Archive for the 'Business' Category

20 Sep

Interview of V N Dalmia, President of the India Olive Association

Over the next four years olive oil consumption in India is expected to increase nine-fold to 42,000 tonne. Increasing awareness of health issues is the primary driver of this demand, as olive oil is seen as a healthier cooking medium. Is olive oil becoming more acceptable in India? Firstly, it should be noted that olive […]

20 Sep

Olive Oil Sector Could Be Shaken Up By New Labelling Rules

The European olive oil market could be set for a shake up if new labelling rules proposed by EU officials come into force. The rules would make origin labelling compulsory for virgin and extra virgin label olive oil, and could come into force as early as July 2009. The move could provide a boost for […]

16 Sep

Spanish Conquest Squeezes Italian Olive Oil

By Davide Berretta, Over the past five years, Italy’s biggest olive-oil brands have fallen steadily into Spanish hands. SOS Cuétara SA’s July purchase of Bertolli, one of the world’s best-known olive-oil labels, gave the Spanish food company control of half the Italian market and made it the world’s undisputed leader in olive-oil sales. The Spanish […]

15 Sep

Olive Oyl popcorn finds its way to store shelves

By Kim Mikus , Photo George LeClaire, Angelo and Maria Angelakos, of Lake in the Hills, created and now sell pre-popped popcorn made with olive oil through their business, Olive Oyl Brand Foods Inc. The snack is making its way to grocery stores. Attorney Angelo Angelakos acted on an idea and a craving he had […]

04 Sep

South Africa:olives industry wants taxes

By Nigel Austin, THE fast-growing South Australian olive industry wants to impose a tax of up to $6 a tonne on itself to help fund market development and lift productivity. Olives SA president Lisa Rowntree said a three-month consultation process had revealed widespread industry support for the fund. “Not only was feedback positive, it also […]