Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

25 May

For the love of olives in Texas

By Beverly Burmeier, Poor soil, high temperatures, and low water levels are all plentiful in central Texas. Not the usual growing conditions for a food crop, this combination just happens to be perfect for olive trees. So Jack Dougherty, former president of a computer company, bought a ranch near Wimberley and became the first person […]

22 May

California: The Olive Press earns top awards

Already known as the most highly-awarded producer of California extra virgin olive oil, The Olive Press once again earned high accolades and awards at the prestigious 2009 Yolo County Fair Olive Oil Competition held in April, with an impressive 15 medals in all. Gold medals were awarded to an additional seven of the Sonoma-based company’s […]

21 May

Australian Olive industry says MIS collapses won’t hold it back

The Australian Olive Association says the demise of orchard managers Timbercorp and Great Southern does not spell the end of the olive industry. Managed investment schemes account for the majority of Australian olive production, and sparked the industry’s rapid growth over the past decade. The Olive Association’s Paul Miller says the industry is now big […]

20 May

India: Publicis bags 2009 mandate for International Olive Council

Publicis will be involved in the promotional campaign of Olive Oil and Table Olive in India for 2008 -2009. With the slogan “For a Tastier and Healthier Tomorrow,” the campaign is focused on the unique taste, quality and health aspects derived from table olives and olive oil. The campaign is focused on the taste, quality […]

19 May

Lindsay Olives seeks sales in snack aisle, too

By David Morrill, Walk down the snack aisle of a local grocery store and you’ll find the usual canisters of peanuts, bags of chips and jars of salsa. If Lindsay Olives has its way, you’ll see their cans of olives as well. Owned by Bell-Carter Foods Inc. of Lafayette, Lindsay Olives is in the process […]