Sep. 27, 2011
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
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
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.
Apr. 17, 2011
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.
Apr. 5, 2011
Spain, the world's leading producer of olive oil, is maintaining its position on top of the industry's pecking order, with most of its growth tied to new markets.
Apr. 4, 2011
Representatives from Spain’s Ministry of Rural and Marine Environment (MARM) met in Jaén this week to discuss the many challenges facing the country’s traditional olive oil industry.
Apr. 1, 2011
The EU commissioner called on the Spanish regional governments to address structural problems in the olive oil sector and again rejected calls for the provision of private storage aid.
Mar. 29, 2011
10,000 people will gather in Cordoba Friday during a visit by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş to call for the immediate provision of private storage aid for olive oil.
Mar. 21, 2011
Spanish scientists say they have pioneered a genetic map of the olive and isolated genes pivotal to the production of more profitable, higher quality and even healthier olive oil.
Mar. 18, 2011
European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş said he would closely examine Spain's case but reiterated he saw no proof of a "serious market disturbance" requiring bulk storage payments.
Mar. 14, 2011
The average Spanish consumer knows the price of olive oil per liter much like people elsewhere know the price of milk and gasoline, causing stores to use it as bait.
Mar. 3, 2011
A form of “commercial terrorism" is being committed by distributors taking advantage of their dominant market position, according to Spain's association of small farmers.
Feb. 23, 2011
The European Commission says the bargaining clout of large-scale distributors is at the root of Spain's olive oil price plunge — not a market disturbance.
Jan. 31, 2011
Chinese vice premier Li Keqiang‘s visit to Spain resulted in a $7.5 billion trade agreement that includes a nine million dollar purchase of Spanish olive oil stock.
Jan. 16, 2011
The objective of the CITOLIVA initiative is to unite olive oil producers in Southwestern Europe with regards to sustainable development, technological innovation and land use.