02/03/2014 - Exports and internationalization have become two strategic factors for Spanish extra virgin olive oil companies that currently strive to expand and compete successfully in international markets, driving commercialization towards this star product of the Mediterranean Diet, improving its image and promoting the understanding of Spanish EVOO as a quality and healthy food.

06/02/2014 - The International Olive Council (IOC) is hosting, between today and June 6, the 22nd extraordinary meeting of its Council of Members at the headquarters of the agency in Madrid, under the presidency of Neset Akkoc, from Turkey, who will perform this function until April 30, 2015.

05/30/2014 - The Spanish food and beverage industry turnover in 2013 reached 91.903 million euros in net product sales of this sector, which meant, despite the contraction of the Spanish economy, a nominal growth of 1.9% over the past year, although in real terms there was a fall of 1.1%.

05/29/2014 - EU Member States experts endorsed this week detailed emergency measures, proposed by the Commission, to prevent the introduction and spread within the EU of Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterium harmful to many crops.

05/28/2014 - Several Spanish universities will bet this year on training the olive oil sector, during the summer season, offering a full program of educational activities related to the olive juice, the star product of the Mediterranean diet and flagship of Spanish cuisine.

Interview with the President of Caja Rural de Jaén

05/27/2014 - Speaking of Caja Rural de Jaén is speaking of an entity -the first in market share in the Andalusian province- closely linked to the olive sector from its origins, which strives to support all industry players in those activities and needs related to the production and marketing of olive oil.

05/26/2014 - Fitch Learning Center in New York will host next June 27 and 28 a Seminar on Quality and Intensive Olive Oil Tasting, organized by Extra Virgin Alliance (EVA) and addressed to buyers, food professionals, chefs and extra virgin olive oil lovers.

05/23/2014 - Olive oil, behind fruits and vegetables, is one of the main sectors in which Spanish agri-food cooperatives operate. Specifically, 31% of cooperatives in Spain are active in the olive oil sector and bring together 13% of the total turnover, as reflected in the Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias Annual Report 2013, presented yesterday coinciding with the assembly of this entity.

05/22/2014 - The Parc des Expositions of Paris Nord Villepinte will welcome from 19 to 23 October one of the major events of the food industry, SIAL Paris, held every two years in the French capital featuring more than 6,000 exhibitors and 150,000 high-level visitors.

Interview with the High Commissioner of Marca España (OACME)

05/21/2014 - The High Commissioner for Marca España received us in his great office on the rooftop of the North Tower of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros (Madrid, 1944) describes himself as a faithful servant of his country and is, among other things, a lover of good olive oil.