Jan. 6, 2012
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. 28, 2011
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.
Nov. 3, 2011
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
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.
Oct. 26, 2011
Spain has doubled its olive oil exports in the last decade and now sends 60 percent of its production abroad, according to figures released by the trade association Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español.
Oct. 24, 2011
Proposals include limiting the subsidies large farms can receive, and allocating a fixed amount per hectare rather than according to the production history -- a change that would see France and Spain lose the most, according to reports.
Oct. 11, 2011
The world produced just over 3 million tons of olive oil in the 2010/11 harvest season, according to preliminary estimates released today in the International Olive Council's September Market Summary.
Oct. 10, 2011
In an interview with Spain's El Economista, Acesur CEO Gonzalo Guillén spoke frankly of Spain's olive oil image problem and his company's plans for international expansion.
Oct. 5, 2011
The inquiry started last November after analyses of 24 batches of cheap olive oil on sale in Jaén and Córdoba found the contents of some were inferior to that shown on the label.
Sep. 29, 2011
The European Commission announced today that it will provide private storage aid enabling up to 100,000 tons of Spanish virgin olive oil to be stored for six months.
Sep. 28, 2011
Olive oil producers need to adapt production to reflect the reality of worldwide demand – or face further losses, warns International Olive Council's deputy director Ammir Assabah.
Sep. 27, 2011
The co-op sold one million kilos of olive oil in 2010 making it the top-selling certified ecological producer, according to Andalusia's organic farming trade group.
Sep. 19, 2011
The average price for virgin olive oil is now so low in Spain that the European Commission has no choice but to subsidize storage until the market improves, the Spanish government and olive oil producers said today.
Sep. 18, 2011
Spanish prosecutors are seeking nine years jail and fines of 8,760 euros ($12,000) each for three Andalusian businessmen accused of olive oil fraud and deceptive advertising.
Sep. 6, 2011
Sales of packaged organic olive oil from Andalusia grew nearly 30 percent in 2010, almost equaling that of the region's bulk olive oil sales.
Aug. 27, 2011
The Jaén provincial government will have its own stand at the fair, which aims to promote the tourism, handicraft, livestock and agri-food industries.