Category: News

BLOOMBERG ON GREEK OLIVE OIL

August 2015, News Greece is home to more than 520,000 olive growers, many of whom rely on traditional methods such as handpicking the fruit. Cold pressing, where a machine crushes the olives to extract the oil without the aid of heat or chemicals, is the norm. This qualifies four-fifths of...

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NEW SHIPMENT

Olive Oil Selections’ latest shipment landed on the Charleston docks in late June. It consists of three EVOOs: Its own cooperative Lakonia Koroneiki and neighboring Athenolia varietals, plus a first time partnership with a newly established coop from Crete with Koroneiki orchards grown at altitude. It includes red wine vinegar...

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67% of California EVOOs fail Standards Test

NEWS 9 JUNE 2015   Olive Oil Importers Association of North America (NAOOA) did off-the-shelf testing of 18 Californian EVOOs to check their compliance with the new Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) grade and labeling standards, reporting that 67% of the sample failed to meet them.   More: http://www.calathena.com/09/analysis-of-the-naooa-report-on-random-testing-of-california-evoo...

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Costco Goes Greek

Costco Goes Greek Source: The Pappas Post, April 28, 2015 Costco dropped Italian sources for Greek producers. Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti said that the availability of the extra-virgin olive oil Costco usually purchases from Italy is down to one-tenth of the normal level. “We wanted to get a...

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Olive Oil Prices Rising

Olive Oil Prices Rising March 5, 2015 Source: Olivenews   The 2014-15 global harvest season was the lowest of the past 15 years. Italy’s disastrous harvest and Spain’s reduced output have pushed prices up for this year. Italian EVOO at the source is currently up 90% (€5.35 vs €2.82 per...

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