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Mar. 5, 2012

Back in Black, Deoleo Plans Expansion

Spanish food giant Deoleo - owner of olive oil brands Carbonell, Bertolli, Carapelli, Koipe and Sasso - is back in the black and planning to double its size via growth in emerging markets and new products in old ones.

Mar. 2, 2012

Andalusia Leads European Forum of Olive Regions

Andalusian Agriculture Minister, Clara Aguilera, announced a meeting on March 7th in Brussels, of a "European Forum of Olive Regions," an initiative promoted by Andalusia and signed by 13 European production areas.

Feb. 29, 2012

Spanish Producers Call Moroccan Olive Oil Trade Deal a 'Disaster'

Moroccan olive oil producers say Spain should not be so afraid of a wider EU-Morocco free trade deal - at least for now - because the US market is their main target.

Feb. 6, 2012

Spain's Agriculture Minister Pledges 'Full Support' to Interprofessional

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment met with representatives of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional to discuss the industry

Feb. 2, 2012

Europe Reviews Olive Oil Quality Benchmark

Commissioner Dacian Cioloş announced a review in response to a call by Italian parliament members for the alkyl esters parameter for EVOO to be lowered.

Feb. 1, 2012

Council Offers Grants for Olive Oil Promotion in Member Countries

The International Olive Council has called for applications for grants to co-fund activities promoting olive oil and table olives in its member countries.

Jan. 22, 2012

Spain Looks for Solutions on Olive Oil Prices, Quality

Spain is pushing for European Commission aid to bulk store extra virgin olive oil until its price improves and is debating other measures to improve quality and sustain the ailing sector.

Jan. 8, 2012

Unaprol President Urges Europe to Lower Alkyl Ester Limits

Italy's consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims.

Jan. 6, 2012

Olive Oil Prices in Spain Extend Historic Lows at Year-End

Falling prices, decreased production and poor sales have left Spain's olive oil sector in a state of disarray, though government is working to develop reparative initiatives.

Dec. 30, 2011

More Claims of 'Made in Italy' Labeling Lies

China is scrutinizing olive oil arriving from Italy while Spain raises fears of wider market manipulation in the wake of new claims of fraud involving Italian olive oil.

Dec. 28, 2011

Greeks Turn to Lower Quality Olive Oil During Crisis

During the current financial crisis, demand for first quality standardized olive oil has declined in Greece. The explanation relies in the cuts to wages and the limitation of household resources in general.

Dec. 19, 2011

Spanish Eating More Butter, Less Olive Oil

Butter consumption is increasing in Spain as people tighten belts and eat breakfast at home, instead of cafes. Meanwhile, sales of vegetable oils, particularly olive and sunflower oil, have fallen.

Dec. 14, 2011

Global Olive Oil Consumption Forecast to Climb, Led by U.S., China, Brazil

World olive oil consumption will climb 3.2 percent in 2011/12, according to the Olive Council’s November newsletter.

Dec. 13, 2011

Study of Greek Olive Oil Sector Urges Producers to 'Standardize'

A new study finds weaknesses in the Greek olive oil industry and suggests ways to overcome the problems by achieving economies of scale.

Dec. 7, 2011

Córdoba Leading in Use and Production of Olive Biomass

Byproducts of olive oil production have made the Córdoba province Spain’s leader in biomass energy production and innovation. Material from the olive oil sector, including pomace and prunings, is Spain's most used biomass source.

Nov. 13, 2011

Still Lower Prices, Black Olives for Breakfast in Latest IOC Data

Worldwide trade in olive oil is up 10 percent on last year - an increase of 120,222 tons, according to figures just released by the International Olive Council.

Nov. 3, 2011

'No Financial Difficulties' For Spanish Olive Oil Giant Hojiblanca, CEO Says

Hojiblanca plans to double its turnover to €1 billion in five years. Antonio Luque, former farmer and now Hojiblanca’s managing director, vowed to “keep on growing.”

Nov. 2, 2011

Gruppo Pieralisi Powers World's Largest Olive Oil Mill in Jaén

The mill is owned by the 1,673 members of the FAECA Cooperative and, with the 12 lines working around the clock, can process 2,500 tons of olive oil every day.

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