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, […]

16 Oct

Cargill, Spain’s Hojiblanca unite in olive oil JV

U.S. agri-business Cargill Inc [CARG.UL] has signed a joint venture with Spanish cooperative Hojiblanca to source, trade and supply up-market and bulk olive oil, the companies said on Tuesday. In a joint statement, the companies said the partnership would strengthen Cargill’s involvement in premium olive oil to compliment its presence in the sunflower, rapeseed, soy, […]

12 Oct

Mario Olive + A.Camacho = Mario Camacho Foods

Two family-owned food businesses, both suppliers and service providers to the olive and condiment market in North America, will merge in 2008. Mario Olive Co., a division of Westin Foods of Omaha, Neb., and A. Camacho Inc. of Plant City, a subsidiary of Angel Camacho group, will merge, a Mario Camacho press release said. No […]

08 Oct

Drought to seal fate of Turkey’s black gold

Drought adversely affected agriculture everywhere around the Mediterranean this year and vegetable production has suffered one of its worst seasons. Livelihood of millions in the Marmara and Aegean regions of Anatolia, olive production has dropped dramatically due to scourging heat. The production of the olive, commonly described as “black gold” in many provinces across Anatolia’s […]

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. […]