Archive for the 'Business' Category

05 Mar

sos cuetara targets 150 million eur from disposals

Spanish food company SOS Cuetara (SOS.MC) expects to make between 100 million and 150 million euros (($125.8-$188.8 million) from the sale of further non-core assets, a company official said on Thursday. SOS is in the process of selling non-core businesses such as its olive oil, vinegar and sauce brands as part of efforts to pay […]

07 Nov

California, Tehama County olive crop falls short

By Geoff Johmson, The local olive oil industry is expected to boom over the coming years, but California has seen better olive harvests than 2008. As the state’s olive crop comes in, it appears an April frost and a May heat wave have knocked California’s olive crop to less than half of that of 2007. […]

05 Nov

Grupo Hojiblanca, Spanish olive oil launched in India

Spain-based Grupo Hojiblanca today entered the Indian markets launching its olive oil brand in the country. The company has also tied-up with Future Group-promoted Food Bazaar for retaling the product. “The launch of Hojiblanca in the Indian market would intensify the competition among olive oil brands. Through our association with Food Bazaar, we endeavour to […]

21 Oct

Mechanical table olive harvest: ‘We’re close’

Hand-picking can cost growers more than half of their gross returns By Hank Shaw, A clutch of olive growers stood around a machine that looked like a mobile, padded skateboard ramp attached to a conveyor and armed with a massive pair of grippers. The machine’s grippers grabbed the trunk of an olive tree and began […]

11 Oct

Mechanical olive harvesting advances described to Californian growers

By Dan Bryant, Mechanical harvesting research in California olives during the 2007 season documented greater efficiency with hedgerows over traditional trees, according to Louise Ferguson, University of California, Davis Extension specialist in pomology. Ferguson explained the 2007 trial results and plans for the 2008 harvest research during a Central California olive day at Exeter recently. […]