This year BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, which took place in Nuremberg from 12 – 15 February, featured the “Experience the World of OLIVE OIL” series of events with practical insights into the quality features of high-quality organic olive oils. In addition, the fair’s visitors had the chance to select the best olive oils for the Olive Oil Award, which were eventually also evaluated by major olive oil judges. The companies that participated this year were 107 in total, while 10 awards and 20 honorable mentions (recommendations) were handed out. Cretan company Terra Creta participated with organic extra virgin olive oil products, earning the highest distinction, “TOP 10”, and also received a “Recommendation”, the next highest prize. It is worth noting that no other Greek olive oil received a “TOP 10” nod.
Expansion to China in the works
Olive oil consumption and especially extra virgin olive oil in China has seen a significant increase in recent years. Of the 28,000 tons of olive oil imported by China a decade back, its imports have now exceeded 45,000 tons. Terra Creta –with 94% of its production being exported– aims to strengthen its presence in this growing for olive oil market. “We hope to expand our business soon in the major Chinese market,” said Terra Creta CEO, Mr Nektarios Dadis.
Apart from China, Terra Creta, which was established 19 years ago, is currently exporting its EVOO and other products to more than 40 countries, while it is collaborating with major retail chains such as Rewe, Edeka, Amazon, Costco, Wallmart, Colruyt Group, Auchan, and Mega Image.
About Terra Creta
Terra Creta, was founded in early 2001, by Cretan visionaries with extensive knowledge and experience in olive oil production and sales. Since 2009, they have operated from their new site in the heart of Crete’s most renowned region for olive oil production –Kolymvari in Western Crete. The company’s state-of-the-art production facilities are equipped with the most modern production lines, high capacity stainless steel tanks, and one of the most advanced olive mills available.
At the core of their business is the production and promotion of superior quality extra virgin olive oil from the certified Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) region of Kolymvari to international consumers around the world.