Add France to Growing List of Poor Harvests
The olive fly enjoyed a mild winter in Provence this year, devastating crops and the region's prized olive oils.
Umbrian Leaders Seek Action for ‘Huge Damages’ to Region’s Growers
Umbria's olive oil production will suffer a dramatic loss, that in some areas could reach 80 percent.
Spanish Scientists Awarded for Research on Olive Cultivation
Mercedes Campos and Mario Porcel were awarded the €5,000 prize at the second Scientific Research in Olives and Olive Oil Awards.
Routine Meeting on Crete Turns Out To Be No ‘Big Deal’
A routine meeting on Crete last week has set off a flurry of reports of a major agreement that the meeting participants say never happened.
Costco Reportedly Inks Deal with Greek Producer
Costco representatives and U.S. distributor Tassos Chronopoulos made a deal with Cretan olive oil producer Botzakis, S.A.
Italy Adopts EU Provisions on Non-Refillable Bottles
The new legislation, Quality and Transparency of the Supply Chain of Olive Oils, formally adopts new rules for olive oil labeling and packaging.
Italian Growers Sidelined While Dante Project Gets Public Funding
A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.
Dcoop Acquires Cargill’s Share of Mercaoleo
The Spanish cooperative purchased Cargill's half of a joint venture that began in 2007, taking control of Mercaoleo's huge bottling plant.
Retailer Gets His Day in ‘Shark Tank’
A Midwestern olive oil specialty retailer will pitch his business on the popular American television show tonight at 9:00 PM (EST).
Ruinous Floods in Liguria Add to Poor Outlook for Italian Production
Damaging floods in Liguria are adding to a rough year for Italian olive oil farmers, resulting in a drop in production and rising prices.
Farmers Denounce Yet Another Sale of ‘Made In Italy’
At a time when disappointments seem to pile on top one another, some here ponder the repercussions of another foreign ownership of a marquis Italian brand.
Groups Work to Improve Viability of Table Olives in Andalusia
Agricultural organizations and Spain's Ministry of Agriculture are working to create a working plan to improve the struggling sector.