Archive for the 'Business' Category

01 Sep

Australia:Qld triples olive leaf extract exports to Korea

A Queensland company has found global success exporting unique olive leaf products to Korea’s burgeoning natural medicine and equine industries. Coominya-based company Olive Leaf Australia has tripled its already significant health supplement exports to Korea in the last 12 months. The company’s Olive Leaf Extract is predominantly for use by natural medicine practitioners and their […]

29 Aug

Spanish company begins Chile’s largest Olive Oil business

By Naomi Bryant, Spanish-owned Peinsa has announced plans to build Chile’s largest olive oil business at a cost of US$200 million. The project contemplates putting 5,000 hectares of olive plantations into production in Region VII. The company began buying up land near Villaseca in January. It currently owns 3,200 hectares, with contracts to rent another […]

25 Aug

Scottish Olive oil firm’s sizzling range

ONE of Scotland’s fastest growing olive oil companies is preparing to expand with the launch of a new range of exclusive products from Spain. Edinburgh-based El Olivo, which has achieved rapid success with its range of award-winning Spanish olive oils, is set to diversify with the introduction of products including olive oil chocolates, olive pate […]

22 Aug

California Table olive growers to receive higher prices

California table olive growers will receive prices for their 2008 crop that are 5% to 10% higher than last year’s crop, but the crop is off by nearly half. The Olive Growers Council on Thursday announced agreement with the Bell Carter Olive Co. in Corning and Musco Family Olive Co. in Tracy for table olive […]

28 Jul

Brazil Discovers Olive Oil

by Joel Santos Guimarães Last year, Brazilian imports of the product totaled US$ 170 million. Of this total, 54% came from Portugal. And the forecast is for growth to continue as, this year, expansion of 20% is expected in comparison with 2007. Two reasons are given for the market growth: the first is that Brazilians […]