Spain

Spain Surpasses Italy as Top Olive Oil Exporter to U.S.

After a lot of hard work, Spanish olive oil exports to the United States have surpassed Italian exports for the first semester. But it's too soon to call it an ongoing trend.

Ongoing Battle Over Refillable Bottles in Spain

Efforts continue to ensure that restaurants, hotels and caterers are in compliance with the Spanish Royal Decree that prohibits refilling olive oil bottles. This summer a council in Jaen and a farmers association have taken new measures.
Special Report

Supermarkets in Spain Accused of Pricing Olive Oil Lower Than Cost

Supermarket chains are repeatedly reported for infringing the law by reducing prices lower than cost, while olive oil producers are losing a lot more than their patience.

The Last Charcoal Man of Seville

Years ago, Spanish cities had a store in every neighborhood. José Luis Aguilar is the last charcoal merchant in Seville.
Olive Oil Times Special

Fire Devastates Ybarra’s Seville Facility

Almost half of the Seville based Ybarra factory was destroyed in a blaze that broke out Saturday afternoon. The company vowed to rebuild as soon as possible.

Spain’s Civil Guard Seizes 120 Tons of Fake Olive Oil

Farmers alerted police that some companies may have been manipulating olive oil with biodiesel, with the intention to distribute it on the market as olive oil.
Special Report

Viva España! Spain Brings Home 78 Awards

Spain received 78 awards at the NYIOOC this year, up from 73 in 2015. There was a strong energy of solidarity among attendees that demonstrated that Spain is united to deliver high quality oil to consumers.

Spanish Wine Country Celebrates its Olive Oil

World-famous wine-producing region Rioja Alavesa swaps wine glasses for olive oil tastings at its Fifth Annual Olive Oil Festival