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Jan. 22, 2012

Olive Oil Takes Center Stage at Madrid Tourism Exhibition 'Fitur'

It was all about extra virgin olive oil at the international tourism fair, Fitur 2012, that took place in Madrid this week.

Jan. 19, 2012

More than Mere Tradition

The documentary series "Un país para comérselo" let a unique opportunity to promote the secrets of olive oil slip by and chose instead to return to the same old clichés as always.

Jan. 19, 2012

Hospitals in Madrid Will Start the Day with a 'Spanish Breakfast'

HM Hospitals in Madrid will offer from now on the "Spanish Breakfast," an initiative of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional Organization, to patients and employees.

Oct. 24, 2011

Olive Oil Industry Groups Reject Proposals for CAP Reform

Proposals include limiting the subsidies large farms can receive, and allocating a fixed amount per hectare rather than according to the production history -- a change that would see France and Spain lose the most, according to reports.

Oct. 16, 2011

Olive Oil Giant Hojiblanca Expands into Livestock

Hojiblanca President, José Moreno, said the integration was "another step towards the consolidation of a major multisectorial agri-food cooperative which could take advantage of synergies."

Oct. 11, 2011

Jaén Hoping for Rain as Olive Harvest Looms

It's autumn in Jaén, the center of world olive oil production, but unrelenting heat and four months without rain has fueled talk of a 30 percent fall in its olive harvest this year.

Oct. 10, 2011

Acesur's Gonzalo Guillén: Spain is "Exporting the Wrong Image"

In an interview with Spain's El Economista, Acesur CEO Gonzalo Guillén spoke frankly of Spain's olive oil image problem and his company's plans for international expansion.

Sep. 28, 2011

Olive Council Deputy Director Urges Producers to Improve Quality

Olive oil producers need to adapt production to reflect the reality of worldwide demand – or face further losses, warns International Olive Council's deputy director Ammir Assabah.

Sep. 27, 2011

Olivar de Segura the Top 'Ecological' Olive Oil Producer in Spain

The co-op sold one million kilos of olive oil in 2010 making it the top-selling certified ecological producer, according to Andalusia's organic farming trade group.

Sep. 19, 2011

Virgin Olive Oil Prices Hit Trigger Level for European Aid

The average price for virgin olive oil is now so low in Spain that the European Commission has no choice but to subsidize storage until the market improves, the Spanish government and olive oil producers said today.

Aug. 11, 2011

Andalusian Olive Oil Producers Facing Fourth Straight Year of Losses

Andalusia's olive oil producers are facing their fourth consecutive year in the red having already accumulated a loss of 600 million euros ($851 million) this season.

Jun. 12, 2011

Córdoba Recap: Voices for Olive Oil Quality

The Beyond Extra Virgin conference can fill a room with industry and government luminaries, but how 3E will actually reach its goal of establishing a higher benchmark for olive oil quality, and what the group's ultimate aims are for doing so, remain unclear.

Jun. 9, 2011

Spain Chooses This Year's Best Olive Oils

The ceremony, attended by government officials, olive oil industry professionals and the press, coincided with the Beyond Extra Virgin conference in Córdoba.

Jun. 4, 2011

Q&A with Spain's Olive Oil Interprofessional Director Teresa Pérez

Interprofessional Director Teresa Pérez explains why this week's Beyond Extra Virgin conference in Córdoba will be different than previous editions.

May. 19, 2011

Aguilera: Use Origins to Inform Consumers, Lift Prices

The regional government says that differentiation via denominations of origin, would help consumers make informed choices in the supermarket.

May. 10, 2011

Minister Aguilera Announces Plan for Olive Oil Market Restructuring

The agriculture and fisheries minister said "we need to look outside of Spain because we’re witnessing growth of olive oil production in other Mediterranean countries that are going to compete with Andalusia.”

Apr. 25, 2011

15th Expoliva Olive Oil Exhibition in Jaén

Spain's huge olive oil fair hopes to again attract more than 40,000 visitors this year, despite the dismal prices and low morale plaguing the country's olive oil producers.

Apr. 17, 2011

Spanish Watchdog Says Private Storage Aid Potentially Anti-Competitive

With a decision imminent from Brussels private storage aid for Spain's struggling olive oil sector, the head of the competition authority poured cold water on the measure, calling it potentially anti-competitive.

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