California Olive Ranch

Sep. 1, 2021

Both Sides of Labeling Divide Satisfied As Amended Bill Passes California Senate

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

Lower Yield Doesn’t Stop U.S. Producers From Celebrating NYIOOC Wins

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

Legislation Restricting Use of 'California' on Olive Oil Labels Gains Momentum

While AB-535 has gained some prominent supporters and breezed through committees, its detractors remain confident a compromise can still be reached.

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Mar. 16, 2021

New Legislation Aims to Limit Use of ‘California’ on Olive Oil Labels

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

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.

Sep. 18, 2017

California Olive Ranch: Defying Tradition

With a focus on technology, Gregg Kelley and his team seek to produce high-quality olive oil on a large scale.

Aug. 16, 2017

California Olive Ranch Joins with S. American Producers in New 'Americas Blend'

The leading American olive oil producer is sourcing oils from South America in its continuing pursuit of market share.

Mar. 1, 2017

Is a Perfect Storm Brewing for California's Olive Oil Industry?

Headwinds for Europe's olive oil market appear to bode well for California's growing industry.

Nov. 29, 2016

Gold Rush II: Competition for California Olives Leaves Some Smaller Producers Fruitless

Top-dollar offers from California's Aussie newcomer are tilting the table away from smaller producers in the state.

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.

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