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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.

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."

Jan. 30, 2011

Plan to Boost Olive Oil from Jaén

Economic leaders in Spain’s Jaén province have announced a set of initiatives that they hope will further strengthen the region’s huge olive oil industry.

Jan. 24, 2011

Turkey's Bilici Group, Italian Partner to Produce Olive Oil

Tamer Bilici said, “We have gone to Italy and completed our talks with Italian officials. We plan to put the facility into operation using high technology.”

Jan. 19, 2011

Greek Olive Oil Gains Ground in Bulgaria

A report from the Athens News Agency shows that olive oil exports from Greece to its Balkan neighbor have increased fourfold over the last four years.

Jan. 12, 2011

Spanish Olive Oil Giant Grupo SOS Announces New Financial Strategy

With a successful refinancing and an injection of around 600 million euros, the company has announced a strategic plan to distribute dividends to investors within the next two and a half years.

Jan. 10, 2011

Spain's LA Organic Targets Colombia

The move into the Colombian market follows reports that find consumers there becoming more aware of the benefits of olive oil amid a growing demand for gourmet products.

Jan. 6, 2011

Spain Olive Oil Giant Hojiblanca Gets 3,000 Ton Order from China Co.

The deal marks a major breakthrough for the world's largest olive oil company, which seemed to be failing so far to capitalize on the huge emerging market.

Dec. 5, 2010

El País: The "Olive Oil Con"

The consolidation in the bottling industry is to blame for the critical imbalance in the value chain of Spain's olive oil industry, the Spanish newspaper reported today.

Nov. 23, 2010

Tests Find Higher Alkyl Ester Levels in Supermarket Olive Oils

Under new European rules expected to go into effect next year, one third of the supermarket oils tested by ARPAM would not be considered extra virgin.

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