Asia

India Set to Launch its Own Olive Oil Brand

The Indian state of Rajasthan is set to launch its own brand of olive oil under the name “Raj Olive Oil,” the first Indian olive oil produced within the country.

India’s Olive Oil Imports Expected to Rise 20 Percent

India's imports of olive oil are expected to rise by 20 percent to 13,500 tons according to the Indian Olive Association. Most of it will come from Spain.
Special Report

Olive Oil Production in China Reaches 5,000 Tons

While still a relatively small olive oil supplier, China is looking to expand domestic production to satisfy a growing market for healthier oils.

Turkey’s Recurrent Olive Oil Crisis

With fluctuating yields and prices, Turkey's inefficient olive oil industry is rarely able to compete with European producers in foreign markets.
Olive Oil Times Special

Taiwanese Businessman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Olive Oil Fraud

Wei Ying-chung was sentenced to a four-year prison term and fined more than $15 million for blending inferior grade palm and other low-cost oils into a mixture that was then marketed as high-grade olive oil.

India’s Changing Views On Olive Oil

Rajneesh Bhasin, the president of the Indian Olive Association and managing director of Borges India, discusses the fast-changing dynamics of the Indian olive oil market.
Special Report

Dcoop to Co-Brand 300K Liters for China’s Evergrande Group

Dcoop, formerly known as Grupo Hohiblanca, is expanding its private label program through a major deal with a Chinese conglomerate.

India Says it Will Expand Olive Oil Production

Committing to a larger investment in the crop, the state government will increase the amount of land dedicated to olive tree cultivation.