Archive for the 'Geographic' Category

09 May

Iran interested in Croatian olive oil

Iranian officials have said they are interested in importing olive oil from Croatia, the Croatian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments (APIU) has said. The announcement came after an eight day official visit to Iran by an APIU delegation where they met Iranian Ministry of Economy officials. APIU head Slobodan Mikac said both […]

08 May

Bottler year for WA’s olive oil industry

Olive oil production in WA is set to reach a record 2500 tonnes this year, with an increase in backyard growers keen to produce the golden oil. Producers are bottling the 2009 “vintage” and have said there are not enough presses to cope with supply from growers. Rises in production are being attributed to the […]

02 May

SOS Cuetara’s top execs fired, shares suspended

by Tracy Rucinski & Rodrigo de Miguel, Spain’s SOS Cuetara (SOS.MC), the world’s biggest olive oil bottler, said on Thursday it had fired its two top executives after discovering last month they had used company funds to buy SOS shares. “SOS Group’s board, which met today, has fired Jesus and Jaime Salazar Bello as chairman […]

28 Apr

Australia: Timbercorp olive harvest goes ahead

Harvesting is going ahead at one of the largest olive groves in the world, owned by Timbercorp. The grove, at Boort in central Central Victoria, is one of the properties the company had trouble selling, before placing itself into voluntary administration. Will Pattison, who works as a contract harvester at the grove, says it makes […]

25 Apr

Olive Oil Production Returns to Afghanistan

By Qadeem Weyar, Olive Oil production in Nangarhar restores this product to the country after a decade and half. The factory is reconstructed by the Italian government, funded $800,000 for the project. In addition of the oil, olive soap is also being produced in the factory. The industrial unit is provided with modern equipments and […]