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Feb. 21, 2017

Provenance Branding Seen as Key to Protecting Australian Olive Oil Exports

With counterfeiting and quality issues a constant problem for Australian food brands, some experts believe that provenance branding is the key to safeguarding quality.

Jan. 24, 2017

Could Drones Be the Next Big Thing for the Australian Olive Industry?

With legislation making drone ownership easier and more affordable, many farmers are could find a more effective means of crop monitoring and maintenance.

Jan. 19, 2017

Why the Next Three Months Could Decide the Future for Western Australia Farmers

Wet conditions in 2016 led to smaller than average olive crops for Western Australian farmers. With the next three months a critical period, many are hoping for better outcomes, but remain at risk due to lack of insurance.

Jun. 8, 2016

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.

Dec. 15, 2015

Paul Miller Steps Down as President of Australian Olive Association

After 14 years as the AOA leader, Miller moves on to expand his work internationally.

Aug. 3, 2015

McGavin Vents to Morning Herald

Cobram Estate's Rob McGavin shared his frustrations over the difficulties in expanding to markets he said sorely need his award-winning olive oils.

Jun. 10, 2014

Australian Tycoon Backs Boundary Bend's Expansion to U.S.

Chris Corrigan is believed to be fronting about half of the $10 million to launch Boundary Bend products and research efforts in the States.

Feb. 20, 2014

Gold Medal Massage

While olive oil is not yet commonly used in the massage and spa industry, there is a growing trend towards this health-giving alternative.

Dec. 9, 2013

Importers Accuse Australian Group of Making False Claims

The Australian Olive Association has launched a "buy Aussie" campaign, which one group calls misleading.

Jul. 11, 2013

An Olive Harvest Festival in New Zealand

In Martinborough, New Zealand's an olive-themed harvest festival gave guests a tree-to-table experience.

Jun. 4, 2013

Australian Company Fined for Deceptive Olive Oil Labeling

MOI International sold a product labeled '100% Olive Oil' with small print on the package indicating it was mostly canola.

Dec. 7, 2012

Pop-up Olive Grove in Sydney

Australian Masterchef contestant Justine Schofield took to the stove to cook up a Spanish style feast for the people of Sydney.

Nov. 5, 2012

Australian Supermarket Adopts Standard, but Only for Private Label

Coles said it will phase out house branded olive oils that do not adhere to the standard by the end of this year. Local producers want more.

Oct. 17, 2012

Chinese Investors Purchase Australia's Kailis Organic Olive Oil

The investors paid AUD$15 million for the company started in 2001 by Mark Kailis, son of the Red Rooster fast food chain founder.

May. 30, 2012

Extra Virgin Vigilance in Australia

Australia’s consumer watchdog has fined a local olive oil producer for alleged mislabelling and promises more action on fake extra virgin olive oils.

Jan. 27, 2012

New Standards Getting Traction in Australia

Reports that many olive oils on the shelves in South Australia were adulterated with sunflower, canola and even lampante oil has put the spotlight on a new standard's usefulness in protecting consumer confidence and safety.

Jan. 24, 2012

Woolworths Agrees to Offer Kailis Organic Olive Oil Under Private Label

Woolworths has agreed stock the failed company's olive oil as part of its "Macro Wholefoods Market" range.

Nov. 23, 2011

Administrators Take Control of Failed Olive Oil Producer Kailis Organic

The Perth company, led by Mark Kailis of Western Australia’s dynastic Kailis family, failed to raise enough working capital to maintain operations after suffering major losses this year.

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