Sep. 1, 2021
The bill, AB-535, would require brands that use the term “California” in their name to disclose the minimum percentage of California olive oil in their blended products.
Jun. 8, 2021
From Texas to California and Oregon, 38 producers celebrated big wins at the World Olive Oil Competition despite an exceptionally tough harvest for many of them.
May. 4, 2021
While AB-535 has gained some prominent supporters and breezed through committees, its detractors remain confident a compromise can still be reached.
Mar. 16, 2021
Supporters of Assembly Bill 535 say it will protect California growers from unfair business practices. Detractors believe the bill punishes large producers and is unconstitutional.
Aug. 7, 2020
Forty six member producers – representing a majority of the COOC’s production and revenue – condemned the change to the agreement, arguing it devalued the trade association and California olive oil.
Aug. 28, 2019
Michael Fox takes the reins from Gregg Kelley, who served as the company's CEO for 12 years and oversaw unprecedented growth in both the company and the sector.
Aug. 16, 2017
The leading American olive oil producer is sourcing oils from South America in its continuing pursuit of market share.
Mar. 1, 2017
Headwinds for Europe's olive oil market appear to bode well for California's growing industry.
Nov. 29, 2016
Top-dollar offers from California's Aussie newcomer are tilting the table away from smaller producers in the state.
Aug. 31, 2015
From $2 million to $80 million, one store to 20,000, Gregg Kelley has led California Olive Ranch to become the largest American olive oil producer. And he's just getting started.