24 Oct

IOC launches campaign in India

The International Olive Council (IOC) has launched a promotion campaign in India with an interactive media workshop that was held on September 20, 2007 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. The workshop aimed to provide in-depth information on olive oil and table olives as well as provide about their health and nutritional aspects. Franco Oliva, […]

04 Oct

Salov ready to grab Indian olive oil market

A month ago, Riyad Oomerbhoy, MD of FMCG RRO just did the unthinkable. Severed ties with one of the world’s biggest FMCG companies Unilever’s and made a deal with an Italian family-owned business the Salov Group to bring in their Filippo Berio Olive oil, which the family has been making for the past 150 years. […]

23 Sep

Israeli firms eye olive farming in Maharashtra, India

Israeli businessmen see Maharashtra as a destination for olive farming and want nearly 2,000 hectares of wasteland for starting up olive farming in the Maharashtra. A delegation of businessmen led by Israeli consul general (commercial) Daniel Zohar Zoshine met state revenue minister Narayan Rane and made a request to provide nearly 2,000 hectares of wasteland […]

22 Sep

Can Indian food be cooked in olive oil?

By Rasheeda Bhagat, Can Indian food be cooked in olive oil? When this question was posed to celebrated Indian chef Sanjeev Kapur at a promotion campaign for olive oil and table olives organised by the International Olive Council in Delhi on Thursday, his reply was simple. “Of course it can, that’s a no brainer”. Indian […]

20 Sep

Oomerbhoy (RRO) to grab 15% olive oil market in India

Company has signed a marketing and distribution deal with Italy-based Salov, plans to launch Italian brand olive oil ‘Filipo Berio´ in other metros and tier II cities. FMCG company R R Oomerbhoy eyes to grab 15% of the total domestic market of olive oil by next year, managing director of RRO Riyad R Oomerbhoy said […]