California Olive Ranch

Aug. 7, 2020

California Trade Group Rescinds Membership Agreement After Backlash

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

Former PepsiCo Executive Named New CEO of California Olive Ranch

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.

Nov. 20, 2018

'Crafted in California' Makes its Debut

Prompted by the scarcity and cost of local fruit, California Olive Ranch unveiled a new range of imported blends.

Aug. 27, 2018

California Olive Ranch Announces Expansion

A $35-million equity infusion is being used to add more than 2,000 acres of farm fields, additional infrastructure, staffing and research and development, the company revealed.

Dec. 15, 2017

California Olive Ranch Gets $35M Investment

COR said it had received the largest investment ever for an American producer that will be used for research, expansion, and the implementation of environmental initiatives.

Nov. 1, 2017

California Olive Ranch Looks Abroad

CEO Gregg Kelley called an alliance with producers in Argentina “an opportunity to bring a diverse portfolio to our customers while growing our network of farms and grower partners.”

Aug. 31, 2015

Gregg Kelley's Long View: 'Quality Drives Consumption'

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.

Jan. 22, 2015

Boundary Bend Sets Up Shop in California

Australia's renowned olive oil producer has chosen the site for its new U.S. facility and is reaching out to regional growers.

Jan. 5, 2015

California Olive Ranch Acquires Lucini Italia

The largest American olive oil producer, announced its acquisition of Lucini Italia, a producer and importer of Italian extra virgin olive oils.

Nov. 5, 2014

California Olive Ranch Negotiating to Buy Importer Lucini

The largest American olive oil producer announced it is working to acquire a fast-growing importer of Italian olive oils.

Apr. 9, 2014

California Producer Sees ‘Green Shoots’ of Growth for Industry

The California Olive Ranch CEO knows that the olive oil industry is troubled, but sees signs of hope for a brighter future.

Sep. 2, 2012

An Olive Oil 'Battleground'

It’s no surprise that a California bank would jump in the ring over the proposed olive oil marketing order. What’s unsettling is how fast its press release got spun into headline news.

Oct. 10, 2011

College Recognizes Olive Center's Dan Flynn with Award of Distinction

The University of California at Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences chose the Olive Center director for its Award of Distinction.