Bulk Olive Oil Information
Bulk Olive Oil Manufacturing Blog

Bulk Olive Oil Blog

How To Choose The Right Grade Of Bulk Olive Oil [For Manufacturers]

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

3 Steps To Choosing The Right Grade Of Bulk Olive Oil For Your Food ProductIf you're working on a new product which uses olive oil as an ingredient, the first step is to decide what is the best grade to use in your product. 

There are a lot of factors that tie into this final olive oil grade decision-- many little interwebbed strings that connect this decision with the outer-reaches of your business planning.  Choosing a grade is not only an R&D decision; it ties into purchasing, marketing and new business development.  

To make a decision on the grade you'll use, you'll need to ask yourself questions like:

  • How much can I pay for this ingredient?  
  • Does a particular grade of oil make or break the taste profile for my product?  
  • Does our target market prefer that we use a particular grade, like Extra Virgin?  
  • Can we afford to factor their opinions in?  Can we afford not to?

Before you get overwhelmed, I'm going to streamline the decision process for you.  Just follow these 3 steps and you'll be well on your way to making a smart decision for your business.

Continue Reading

Topics: Advice For Manufacturers, Grade Information, Advice For Small Businesses

Bulk Oil Trends: August 31st, 2014

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Bulk Oil Manufacturing Industry Trends

For most of your families, it's back to school this week!

You may be in the throws of the final weekend today.  Get out there and do what you've got to do!  You get to enjoy a bit more quiet throughout the week from here on out.

In the meantime on your Sunday morning, sit back, relax and enjoy some reading.  In case you had a busy week, here's the latest bulk oil trends from the last few days.

Looking for a good dinner recipe for this week?  Celebrate the summer AND make your kids (and your mouth!) happy with the homemade classic grilling recipe.

Continue Reading

Is "Certified USDA Organic" Bulk Olive Oil Different Than "Organic"?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Is Bulk Olive Oil That Is "USDA Certified Organic" Different than "Organic"?If you're producing a product that is organic, it's important to understand the difference between organic and certified USDA organic.  

The USDA certification is regulated under the National Organic Program or NOP.  The primary difference between organic and certified USDA organic relates to who is making the claim and if there is paperwork provided (by the right people) to back that organic statement up. 

In this discussion, we'll first review a definition of organic vs. certified USDA organic.  Then we'll look at a good example of these definitions from close to home.  Last, we'll talk about how this definition affects the labeling of your products.

This discussion is ideal for new food brands and organic manufacturers.

Continue Reading

Topics: Organic

How To Connect a Hose Attachment To A Tote Of Bulk Olive Oil

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Getting your bulk oil in totes for the first time can be a bit daunting, if you've never done it before.  We get lots of questions from manufacturers who are switching from smaller containers to totes about their functionality-- specifically:

"Once the tote arrives, how do we get actually get the oil out of the tote?"


Not to worry!  It's not that hard to get a new system set up.  But it certainly does help to have a step by step visual to see what you'll need to purchase in preparation.

We've found that the best way to get the bulk olive oil out of the tote-- specifically for small manufacturers or if you are new to totes-- is to use a valve that attaches to a hose.  Now, we've talked about how to attach a valve to the tote in the past, but we haven't talked much about what to connect to this valve after that.  So I'm going to do just that today!

Continue Reading

Topics: Advice For Manufacturers, Packaging

4 Things Your Bulk Olive Oil Manufacturer Should Always Be

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

4 Things Your Bulk Olive Oil Manufacturer Should Always BeFinding an olive oil manufacturer can feel like fumbling in the dark sometimes (the dark being... online).  It's vital for your business that you work with a supplier who can help take care of all of your needs.  

That's why we've compiled a short list of all of the things that we personally think you should expect, as a bottom line, from your olive oil supplier.  This applies whether you're searching for a new vendor or if you've been working with one for years.  

Making sure that you're working with an olive oil manufacturer who checks off on these four things well help keep your supply chain flowing smoothly and will make your job easier.

Continue Reading

Topics: Suppliers

Why You Should Be Buying Wholesale Olive Oil For Your Home

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Why You Should Be Buying Wholesale Olive Oil For Your HomeI think you should be buying wholesale olive oil for your home.

What really I mean is, if you're using enough, I think you should be buying your olive oil by the gallon or 35 Lb Container/5 gallon pail.  So what's "enough" olive oil to make wholesale volumes worthwhile?

When Does It Make Sense To Buy Wholesale Volumes?

Long story short, it makes sense to buy your olive oil in wholesale volumes when you can use it up before it goes bad.  Pretty straightforward right?  

Continue Reading

Topics: Suppliers

Bulk Oil Trends: August 24th, 2014

Posted by Hannah Broaddus


Happy Sunday!

We hope you're fully enjoying the last few weeks of summer.  It's already starting to cool down at nights, and this week, for many of your kids, is the last week of summer vacation.

In the bulk oil world, we covered some great topics this week-- so good, I can't choose my favorite.  Helpful price ranges we're spelled out, and real advice was given to businesses in many different industries.

In case you missed the excitement, here's a review of the top articles from this week.

At the bottom of this article, you'll also find this weeks recipe suggestion-- a nice cool summer salad.

Continue Reading

The Manufacturer's Ultimate Guide To Buying Organic Olive Oil in Bulk

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

The Manufacturer's Ultimate Guide To Buying Organic Olive Oil in BulkIf you buy organic olive oil in bulk for your company, here's all the basics that you're going to want to know.  We'll review the best questions we've gotten over the years about Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and give you some straight-forward and helpful answers.

Answers to questions like:

  1. How is organic olive oil made?
  2. How is organic extra virgin olive oil diffferent than regular extra virgin?
  3. Is "certified organic" different than just organic?
  4. Is organic olive oil always "extra virgin" olive oil too?
  5. What is the price of organic olive oil, especially compared to regular extra virgin olive oil?
  6. What makes the price of organic olive oil change?
  7. What kind of quality documentation should I expect?
  8. Is Organic Olive Oil also certified Kosher?
  9. What kind of packaging does organic olive oil come in?
Continue Reading

Topics: Organic, Advice For Manufacturers

Where Is The Best Place To Buy Olive Oil In Bulk?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

Where is the best place to buy olive oil in bulk?If you're on the search for olive oil in bulk, you may be coming up against the large confusing mass of directions for where to buy... Otherwise... known as Google.  

The best way to answer the question of where to buy bulk olive oil is to define what industry your business is in and find a supplier that matches with that.  

If we were sitting at a coffee shop, friend to friend, I would first ask you what you did and then I'd be able to point you to the right type of supply company.

So, I will try to do just that.  I have my coffee-- pull up a chair.

Continue Reading

Topics: Advice For Manufacturers, Suppliers, Advice For Small Businesses

What Is The Price Of Olive Oil in Bulk?

Posted by Hannah Broaddus

What Is The Price Of Olive Oil in Bulk?The first thing that you should know about bulk olive oil prices is that they change all the time.  

The second thing is that there are a number of different grades of olive oil, and each one comes at a different price, because it represents a different quality.  

The third thing is that the packaging you choose and the total volume that you buy affects your prices.  

Now let's begin with some real figures, which I know is what you're really looking for.  

Bulk Olive Oil Prices

I'm going to give you some accurate prices from over the last few years, so that you can begin to get an idea of what you will pay for olive oil in bulk, even if the market does change.  You'll see a range of the lowest prices to the highest prices in the last 5 years or so.  

Continue Reading

Topics: Prices