Europe’s Olive Oil Advisory Group Debates Changes

The future of the IOC and progress in transatlantic trade talks were debated at a meeting of the European Commission’s olive oil advisory group.

UK-Based Fund Set to Take Control of Deoleo

The board of the debt-saddled olive oil giant Deoleo has approved a take over the Madrid-based company by a private equity firm.
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Hojiblanca Group Renamed Dcoop

Spain’s giant Hojiblanca Cooperative Group -- the world’s biggest producer of extra virgin olive oil -- was renamed after a merger.

Hojiblanca Develops Olive Oil with Rosemary Extract Said to be Better for Frying

Antioxidant titans rosemary extract and virgin olive oil together reduce harmful acrylamides, Spanish researchers say.
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Deoleo and Hojiblanca Cleared to Form Global Olive Oil Giant

Deoleo, which already controls three of the world’s top four olive oil labels, will be allowed to acquire the huge Hojiblanca cooperative.

Spain’s Competition Watchdog Says Deoleo-Hojiblanca Deal Could Harm Competition

Spain’s competition commission sees potential problems with a proposed deal joining the two olive oil giants.
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The Hojiblanca varietal is capable of adapting to extremes in which other varietals cannot always guarantee their own survival.

Former Rivals Create ‘Global Olive Oil Giant’

Hojiblanca - the world’s biggest virgin olive oil producer will buy a stake in Deoleo , the global olive oil market leader.