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Jan. 12, 2014

Brazilian Olive Oil Imports Continue Boom

Brazilian imports of olive oil show no signs of slowing and, though still in its infancy, domestic production is also on the rise.

Nov. 19, 2013

Uruguayan Producers Say Exports Will Triple Last Year's

Increased local consumption, exports and market mobilization continue to demonstrate Uruguay's potential as a small but vital player on the world olive oil stage.

Oct. 30, 2013

Argentina’s Olive Oil Industry In Crisis

Argentina's olive oil industry is struggling to compete on the world stage and lacks the internal market to absorb the resulting surplus.

Nov. 19, 2012

Chile's Olisur Continues International Expansion

With a strong presence in the USA, Canada and Japan, Chilean manufacturer Olisur continues to push international expansion.

Nov. 16, 2012

Quality is Key for Uruguay’s Growing Olive Oil Sector

The olive oil sector is set to reach a half million liters this year, and industry representatives say the key to further growth is quality.

Oct. 14, 2012

In Argentina, a Push to Make Olive Oil a 'National Food'

A proposed campaign aims to boost domestic sales, stimulate production and change the perception of olive oil among Argentine consumers.

Oct. 14, 2012

Campaign for Spanish Olive Oil in Mexico City

Eight of Mexico City’s top restaurants will feature Spanish extra virgin olive oil as the star as part of a month-long campaign.

Jul. 17, 2012

Uruguay Moves to Join Olive Council

At its annual meeting the International Olive Council said Uruguay has begun the process to join the intergovernmental organization.

May. 22, 2012

Olive Council Seeks Bids for Promotional Work in Brazil, China

The IOC has called for tenders for the 2012/13 phases of its promotions in Brazil and China, both of which are to emphasize health benefits and quality.

Mar. 13, 2012

ChileOliva to Host Seminar on Olive Oil Processing

The Chilean trade organization partners up with InnovaChile to offer a seminar on the olive oil quality, processing and efficiency in central Chile.

Mar. 2, 2012

Chile Looks for Stronger Ties with Andalusia

The South American country's burgeoning olive oil industry aims to form an alliance with Jaén and Andalusia, Spain's core olive producing region, to further expansion.

Feb. 27, 2012

Argentina's Olive Oil Production Expected to Double By 2020

Argentina's olive oil industry is expected to double by 2020 firmly establishing it among the top producers in the world.

Jan. 4, 2012

Alternative Energy Powers Olive Oil Producer in Chile’s Maule Region

In a year declared “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All” by the UN, one Chilean olive oil producer expects big results from his decision to go green.

Dec. 16, 2011

Uruguayan Olive Oil Production Expected to Grow

Olive oil production in Uruguay is expected to double in the coming year, thanks to heavy investments and improved technological resources in the area.

Sep. 23, 2011

American Investor Argentine Olive Ranch Buys San Juan Plantation

According to a report, an investment group headed by Ralph Rybacki will put up $11.9 million towards the purchase of a 2,471 acre olive plantation and the construction of a new olive oil factory.

Jul. 7, 2011

Chilean Olive Oil Continues Gains

Chile exported an unprecedented 1,522 tons of olive oil during the first five months of 2011, marking a 221 percent increase. The United States accounted for 40 percent of sales.

Mar. 16, 2011

Argentina’s Olive Oil Industry Continues to Face Challenges

The situation has only gotten bleaker for Argentina’s flailing olive oil industry, which finds itself in a financial predicament driven by stagnant prices and rising production costs.

Jan. 10, 2011

Spain's LA Organic Targets Colombia

The move into the Colombian market follows reports that find consumers there becoming more aware of the benefits of olive oil amid a growing demand for gourmet products.

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