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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.

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.

Nov. 18, 2010

Not Your "Run of the Mill" Olive Oil Tour

Lara Camozzo tours the midieval birthplace of a famous conspiracy and gets an estate producer's take on modern-day collusion in the Italian olive oil industry.

Nov. 4, 2010

In Spain, a Move to Ban Refillable Olive Oil Bottles in Restaurants

The initiative, defended by Socialist deputy Alejandro Alonso, looks to eradicate the dangers of “anonymous serving bottles” which he claims, “greatly degrade the image of olive oil."

Nov. 1, 2010

Paris Food Show Calls Olive Oils Marketed for Children "Innovative"

SIAL, the biannual food industry marketplace, highlighted three extra virgin olive oil products geared towards children among their "Trends and Innovations" selections.

Oct. 26, 2010

Recipe Contest in Brazil Promotes Spanish Olive Oil

The campaign to promote Spanish olive oil throughout Brazil is seen as a key strategic move to woo the consumer base of a country yet to be dominated by a single olive oil provider.

Oct. 26, 2010

Production in Italy Below Average as Subsidized Farmers Hold Back

Last winter’s large amount of rain helped growers in the south and central regions but hurt northern farms, while some farmers chose not to harvest at all.

Oct. 21, 2010

Spanish Farmers Threaten to Scrap Harvest Unless Government Acts

Many Spanish farmers have calculated that collecting the 2010/11 harvest would cost them more than what they would gain from withholding their products from the market.

Sep. 29, 2010

Spain's Bogaris Seeks Olive Groves in the U.S. and Chile

The diversified group of real estate, energy and agribusiness companies with headquarters in Seville, Spain predicts new acquisitions of olive plantations in Chile and the U.S. by 2012.

Sep. 28, 2010

In Italy, Spanish Olive Oil Prices Too Good to Pass Up

Italians are buying a lot of Spanish olive oil these days. Historically low prices have pushed Spanish exports to its trans-alpine rival up 19% according to recent data.

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