2017/22/05 - The headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome will host the 105th session of the Council of Members of the International Olive Council (IOC) from 23 May to 26 September.
2017/19/05 - Turkey has launched this year a new national competition for olive oil under the name IOC Mario Solinas Award to the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Turkey. This is the first Turkish competition to be held under the auspices of this organism, in accordance with the decision of the International Olive Council about the award of this sector and its institutional sponsorship to national competitions organized by the competent authorities of each country.
2017/18/05 - The European Commission (EC) and the Spanish Table Olive Interprofessional Organization (Interaceituna) will invest 7.5 million euros to promote the Spanish table olive in one of the main strategic markets in this sector: the United States. The presentation of the campaign, which will take place over the next three years, took place yesterday at the Spanish restaurant Toro in Nueva York in a ceremony that brought together more than 30 media.
2017/17/05 - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects world production of olive oil in the next 2017/18 season to recover to 3.12 million tons, in regard of the 2.63 million tons from the previous season.
2017/16/05 - The presentation of innovations by public and private institutions, as well as companies in the olive sector has been the absolute protagonist of the XVIII International Fair of Olive Oil and Related Industries, Expoliva, which closed its doors last May 13th as the best edition of its History and consolidating its hegemony as a benchmark of the olive sector in the international arena.
2017/12/05 - The success of private label and the impact of price increases across European countries is driving up value sales of olive oil, according to the latest figures from IRI, the provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and retailers. Despite challenging economic conditions and poor harvests in Spain, Italy and Greece during 2015, value sales were up in several markets, with total sales of €3bn (Jan-Dec 2016) in Western Europe, while prices rose on average by 4.8%.
2017/11/05 - The organoleptic characteristics of great extra virgin olive oils are conditioned and influenced by the plant’s nature, the environment where it grows and the farming methods, understanding as such their genetic origin, agrological habitat and the cultivation techniques employed, respectively. Yet, let’s go one step beyond and boldly ask: will the anthropic environment that surrounds a plantation also influence the oils that are obtained in each area? Will the region’s human history leave an imprint on the nuances of one or another olive juice? Will the olive tree itself have been influenced by historical events that elapsed through the centuries? And, if so, could these nuances become apparent while conducting an olive oil tasting?
2017/10/05 - For a few years now, Jaén has been living a real revolution regarding quality, creativity and innovation. No less than 29 extra virgins from this province are among the 100 best EVOOs in the world according to the results obtained in the International Competition for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil EVOOLEUM Awards. Among them, 5 are included in its TOP10. In our Mercacei Magazine Expoliva Special Issue we wanted to know the reasons that explain this success and how to face the challenges of the future, and for this we have gathered outstanding personalities of the sector that share a common link, in addition to their origin: all of them contribute with their effort, work and dedication to place Jaén and its juices in the place they deserve at an international level. We advance exclusively the conclusions of this encounter published entirely in Mercacei Magazine 91.
2017/09/05 - From tomorrow until May 13th, Jaén will reaffirm its status as the true global olive oil heart and strategic nerve center of the sector with the celebration at the Provincial Fair and Congress Center of Jaén (Ifeja) of the XVIII International Fair of Olive Oil and Allied Industries, Expoliva 2017. In this framework, Mercacei will again have a privileged space (Interior Pavilion Stand D-23) to make a wide information coverage and distribute its range of publishing products for the olive sector.
2017/08/05 - The stability and solidity in current prices and the exponential growth of the superintensive olive grove worldwide are some of the main conclusions of the "Caja Rural de Jaén Report on the Situation for Olive Growing" presented today in the framework of the previous activities to Expoliva, which will take place in Jaén from 10 to 13 May.