20 May

India: Publicis bags 2009 mandate for International Olive Council

Publicis will be involved in the promotional campaign of Olive Oil and Table Olive in India for 2008 -2009. With the slogan “For a Tastier and Healthier Tomorrow,” the campaign is focused on the unique taste, quality and health aspects derived from table olives and olive oil. The campaign is focused on the taste, quality […]

16 May

Back to Business for Timbercorp Olives

By Sandra Godwin, The Boundary Bend olive harvest was under way this week after a halt caused by Timbercorp’s financial woes. After a three-day shutdown, workers at Timbercorp olive groves at Boort and Boundary Bend got back to the business of harvesting olives last week. The harvest ground to a halt earlier in the week […]

14 May

Fish, nuts and olive oil may cut risk of age-related blindness

A diet of fish, nuts and olive oil, as well as moving away from trans fats, can help lower the risk of a common eye disorder, two separate studies reported this week. The studies both found that adding omega-3 fatty acids to a diet significantly reduced the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease […]

10 May

SOS Cuetara to issue 200 mln euros of shares to plug hole

Spain’s SOS Cuetara (SOS.MC) said on Sunday it would issue 200 million euros of new shares to plug a hole in its accounts after top executives were discovered siphoning off funds to buy shares in the olive oil bottler. SOS said it was restating 2008 results and booking a loss after it emerged that chairman […]

10 May

Two Microsoft millionaires cultivate high-end Italian olive oil

By Melissa Allison & Amy Martinez, This fall during the olive harvest in Italy, Dan McCarthy plans to have about 180 bottles of freshly pressed olive oil shipped by air from the 50-acre Tuscan estate of his former Queen Anne customers, Enzo Schiano and Claire Beliard. To cover the airfreight, McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants […]