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Oct. 21, 2014

Dcoop Acquires Cargill’s Share of Mercaoleo

The Spanish cooperative purchased Cargill's half of a joint venture that began in 2007, taking control of Mercaoleo's huge bottling plant.

Oct. 13, 2014

Groups Work to Improve Viability of Table Olives in Andalusia

Agricultural organizations and Spain's Ministry of Agriculture are working to create a working plan to improve the struggling sector.

Oct. 13, 2014

Extra Virgin at Gastronomika

The 16th International Gastronomy Congress showcased extra virgin olive oil and its many culinary applications.

Aug. 2, 2014

Spanish Promotional Campaign Makes Progress

A campaign by Spain's Interprofesional del Aceite de Oliva Español celebrated a successful first year.

Jul. 22, 2014

Farmgate Prices Up 20 Percent in Spain

Prices are trending upward on predictions of a significant decrease in production for the upcoming campaign in Andalusia.

Jul. 1, 2014

Spanish Olive Oil Prices Rebound

Prices in the Spanish market for all major olive oil categories have rebounded as the industry anticipates record levels of production and solid exports.

Jun. 25, 2014

How The Olive Compound Hydroxytyrosol Helps Stop Infections

A compound found naturally in olives helps fight bacterial infections, according to an international patent application by Spanish scientists.

Jun. 9, 2014

Soil May Have Most Impact on Certain Olive Oil Phytosterol Levels

A new study shows that soil quality may impact steryl glucoside levels in olive oils more than olive cultivar or farming methods.

Apr. 28, 2014

Increase in Virgin Olive Oil Consumption in Spain

Consumption of sunflower oil rose 9.7 percent last year but olive oil remains by far the most popular in Spanish households.

Apr. 16, 2014

Spain’s Standout Success at 2014 NYIOOC

Spain won more prizes than any other country in the latest edition of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Mar. 13, 2014

Majorcan Table Olives Win European Protection

Aceituna de Mallorca, or Majorcan table olives, are now listed among Europe's protected agri-food products.

Feb. 28, 2014

The Fun Side of Catalonia’s Olive Oil Fairs

Catalonia’s olive oil fairs are not just a chance to try and buy the new season's oils but usually to have fun, too.

Jan. 5, 2014

Rising Star Sees Big Potential for Olive Oil

Madrid’s three Michelin-starred chef David Muñoz rates olive oil as the gastronomic ingredient with the most promising future.

Oct. 21, 2013

Conditions Ripe in Andalusia for Return to Peak Olive Oil Production

Spain could return to record levels and pump out about 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season, based on a a new forecast that Andalusia alone will make more than 1.3 million tons.

Oct. 15, 2013

Quality Seal Sought to Protect Image of Spanish Olive Oil

Supporters say a proposed quality seal will help protect Spanish olive oil from “smear campaigns" by new producer countries.

Sep. 19, 2013

Spain Expects Stronger Olive Oil Season

Early estimates suggest Spain is set for a return to higher olive oil production in 2013/13 with a harvest well over a million tons.

Jul. 11, 2013

Refillable Oil Bottles Banned in Spanish Bars and Restaurants

The Spanish government is preparing a royal decree banning refillable olive oil containers in restaurants and bars.

May. 2, 2013

Spain’s Olive Oil Farmers Call for Probe Into Price Manipulation

The farmers union COAG wants Spain's competition watchdog to probe alleged price manipulation by olive oil distributors.

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