World Olive Oil Exhibition - El Encuentro Mundial del Aceite de Oliva

Saturday 24 February 2018 - Director LUIGI CARICATO - staff@olioofficina.net

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The WOOE’s success

The WOOE’s success

“The 7th World Olive Oil Exhibition tends to be the Fair’s consolidation as the world’s reference for olive oil. The Gourmet Area – claims José Luis Murcia, the executive director of the exhibition – is an invaluable asset because it allows us to widen the gastronomic possibilities offered by such a delightful and versatile product as the olive oil. The trade – adds Murcia answering to our interview – is always the key objective of the Wooe, which concentrates its work on increasing business contacts among purchasers and sellers” > Maria Carla Squeo


United States. Olive oil imports, trends

United States. Olive oil imports, trends

Over the years, structural changes have been observed in the import market. Spain currently dominates the bulk market and is gaining volume in the bottled container sector. For the second year in a row, Spain is the first supplier to the US in terms of volume > International Olive Council


Standing out with the packaging design

Standing out with the packaging design

2018 Le Forme dell’Olio Contest: Awards. Being part of the Olio Officina project and to cooperate in its realization has been a unique and interesting experience, both honorable and formative. Out of it, I realized that more can be done, research and innovate to improve: studying a specific plug for olive oil, for instance > Francesco Di Donato


The Festival through images

The Festival through images

The seventh edition ended of Olio Officina Festival in Milan. Before using words, here are the numerous highlights of the happening through pictures. Photos by Massimiliano Bordignon, Gianfranco Maggio, Nicola Morabito


World table olive market

World table olive market

World production of table olives over the last 30 crop years has grown steadily. World consumption of table olives is 2.86 times greater than 30 years ago, increasing by 186% over the period 1990/91 – 2017/18. The consumption of table olives can strengthen the natural defences of consumers > International Olive Council


2018 Le Forme dell’Olio Contest: Awards

2018 Le Forme dell’Olio Contest: Awards

Winners of the different categories of the fifth edition of the olive oil packaging and visual design contest have been decreed. Among categories appear “gift packaging”, “retail oils” and, for the very first time, “travel oils”. Beauty and functionality have played the lion’s share, leading to a number of special awards and commendations. Overall, the quality of containers has significantly grown. Even ways to present and tell the story of oil and of companies have remarkably improved. The Le Forme dell’Olio Award aims at paying tribute and awarding the most innovative and bravest companies > Maria Carla Squeo


The mill is Fico

The mill is Fico

There is an original and unusual thematic space centred on extra virgin olive oil in Bologna. What is Fico? It is not only something very very cool, but also the acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Contadina (Italian Farming Factory). Indeed, there is a dedicated area, called "Ulivo Bistrot”, where olives are milled to extract oil, which is immediately packed and sold to those who want to purchase it > Maria Carla Squeo


Christmas at the Mill

Christmas at the Mill

On Christmas Day, December 25th, especially in the past, when olives harvesting lasted until January or longer, olive oil mills were in the middle of oil production and often celebrated while working 24/7, uninterruptedly. Some olive oil mills still work on Christmas Day and people can still make a toast with friends, exactly the way they used to do in the past, sometimes with bruschetta seasoned with freshly-pressed oil > Maria Carla Squeo


PICS
All senses for oil

All senses for oil

This is a preview for our readers of the third, winther issue, of OOF International Magazine, a quarterly magazine printed in both English and Italian. The cover catchphrase reads: "All senses for oil. Panel test. History of a method". Have you subscribed yet?

The Olive Tree Genome

The Olive Tree Genome

The book - edited by Eddo Rugini, Luciana Baldoni, Rosario Muleo and Luca Sebastiani - gives an introductory overview on genetics, genomics and growing of olive trees. These enduring and multifunctional trees are relevant not only for table and oil olives production, but also for the landscape and history of rural areas


The European high-quality oils

The European high-quality oils

Olive oil specialist from Italy and Spain conducted large scale of in-store promotions at retail stores for consumers and staff trainings for workers in the trade industry to provide the knowledge of extra virgin olive oil and quality control in Tokyo > Ceq Consortium to Guarantee Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Ceq Italia and QvExtra!

Ceq Italia and QvExtra!

In recent years, the market of olive oils in Japan has been expanding and “olive oil” is gaining popularity among the consumers. Although, Japan is not a member of the International Olive Council and there is no standards for the quality of olive until today. The European Union announced to launch a 3-year promotional campaign for high-quality European extra virgin olive oils from 2017 to 2019 in Japan


The QvExtra! International and CEQ Italia, Alliance Sets Out to Conquer USA and Japan

The QvExtra! International and CEQ Italia, Alliance Sets Out to Conquer USA and Japan

The ShiftTowards Internationalization in Favor of Quality EVOOs in Two of The Fastest-Growing Global Markets


Robot olive mill

Robot olive mill

Pressing olives, pressing ideas. The new issue of OOF International Magazine exclusively deals with the universe of olive oil mills and millers. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles


Raising the profile of Tunisian olive oil

Raising the profile of Tunisian olive oil

Using innovation and technology to transform Tunisia’s olive oil industry was the focus of a high-level conference today in the country’s capital, Tunis. The event, organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), drew around 80 industry players from Tunisia, Morocco and Europe to discuss the latest trends and advances in the field


A postmark for Pantaleo oil

A postmark for Pantaleo oil

The most attentive collectors managed to get the special edition of a stamp cancellation celebrating the “Selezione Oro” bottle of the well-known oil producing company from Fasano, Apulia, including a postcard illustrated by artist Doriano Strologo  > Maria Carla Squeo


Brazil. Imports of olive oil and table olives

Brazil. Imports of olive oil and table olives

Over the last ten crop years the trend in imports per product category has altered considerably. Currently, 87% of imported oil is of the virgin or extra virgin olive oil category, 12% is olive oil and only 1% is olive pomace oil.  > International Olive Council


OOF 2018 is getting closer

OOF 2018 is getting closer

I am a tree. This is the main theme of the seventh edition of Olio Officina Festival, which will be held from 1st to 3rd February 2018, once again, in the halls of Milan historic Palazzo delle Stelline. The postcard and poster have been designed by artist Doriano Strologo, from the Italian region of Marche


A new glance on olive oil

A new glance on olive oil

On 12th September, at Munich Simei-Drinktec, Luigi Caricato was the only speaker dealing with olive oils in his remarks titled “The evolution of packaging and marketing in the olive oil sector. From selection of materials to visual design”.


Being olive oil tasters

Being olive oil tasters

What kind of tool is the olive oil panel test? Has it been useful, 25 years after its institution? Does tasters and panel heads training work or does it involve any gaps? We have talked about all this and much more with the President of Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Sostanze Grasse (Italian association for research on fatty substances), Professor Lanfranco Conte > Luigi Caricato


Packaging contest. Entries are open

Packaging contest. Entries are open

All extra virgin olive oil producers and packers can take part in the fifth edition of the contest Le Forme dell’olio, organized by Olio Officina to further enhance and give increased visibility to olive oils of excellence


Oil under the spotlights

Oil under the spotlights

The International Olive Council has a very dense agenda of initiatives for the final part of the year. They range from strictly economic matters, also related to market statistical data, to focus on research, including an important meeting involving the most prestigious scholars and another rendez-vous, in preparation to an international workshop that will be held in Davis, US, in January 2018, to finish with promotional activities in Japan, United States and China


Evooleum 2018

Evooleum 2018

Published by Mercacei, the second edition of the Guide presents the World's Best 100 extra virgin olive oils, recognized at the Evooleum Awards, international prizes for quality in extra virgin olive oil, organized by Aemo, Spanish Association of Olive municipalities, and Mercacei


Immaculate labels

Immaculate labels

Innovation. In the era of visual and tactile communication, Arconvert provides the most effective materials to trigger stimuli and emotions, depending on the relevant target. Interview with marketing manager Chiara Tomasi > Maria Carla Squeo


A project of brand identity

A project of brand identity

The greatest challenge is to condense the identity of a product into a few square inches of paper. Unlike wine, oil labels – apart from a very few interesting projects of packaging – are more formal, with similar colour schemes, consisting of various shades of green and yellow, and with a more central and traditional design > Alessia Cipolla


New ways to communicate

New ways to communicate

For years, extra virgin olive oil bottles have been austere, but they have slowly and progressively changed, so much that they have reached the segment of luxury, as high fashion has done > Maria Carla Squeo


The BioSpremi project

The BioSpremi project

BioSpremi is presented as the alternative to invasive and polluting industrial production, as a guarantee of quality, environmental sustainability and money saving


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TASTE
Antico Borgo, the scent and flavours of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trine

Antico Borgo, the scent and flavours of the Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino trine

A Tuscan PGI oil made by Terre dell’Etruria, a farming cooperative society that has invested all it has on its members, expertly helping and guiding them towards quality and success. The most impressive features of this extra virgin oil, flavour apart, are its remarkable quality/price ratio and extraordinary yield > Luigi Caricato

My name is Italo

My name is Italo

An extra virgin olive oil from Abruzzo, made from blending oils of five olive cultivars, including the widely acclaimed Dritta. A soft oil, full of fruity attributes that give it body and personality. Versatile, with a great quality-price ratio and excellent dressing efficiency, it bears the signature of Fattoria del Torquato > Luigi Caricato

COOKING
Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Ravioli with Garda extra virgin olive oil stuffing and black olive charcoals

Extra Virgin Garda DOP olive oil’s distinctive traits are its naturally delicate flavor and its elegance. At the taste it can be recognized for harmony or its organoleptic notes and for the light and balanced aromas: the scents of fresh grass, aromatic herbs, hay and artichoke, together with the typical almond aftertaste, make it unique. Recipe by chef Carlo Bresciani

Quinoa and lentil casserole

Quinoa and lentil casserole

This dish is perfect for a evening meal: full of healthy, nourishing ingredients, it will delight every pulse, veggie and herb-loving person. A recipe given to us by Olio Turri Fratelli

WEB
Olio Turri's blog, a happy exception

Olio Turri's blog, a happy exception

Very few oil producers run blogs. Turri's, with its minimalistic design, is both simple and elegant. It is also available in English: posts are published at regular intervals and dispatched through newsletters > Luigi Caricato

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