08/29/2014 - Deoleo recorded a loss of 25.5 million euros in the first half of the year compared with 4.2 million profit recorded in the same period last year. The company explained in a statement that net profit has been hampered by the appellants-not financial expenses of 23 million euros from the cancellation of the old refinancing contract and the commissioning of the CVC Deoleo capital inflows.

09/28/2014 - The Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policy (MIPAAF) has launched an action plan against Xylella fastidiosa, a harmful bacteria for many crops, including olive, and detected in the Italian province of Lecce (in Apulia region).

09/27/2014 - The University of Jaén (UJA) and the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro held, from 21 to 25 July, two courses on "Introduction to tasting virgin olive oils" targeted to individuals linked to the world of restoration in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro.

09/26/2014 - The International Olive Council (IOC) has joined the initiative of Associazione Pandolea-Donne dell'Olio, an Italian entity composed of women who are olive oil producers, for publishing recipes made with this product under the WE-Women for Expo project.

08/25/2014 - A new edition of Olivinus, the International Competition of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2014, will start tomorrow August 26 at the International Hotel in Mendoza (Argentina).

We will be with you again on 25 August. We wish all our subscribers, partners and friends a happy holiday!

07/24/2014 - We are pleased to say that we have launched a new issue of Mercacei Magazine, which includes content and articles with a strong international character. So, we pay special attention to the Japanese initiative Olive Japan; we perform an exotic trip to Willow Creek Olive State, the largest olive plantation in South Africa; we embark on the great adventure of the Canadian writer Julie Angus, through her book Olive Odyssey; and we review the successes of Spanish EVOOs in the "World's Best Olive Oils" project, the most expected and also feared ranking by producers around the world.

07/24/2014 – We already know the dates of some of the most important national and international trade fairs to be held during 2015. All of them aim to promote the olive heritage of each area, as well as the latest innovations in machinery and scientific progress, and to recognize the effort of quality olive oil producers.

07/23/2014 - The next International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Savantes programme will be held at Hotel Fontecruz Toledo, in Toledo (Spain) on 24th-26th September, where many samples of the world's best EVOOs will be able to try and participants will have the opportunity to discuss about the current market situation, the health benefits of olive juice and its culinary uses and quality standards.

07/22/2014 - The province of Catamarca, located in the north of Argentina, will host Expolivo, the International Olive Fair that will celebrate its seventh edition from 11 to 14 September. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Production and Development of the Government of this province and it will contact leading representatives of olive growing with major companies, producers, business associations, traders, professionals and technicians operating in olive areas of Argentine.