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May. 19, 2011

Aguilera: Use Origins to Inform Consumers, Lift Prices

The regional government says that differentiation via denominations of origin, would help consumers make informed choices in the supermarket.

May. 12, 2011

Expoliva Kicks Off in Jaén

Andalusian president José Antonio Griñán urged olive oil producers to put greater emphasis on olive oil quality, while MARM director Isabel Bombal called for the IOC to add members.

May. 10, 2011

Olivier Baussan's Première Pression

The entrepreneur's newest project is a chain of olive oil shops emphasizing education and transparency.

Mar. 29, 2011

Thousands to Welcome Cioloş in Cordoba Friday with Calls for Storage Aid

10,000 people will gather in Cordoba Friday during a visit by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş to call for the immediate provision of private storage aid for olive oil.

Mar. 22, 2011

Spain Pulls Ahead in Olive Oil Sales to China

The battle for dominance within China’s olive oil market is still very much underway but Spanish producers are now said to be pushing ahead.

Mar. 18, 2011

Commissioner Says He Will Analyze Spain's Call for Private Storage Aid

European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş said he would closely examine Spain's case but reiterated he saw no proof of a "serious market disturbance" requiring bulk storage payments.

Mar. 14, 2011

Spanish Wholesalers: Don't Blame Us for the Olive Oil Crisis

The average Spanish consumer knows the price of olive oil per liter much like people elsewhere know the price of milk and gasoline, causing stores to use it as bait.

Mar. 13, 2011

Italian Police Seize Spanish Olive Oil

Police made the decision to impound 54,000 liters of olive oil en route from Spain Friday after discovering that it was being falsely passed off as Italian.

Mar. 3, 2011

Spain's Farmers Call for a Clamp-Down on Olive Oil Price Abuses

A form of “commercial terrorism" is being committed by distributors taking advantage of their dominant market position, according to Spain's association of small farmers.

Feb. 28, 2011

Deodorized Olive Oil Back in the Spotlight

Florence prosecutors have seized paperwork and samples as part of an investigation into the possible falsification of olive oil transport documents by large packagers including Grupo SOS.

Feb. 24, 2011

Italian Olive Oil Raises Profile in India

Italian olive oil will be presented to Indian journalists, chefs, restaurateurs and buyers by UNAPROL, the organization of Italian producers.

Feb. 23, 2011

European Commission Rejects Private Storage of Olive Oil

The European Commission says the bargaining clout of large-scale distributors is at the root of Spain's olive oil price plunge — not a market disturbance.

Feb. 22, 2011

ZZTK: Advancing Turkish Olive Oil Abroad

Turkey's Promotional Committee for Olive and Olive Oil will attend a number of events in 2011 to promote Turkish olive oil to developing markets around the world.

Feb. 16, 2011

Olive Oil Prices in Spain "Unsustainable"

Olive oil is on shaky ground in Spain as growers and producers demonstrate over record lows in olive oil prices and three consecutive years of selling below cost.

Feb. 9, 2011

Italian Olive Oil Sales Up in Latest Report

In numbers released by the Italian olive oil packagers association ASSITOL, domestic and export sales of Italian olive oil increased sharply over a year ago.

Feb. 7, 2011

Promoting (Real) Greek Food to Culinary Tourists

Industry experts, journalists, and chefs from around the world gathered in Athens to discuss the importance of food and gastronomy in Greek tourism.

Jan. 31, 2011

China Lightens Spanish Olive Oil Stock with $9 Million Order

Chinese vice premier Li Keqiang‘s visit to Spain resulted in a $7.5 billion trade agreement that includes a nine million dollar purchase of Spanish olive oil stock.

Jan. 30, 2011

Panagiotis Karantonis: Greek Olive Oil Must Build On Quality

“If we are talking about a price oriented market, Greece wouldn’t have a chance. That means pushing through, with a national effort, a well-implemented plan."

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