North American Olive Oil Association


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Upcoming events

    • 25 Aug 2015
    • The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, IL 60018
    Registration is closed

    Entries close on May 15, 2015
    Please fill in a separate entry for each product

    The Value for Money Olive Oil Competition is designed to provide realistic, actionable information to olive oil consumers in North America.

    This is the ONLY competition in which oils entered are collected from store shelves and foodservice distribution centers in the same way a typical buyer would acquire them.

    In addition to flavor scoring, the oils will also be scored based on health attributes and performance in the kitchen.

    Assessing the ratings with the product’s price will provide a unique Value score that is not offered in any other olive oil competition in the world today.

    The competition covers both Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Olive Oils. Extra virgin olive oils will be rated for flavor, healthy fat ratio, smoke point and price.

    Olive oils will be rated for healthy fat ratio, smoke point and price.

    Awards will be granted for the top value oils overall for both extra virgin olive oil and olive oil and the top value extra virgin olive oils in each of the following channels:

    • Boutique/Specialty
    • Grocery
    • Foodservice

    Producers and suppliers entering the competition will receive a host of promotional and operational benefits, including 

    • A value score customers can use to assist with purchasing decisions
    • Ranking of the oil’s value for money in different distribution channels
    • Incentives for distributors to maintain quality along the supply chain
    • Analysis of the oil’s health benefits based on the monounsaturated/saturated fatty acid ratio 
    • The oil’s smoke point
    • The oil’s free fatty acid and peroxide value
    • Publication of value for money scores, awards, purchase prices and other data on 
    • Publicity for award winners in a range of media

    • 25 Aug 2015
    • 26 Aug 2015
    • The Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, IL 60018

    Spend Wisely on Olive Oil

    August 25 and 26, 2015
    Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Illinois
    (easy access just outside Chicago)

    The inaugural North American Conference concentrating on practical olive oil usage

    • Covering extra virgin olive oil and olive oil
    • Emphasizing ‘Value for Money’ for consumers
    • Discussing the benefits and uses of olive oil compared to other edible oils and fats
    • Promoting increasing use of olive oil
    • Demonstrating olive oil flavors and cooking applications
    • Planning for increasing sales of olive oil
    • Olive Oil Value Competition for ‘off-the-shelf’ products
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasters Championship

    Valuable information and interaction for anyone with an interest in olive oil

    • Consumers
    • Retailers
    • Distributors
    • Importers
    • Manufacturers
    • Producers
    • Nutritionists and Dietitians
    • Chefs and Home Cooks
    • Teachers
    • Consultants
    • Researchers

Past events

25 Jun 2015 NAOOA Annual Meeting
09 Jan 2015 NAOOA Mid-Year Meeting
26 Jun 2014 NAOOA Annual Meeting
17 Jan 2014 NAOOA Mid-Year Meeting
28 Jun 2013 NAOOA Annual Meeting
18 Jan 2013 NAOOA Mid-Year Meeting
15 Jun 2012 Annual Meeting
13 Jan 2012 NAOOA Mid-Year Meeting
North American Olive Oil Association
3301 Route 66, Suite 205, Bldg. C • Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 922-3008 • Fax: (732) 922-3590 •

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