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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. 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.

Jul. 14, 2010

Argentina Olive Oil Restrictions Threaten EU-Mercosur Deal

Negotiations seeking a free trade agreement are in danger because of supposed Argentinean restrictions against the entrance of European olive oil imports.

Jul. 12, 2010

In France, Olive Oil Leads Sales But Not Usage

According to fresh figures from government organization FranceAgriMer, olive oil is the second most consumed oil behind sunflower oil at french retailers.

Jul. 8, 2010

New Organic Logo in Europe

The so-called “Euro-Leaf” will now be obligatory on pre-packaged organic food products that have been produced in any of EU Member States and meet the necessary standards.

Jul. 6, 2010

Jean Christophe Novelli Signature EVOO Debuts at Tesco

Britain's largest chain will sell the high-quality Picual EVOO in amphora-shaped bottles signed by the celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli.

Jul. 5, 2010

SEVITEL: Unveiling Greek Olive Oil Abroad

We analyzed the past and know what needs to be done for the future. There is no room for more debate.” Gregory Antoniadis, President of SEVITEL

Jul. 5, 2010

In Wake of Crisis, EU Aid to Olive Oil Producers Has Strings

A proposal to suspend agricultural aid and farm subsidies to countries with excessive deficits in an effort to prevent another debt crisis.

Jul. 5, 2010

Spain Exports Rise 23% Amid Over-Production Fears

Economists expect the 23% increase will help balance the market this season in the face of over-production fears

Jun. 30, 2010

European Olive Oil Sector Courts EU Aid For Ecological Innovation

The European Commission will pledge 35 million Euros to support the most innovative ecological projects undertaken in the food and drink industries.