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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.

Sep. 22, 2010

Soaring Generic Olive Oil Sales Worry Producers

Sales of private label olive oil brands are growing at a rate that is “truly spectacular, stunning and unprecedented” in Europe, now controlling up to 60-80% of the market share, according to producers.

Sep. 13, 2010

Biggest Season Ever for Spanish Olive Oil, Farmers Unimpressed

Sales of Spanish olive oil set new highs, but hold the celebration. Prices stayed below production costs for the second consecutive season.

Sep. 8, 2010

Aid for Andalusian Olive Farmers Battling Fruit Fly

One of the olive grove’s worst enemies, the insect could cause millions of euros of losses if not combated before the next harvest, which begins in December.

Aug. 30, 2010

Spanish Olive Oil Exports to the U.S. Showing Strong Gains

Spanish exports of olive oil to the United States have increased by 17% in the first half of the year, the result of economic circumstances and sustained marketing efforts.

Aug. 28, 2010

Spanish Co. Fills Pillows with Recycled Olive Pits

Olive pits and charcoal help with breathing while contouring to the head and neck and activating more than 40 acupuncture points, the company claims.

Aug. 26, 2010

Q&A with Hidamet Asa, Chairman of Turkish Olive Giant Marmarabirlik

Claiming to be the world's largest producer of olives, Marmarabirlik sets its sights on new markets with an ever-expanding range of products.

Aug. 24, 2010

Community in Spain Collects Used Olive Oil to Make Soap

An innovative program seeks to reuse the leftover quantities of various oils used in Spanish cooking and convert them to soap and other useful purposes.

Aug. 18, 2010

Andalucía Shores Up Olive Oil Cooperatives with 4.38M Euros

The Andalucían regional government handed out incentives to a number of Spanish cooperatives in an effort to transform and strengthen southern Spain’s olive oil sector.

Aug. 16, 2010

New Eco-Friendly Olive Oil Mill in Lleida

The new highly-advanced mega-mill can function without interruption and has the capacity to process around 350,000 kilos of olives daily to produce 2 million kilos of olive oil per year.

Aug. 12, 2010

Andalucían Olive Oil Producer Courts Booming Chinese Market

The Andalucían ministry hopes to facilitate the introduction of Spanish olive oil brands that have yet to penetrate the Chinese market as well as consolidate the position of existing brands there.

Aug. 4, 2010

La Rioja Claims its EVOO is "Healthier"

The study is part of an effort by Spanish local and national governments during a time where newly emerging olive oil producing nations threaten Spain's dominance of the world market.

Jul. 31, 2010

AEMO Report: Traditional Olive Oil Cultivation No Longer Profitable

The report offers data from a number of industry experts to conclude that the rising costs of olive oil production are higher than the market prices.

Jul. 26, 2010

An Increase in the Trading of Olive Oil Futures

The trading of olive oil futures on the Spanish MFAO exchange market rose 54%.

Jul. 23, 2010

Spain's AAO Makes 1,030 Inspections For Yearly Report

The Olive Oil Agency (AAO), made the inspections to verify industry information regarding olive oil production for its yearly management report.

Jul. 16, 2010

Adviser Urges Spanish Olive Oil Industry to Make Advances

The urging came at a forum to analyze the current situation in Spain’s olive oil sector and search for new ways to make Spanish olive oil more competitive internationally.

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