Business With Rising Olive Oil Prices, Concerns of Falling Consumption The retail prices of popular Spanish olive oil brands Carbonell and Koipe have shot up this month by as much as one euro ($1.30). Trade Commission Investigates Olive Oil Industry ‘Competitiveness’ The global competitiveness of the U.S. commercial olive oil industry will be the subject of a U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) investigation. Terra Creta Organizes Conference Visitors from 14 countries and 50 local farmers have signed up for the Terra Creta olive oil conference held in Hania, Crete, next week. Suspected Fraud Hits Major Israeli Supermarkets Government officials raided two factories in northern Israel, pressuring Ramy Levi and Home Center to recall thousands of olive oil products allegedly containing lamp oil. Crisis Spawns Investments in Olive Groves As young people in Greece turn to their family properties, olive groves are suddenly considered a secure investment. Italy’s Nicola Pantaleo Buys Stake in Indian Olive Oil Company The deal gives the Italian olive oil producer a 27 percent stake in India's leading distributor, Dalmia Continental. Eurozone in Crisis, Olive Oil Marketers Shift Targets At a time when purchasing power of Europeans is shrinking. Olive oil producers here will need to do more than just brand-building. Indian State of Punjab Gears up for Olive Cultivation India’s leading agricultural state has received an official go-ahead to introduce olive cultivation across the state in a planned manner. Group Wants Bank Support for Greek Olive Oil Exports The Hellenic Commerce Confederation suggested two ways to boost and sustain olive oil exports, both of which rely on ailing banks Rising Olive Oil Prices Keep Market Guessing When and how rising wholesale prices for Spanish olive oil will impact on consumers are burning questions as the climb continues. Indian Pomace Oil Brand Responds to Complaint on Health Claims Dalmia Global, marketer of the Leonardo brand of olive pomace oil, responded to complaints of making false health claims in its advertising. Looking to Sell Olive Oil in Japan? Use Small Bottles Sell your oil in small bottles and stress the health benefits. Those are among tips from Spain’s Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX) for companies seeking a slice of the world’s third biggest economy. © 2015 Olive Oil Times. All Rights Reserved.