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Nov. 9, 2014

A Growing Appetite for Olive Oil in Korea

Imports of olive oil into South Korea climbed by 50 percent over last year, according to a report by the International Olive Council.

Nov. 7, 2014

Farmers and Police Clash in Turkey Over Clearing of Trees

An uproar over the clearing of ancient olive groves to make way for a new power plant has grown over social media networks.

Nov. 6, 2014

Ayvalık Panel Calls for Investment in Turkey's Olive Sector

A panel at the Ayvalık Olive Harvest Days, discussed the need to invest in olive oil sector in Turkey and join forces with international efforts.

Oct. 27, 2014

Routine Meeting on Crete Turns Out to be No 'Big Deal'

A routine meeting on Crete last week has set off a flurry of reports of a major agreement that the meeting participants say never happened.

Oct. 27, 2014

Costco Reportedly Inks Deal with Greek Producer

Costco representatives and U.S. distributor Tassos Chronopoulos made a deal with Cretan olive oil producer Botzakis, S.A.

Oct. 27, 2014

Italy Adopts EU Provisions on Non-Refillable Bottles

The new legislation, Quality and Transparency of the Supply Chain of Olive Oils, formally adopts new rules for olive oil labeling and packaging.

Oct. 22, 2014

Italian Growers Sidelined While Dante Project Gets Public Funding

A public investment by the Italian Institute for Agro-industrial Development has been criticized by growers who were left out of the deal.

Oct. 21, 2014

Dcoop Acquires Cargill’s Share of Mercaoleo

The Spanish cooperative purchased Cargill's half of a joint venture that began in 2007, taking control of Mercaoleo's huge bottling plant.

Oct. 20, 2014

Retailer Gets His Day in 'Shark Tank'

A Midwestern olive oil specialty retailer will pitch his business on the popular American television show tonight at 9:00 PM (EST).

Oct. 20, 2014

Ruinous Floods in Liguria Add to Poor Outlook for Italian Production

Damaging floods in Liguria are adding to a rough year for Italian olive oil farmers, resulting in a drop in production and rising prices.

Oct. 16, 2014

Farmers Denounce Yet Another Sale of 'Made In Italy'

At a time when disappointments seem to pile on top one another, some here ponder the repercussions of another foreign ownership of a marquis Italian brand.

Oct. 13, 2014

Groups Work to Improve Viability of Table Olives in Andalusia

Agricultural organizations and Spain's Ministry of Agriculture are working to create a working plan to improve the struggling sector.

Oct. 8, 2014

Chinese Co. Buys Majority Stake in Filippo Berio Producer

China's Bright Foods has acquired a majority stake in Italian olive oil producer Salov, maker of the top-selling Filippo Berio brand.

Oct. 8, 2014

Half the Spanish Olive Oil This Year, Twice the Greek as Prices Climb

Spain will see its output drop by half this season, while Greece will double its output, according to latest estimates by the International Olive Council.

Oct. 6, 2014

Deoleo and FINUT Agree to Further Olive Oil Research

The world leader in bottled olive oil has reached an agreement with the Iberoamerican Nutrition Foundation (FINUT) to support innovation.

Oct. 6, 2014

Italian Farmers' Organization Backs Olive Oil Quality Register

Coldiretti Molise has backed new legislation aimed at preventing olive oil adulteration and fraud.

Oct. 6, 2014

Sol D’Oro Southern Edition Recognizes Region’s Top Producers

The Verona-based competition held its first southern edition in the Chilean capital, bringing together producers from South America, South Africa and Australia.

Oct. 2, 2014

Italy Nears Cruet Ban of its Own

Following a similar move in Spain, Italy is on its way to banning oil cruets in restaurants.

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