29 Jan

A store about olive and nothing else in Toronto

Article by Nicole Visschedyk, Photo by Peter J. Thompson, If you think the new Olive and Olive Oil shop is the ultimate in niche shopping, consider this: Not only is every item in the store olive-based, but it all comes from one small village in Northern Turkey. Mehmet Uzel, who opened Toronto’s first olive-only store […]

26 Jan

Turkish Olive oil sector aims for Asia

To increase foreign trade, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TİM) is preparing some overseas publicity activities for all sectors, particularly olive and olive oil. China and India are the priority targets for the advertising campaigns, TİM Chairman Oğuz Satıcı said midweek at a press conference held by olive and olive oil sector representatives at the Foreign […]

08 Dec

Turkish Olive oil sector struck by internal fighting

Once ranking forth after Spain, Italy and Greece, Turkish olive oil production suffered a setback. Now it ranks sixth after Syria and Tunisia. As olive oil consumption is on the rise world wide globally, efforts are underway to increase Turkey’s share in global production. But the necessary transition to modern harvesting is slow and the […]

23 Nov

Turkish Olive producers move toward trademarks

The president of the Olive and Olive Oil Union has said their long-term target is to use only trademarked products in their export operations. Olive and Olive Oil Union President Cahit Çetin spoke with the Anatolia news agency yesterday. He said his union is number one in Turkey for the export of packaged olive products, […]

19 Nov

Turkish Olive, olive oil exports declining dramatically

By Bora Erdin, The olive and olive oil sector experienced a drastic decline in exports compared with October of last year, export figures for October 2007 revealed last week. Meanwhile, total exports of agriculture and stockbreeding sectors increased by 39.93 percent to $1.28 billion, according to the same figures. The situation concerning olives and olive […]