Spanish Eating More Butter, Less Olive Oil

Butter consumption is increasing in Spain as people tighten belts and eat breakfast at home, instead of cafes. Meanwhile, sales of vegetable oils, particularly olive and sunflower oil, have fallen.

Spain Chooses This Year’s Best Olive Oils

The ceremony, attended by government officials, olive oil industry professionals and the press, coincided with the Beyond Extra Virgin conference in Córdoba.
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Seville Meeting Asks “What Do Consumers Know About Olive Oil?”

Consumers' knowledge about olive oil quality, and controversial new EU rules designed to crack down on deodorized oils are on the agenda of a new annual conference in Seville.

Aguilera: Use Origins to Inform Consumers, Lift Prices

The regional government says that differentiation via denominations of origin, would help consumers make informed choices in the supermarket.
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Expoliva Kicks Off in Jaén

Andalusian president José Antonio Griñán urged olive oil producers to put greater emphasis on olive oil quality, while MARM director Isabel Bombal called for the IOC to add members.

High Level Meeting to Address Low Olive Oil Prices and Industry Fragmentation

While still hoping for some temporary respite from low prices via EU private storage measures, stakeholders will gather on May 20 to consider changes with longer-term impacts.
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Ready For Your Spanish Breakfast?

“Our goal is to see the Spanish Breakfast incorporated in the cuisine offered by catering establishments around the world." - Pedro Barato, Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español

Andalusia Conference on the Future of Traditional Olive Oil Production

Representatives from Spain’s Ministry of Rural and Marine Environment (MARM) met in Jaén this week to discuss the many challenges facing the country’s traditional olive oil industry.