce and reduce significantly the amount of fruit and vegetables they are forced to throw away each week. Our Deli-Fresh food bags also offer significant shelf-life extension on items such as cakes, pasties and cold meats.

Jeremy Haydn-Davies added: “Europola has done a fantastic job introducing Thinking-Cooking to the market in the Baltics, and the feedback is very promising. Customers are enjoying using the products and sales are definitely showing an upward trend.

“The experience in the Baltics demonstrates how products like Thinking-Cooking can fit into most markets, and we’d love to hear from people interested in introducing the range into other parts of Europe and indeed further afield – if you’re interested, get in touch.”

We also offer absorbent oven-grill liners, slow-cooker liners and potato-bakers in the UK.

Email if you would like more information on the range. The full range can be seen – and purchased in the UK – from

SOUTH AFRICA: Subtropical fruit packaging on show at regional event

Stacey Loader on Sirane Southern Africa's stand at SubTrop 2017

SIRANE Southern Africa’s team exhibited their range of fruit packaging solutions at Subtrop 2017 – with plenty of interest shown by the region’s subtropical fruit growers.

Around 500 producers attended the show – with feedback for the Sirane team and the sub-tropical fruit packaging products offered to the market overwhelmingly positive.

Stacey Loader, director of Sirane Southern Africa, said: “We’ve had some excellent results in terms of shelf-life extension for sub-tropical fruits using Sirane’s absorbent packaging range – and the symposium was a great opportunity to talk to people in the industry.

“Subtropical fruits – such as papaya, lychees, mangoes and avocadoes – are often exported vast distances – and so shelf-life is a very important factor in the supply chain. Subtropical fruits are popular around the world – but how to get them there fresh?

“Sirane’s absorbent fruit pads, which include ethylene absorbent options and anti-bacterial / anti-microbial options, can make a positive difference to actual shelf-life achieved.

“As a result of the feedback at the show, and the positive conversations we had, we’ll be running further product trials on lychees, mangoes and blueberries – all of which are products which can benefit significantly from packaging which can help to extend shelf-life.”

The Subtrop Marketing Symposium – held at the Ingwenyama Conference and Sport Resort, White River, South Africa - draws growers, packers, processors and exporters in the subtropical fruit and nut industries – and has been growing year on year as a show.

The programme for the day included a broad range of topics, ranging from the economic outlook of the industry to promotion and an insight into the international trade.

For more information on Sirane’s food packaging range, email To contact Sirane Southern Africa, email or call +27 (0)21 556 2949.

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