The world’s best olive oils for 2016 were announced tonight at the prestigious New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), and soon you will be to purchase the award-winning oils with just a few clicks.
NYIOOC president, Curtis Cord, announced the Best Olive Oils Marketplace, an initiative, developed over the past year and set to launch in a few weeks, where soon you will be able to buy the winning oils from the merchants who stock them in a seamless online experience optimized for every device.
The olive oil pairing app and now the new Marketplace, is the official presentation of the New York International Olive Oil Competition winners, and is the second highest traffic olive oil website in the world, — second only to Olive Oil Times, which will in turn promote Marketplace products throughout its pages, driving even more shoppers to these winning products.
Merchants — including retailers, importers and distributors manage their inventory, pricing and profiles, generate shipping labels and packing slips on the platform, and ship orders directly to their Marketplace customers.
Buyers — including consumers, and verified wholesale customers such as retailers and restaurants — simply choose which winning oils they wish to buy – and they can track their order all the way to their door.
“This organization is not in the business of selling olive oil,” Cord said at today’s announcement in New York attended by more than 150 producers, merchants, buyers and press representatives, and streamed live to a worldwide audience. “We are in the business of identifying and promoting the world’s best extra virgin olive oils and those who produce them. Assisting those who choose to stock these high-quality products reach the growing number of us who want the best for ourselves and our families lies at the very heart of our mission.”
Initially, the Marketplace will be available for orders shipped within the U.S., however, plans are underway to expand internationally later this year, Cord said.