20 Apr

Olives NZ step downs welcomed

By Blair Ensor, The New Zealand olive oil industry’s governing body has imploded in the wake of a controversial choice for the nation’s best-in-show olive oil award. Four executive members of Olives New Zealand, including the president, have resigned in the fallout from a meeting held to thrash out concerns surrounding the awards. The body […]

13 Apr

Bible references the healing powers of olive oil

Olive oil is widely known for providing a wide range of health benefits, including but not limited to preventing skin cancer, support with weight loss, preventing ear aches and infections, softening calluses, preventing heart attack and stroke, relieving irritated skin around the eyes, healing frostbite, flattening wrinkles, strengthening weak fingernails, reducing scarring, treating indigestion, healing […]

09 Apr

SOS Cuetara to sell Dante olive oil brand for EUR34m

Food group SOS Cuetara has agreed to sell its olive oil brand Dante and the other brands of its Minerva Oli unit to Italian sector player Mataluni for some EUR34m (USD45.6m). The transaction, scheduled for completion in July, is in line with SOS Cuetara’s disinvestment programme. Dante has annual sales of some 10 million litres […]

04 Apr

Greek festival to Promotes Olive Oil and Olives from Greece

The 3rd edition of the largest Greek festival dedicated to olive oil and olives will take place in the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus near Athens between April 10 and 12. The Olive Oil and Olives Festival serves as both a meeting point for those involved in the whole production process, as well as […]

03 Apr

SOS Cuetara to sell Dante Olive Oil and Minerva Oli to Mataluni

Spanish food group SOS Cuetara has agreed to sell its olive oil brand Dante and the other brands of its Minerva Oli unit to Italian sector player Mataluni for some EUR34m (US$45.6m) The transaction, scheduled for completion in July, is in line with SOS Cuetara’s disinvestment programme. Dante has annual sales of some 10 million […]