15 Aug

Loddon Shire in central Victoria is reaping the benefits of a booming olive industry.

A small business which manufactures olive harvesters has moved from Queensland to Boort. The council is helping it find a new location, so it can expand to cater for growth in the olive industry nationwide and overseas. Loddon council chief executive John McLinden says there are extensive plantings in the Boort area and olive oil […]

14 Aug

Californian table olive growers get record prices as acreage shrinks

By Ching Lee, California olive growers are expecting excellent prices for this year’s crop, which is projected to be 112,000 tons, up considerably from last year’s 16,800 tons. After a disastrous crop in 2006, California table olive growers are poised to receive some of the highest prices ever for their fruit this year, but many […]

30 Jul

Californian Olive crop may be six times larger than last year

If good growing weather continues and there’s enough irrigation water, the Central Valley olive crop could be more than six times larger than last year’s. California’s olive crop this year will produce about 112,000 tons, growers estimate. Last year the trees yielded a meager 16,800 tons. However, water is becoming an issue in olive groves […]

25 Jul

UK: Flavoured olives from Olove

Olove natural olive snacks in stand-up foil bags are a healthy alternative to crisps that will be available in a similar range of flavours. The concept, developed over four years in Barcelona, won the Fresh Ideas award at the 2007 London IFE and is suitable for fine bars and pubs and healthy vending. Olove offers […]

05 Jul

We Olive branches out

By Melanie Cleveland, One of four franchises of the Paso Robles based gourmet shop is slated to open later this month in downtown San Luis Obispo, and its owners hope its prime location translates to healthy sales We Olive, a gourmet shop specializing in olives and olive-related products, will open in San Luis Obispo later […]