North America

Olive Oil Sommelier

Costco Switches Back to Italian for Private Label

After a one-year test with Greek oils, the world's second largest retailer has returned to Italy for its Kirkland Signature brand, saying it was "what members wanted."

American Trade Group Awarded Research Grant

The funding is part of a $36.5-million provision in the Farm Bill for research to support the country’s specialty crop farmers.
Business

Class Certification Awarded in False Advertising Case Against Filippo Berio

A U.S. District Judge granted class certification to those who bought any brand Filippo Berio olive oil with the exception of their organic olive oil, between May 2010 and June 2015.

New Blight Alarms California Olive Growers

The pathogen Neofabraea has been observed on both Arbosana and Arbequina trees in the Sacramento Valley, Glenn County and San Joaquin.

Master Milling Course Returns to Davis

The program will once again be led by Leandro Ravetti, one of the world’s leading experts in the growing, processing and standards of olive oil.

A New Way for Retailers and Restaurants to Stock the World’s Best Olive Oils

The Best Olive Oils Marketplace, the e-commerce platform for award-winning extra virgin olive oils, is now open to wholesale buyers.
Special Report

Mobile Milling Comes to Texas

The mill-on-wheels can be brought directly to Texas groves, providing farmers and producers with an on-site solution to a very narrow timeline.

Australian Star Knows No Boundaries

Rob McGavin has led Boundary Bend to win over increasingly educated Australian consumers. With his company's expansion to the world's largest market, the odds of finding award-winning Cobram Estate olive oils at a store near you are getting better every day.