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Sep. 28, 2012

Italy’s Nicola Pantaleo Buys Stake in Indian Olive Oil Company

The deal gives the Italian olive oil producer a 27 percent stake in India's leading distributor, Dalmia Continental.

Sep. 25, 2012

Indian State of Punjab Gears up for Olive Cultivation

India’s leading agricultural state has received an official go-ahead to introduce olive cultivation across the state in a planned manner.

Sep. 21, 2012

Indian Pomace Oil Brand Responds to Complaint on Health Claims

Dalmia Global, marketer of the Leonardo brand of olive pomace oil, responded to complaints of making false health claims in its advertising.


May. 11, 2012

India's New Olive Oil Sector

1.2 billion Indians are beginning to learn about olive oil, and new plantations in Rajasthan and Gujarat are showing real promise. India is now entering into real olive oil production.

Jan. 25, 2012

Optimism Abounds at Indian Olive Association Meeting

Ambassadors of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Syria and Jordan were the honored guests at the annual meeting of the Indian Olive Association in New Delhi last week.

Jan. 20, 2012

Dalmia-Funded Study Finds Indians Could Benefit by Using Olive Pomace Oil

A new study showed that participants who used olive pomace and canola oils had a decrease in body weight, waist circumference, lipids in the blood, and liver fat.

Dec. 15, 2011

Commercial Olive Cultivation Begins in India

India's western state of Rajasthan is all set to begin the commerical cultivation of olive. Large farmers in the state have shown keen inclination towards olive cultivation.

Dec. 4, 2011

VN Dalmia Offers an Olive Oil Reality Check

"We should not waste time criticizing different grades of olive oil. Olive oil purists, in their zeal to promote extra virgin, miss the point," says VN Dalmia, chief executive of India's Dalmia Continental.

Nov. 22, 2011

Private Farms in India Set to Begin Olive Cultivation

Following successful field trials over the last three years in the government land, the state is now ready to expand the scope of olive cultivation to private farmers.

Nov. 9, 2011

Olive Oil Finds Its Way in North India’s Kitchens

Olive oil appears to be making inroads in the kitchens of one of the most modern cities in North India, Chandigarh, where its use is rising in the traditional parantha.


Nov. 1, 2011

India's Leonardo Olive Oil Unveils New 'Go Indiano' Campaign

Dalmia Continental’s flagship brand Leonardo Olive Oil has launched a new, high-decibel advertising campaign for the festive season in India with the slogan "Go Indiano."

Oct. 5, 2011

Indian Delegation Visits Spanish Producers

A high profile Indian delegation of 12 professionals from the food and beverages industry visited Spain to explore import opportunities for the Indian market.

Sep. 23, 2011

Dalmia Tries Simplified Olive Oil Labels in India

Leonardo olive pomace oil is ideally suited for everyday Indian cooking and frying, according to its new label which now includes a prominent image of a traditional Indian food platter.

Sep. 13, 2011

Flavored Olive Oil Adds Zing to Traditional Indian Dishes

Indian cooks have traditionally used groundnut or almond oil to add different flavors to their homemade dishes. Now olive oil is the rising star creating more chic Indian fare.

Aug. 22, 2011

Olive Farming Project in India Fails to Take Off

India’s leading agricultural state of Punjab has failed to execute its ambitious olive cultivation project that was launched with much fanfare in 2008.

Aug. 12, 2011

Borges Plans $2.7M Campaign to Promote Olive Oil in India

Borges Mediterranean Food Products, one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world, is stepping up its marketing efforts in India with a major advertising campaign.

May. 26, 2011

Another Olive Production Project in India

Following the success in Rajasthan, the government of Gujarat has funded a pilot project to grow olive trees in the state in an effort to transform the fortunes of local farmers.

May. 4, 2011

Olive Farming Blooms in India’s Desert State

Gideon Peleg is the Israeli technical manager overseeing olive cultivation in Rajasthan. The first commercial yield from the Indo-Israel joint venture is expected this year.