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Registration Opens for 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Oct. 23, 2019
Olive Oil Times Staff

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Registration has opened for the 2020 edi­tion of the NYIOOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the world’s largest and most pres­ti­gious olive oil qual­ity contest.

Producers, importers and dis­trib­u­tors can enter their extra vir­gin olive oil brands on Producer Tools, the web appli­ca­tion devel­oped by the NYIOOC.

Now in its eighth year, the event is expected to draw up to 1,000 entries from at least two dozen countries.

The brands that are awarded at the NYIOOC join an elite list on the Official Index of the World’s Best Olive Oils, the pop­u­lar web­site where each year mil­lions of vis­i­tors explore oils of the high­est quality.

The Index now fea­tures a retail loca­tor, which helps peo­ple find award-win­ning olive oils in nearby shops. Organizers said the new retail app, offi­cially launched this week, is the next step in the ulti­mate mis­sion of the NYIOOC, which is to help get high-qual­ity olive oils into the kitchens where they deserve to be.

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Winners of the 2019 NYIOOC and retail mer­chants who offer the win­ning oils can log in to the app to iden­tify retail points where the best olive oils can be found. 

Many of the oils are avail­able to buy online via the Best Olive Oils Marketplace, the e‑commerce plat­form devel­oped by NYIOOC where award-win­ners are sold directly by their pro­duc­ers and mer­chants who stock them.

Curtis Cord, the founder and pres­i­dent of the NYIOOC and the pub­lisher of Olive Oil Times said this year’s event will be unlike any before, but added it was too early to share details. We’re exam­in­ing every aspect of the event and think­ing out of the box,” he said. We will be intro­duc­ing major inno­va­tions that will add even more value and com­mer­cial suc­cess for these pro­duc­ers who so deserve to be recognized.”

The 2020 NYIOOC will be held next May.

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