Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

  • Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Laconiko Wins Gold at the NYIOOC

    Laconiko Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced by Greek importer and Manassas, VA based Our Family’s Olive Oil, LLC was recognized this past week as one of the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the world by the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC).

    laconico_olive_oilLocally owned, Greek olive oil producer and importer, Our Family’s Olive Oil, LLC, was recognized this past week as having one the best Extra Virgin Olive Oils in the world. The company’s EVOO, imported from the Peloponnese region of Greece and known as Laconiko, received the NYIOOC Gold Award in the category of Medium Olive Oil, which is defined by the competition as “the perfect go-to EVOO for everyday use”. With over 700 producer applicants from 25 different countries applying, Laconiko stood out as one of the best for a second consecutive year, in what many view as the biggest olive oil competition globally. “Winning at the NYIOOC was a big honor for our family,” said Diamantis, who together with his brother Dino have created a very reputable client base that spans numerous regions of the United States and abroad.

    Dimantis and Dino started the company in 2010. They are fourth generation producers and first generation importers, bringing their family’s olive oil to the United States from Greece. Aspiring to have one of the best EVOO’s in the world, the brothers are on the road continuously promoting their product line through trade shows, food festivals and in-store tastings. Today, Laconiko is in close to 60 boutique, gourmet, specialty, and oil-vinegar stores, throughout the East Coast. With a state of the art warehouse and showroom, the company is looking to expand it’s distribution channels and overall following across the entire United States.

    The Laconiko product line consists of the award winning original EVOO along with 10 premium infused flavors, all derived from their olive grove estate, entailing the Koroneiki olive varietal. Laconiko is available for retail outlets interested in carrying premium EVOO products.

    To learn more about Laconiko olive oil products and to inquire about becoming a distributor, please contact:

    Diamantis or Dino Pierrakos
    Office: (571) 292-1394
    Email: info@laconiko.com
    Website: www.laconiko.com

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  • Expert in Bag-in-Box® solutions to open the Olive oil market

    Smurfit Kappa, one of the world leaders in paper-based packaging solutions, will exhibit for the first time this year at the annual Expoliva trade show in Jaén, Spain.

    The trade show, organized in collaboration with the Scientific-Technical Symposium, will see experts, growers and researchers from the olive oil come together. The event, in its 17th year, will be held from 6 to 9 May 2015.

    An expert in Bag-in-Box® solutions, Smurfit Kappa will showcase its range of products and services at this event. Bag-in-Box® and Pouch-Up® (printed stand-up pouch) are perfect packaging solutions for olive oil – they protect the product from light and oxygen, keeping the oil fresh for a long time.

    Smurfit Kappa is one of the few players to offer a complete Bag-in-Box® packaging system solution. From bags, pouches and taps, through to boxes and accessories, to complete filling lines, the company allows customers to work with a single partner throughout the whole process of packaging olive oil.

    Florence Decock, Pouch-Up® Product Manager Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, says, “We are excited to bring an innovation packaging solution to the olive oil market – the Pouch-Up®. This packaging is ideal for oil and has proven popular with consumers: it is attractive, modern, easy to use and environmentally friendly.”

    The Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box team will be available for enquiries from 6 to 9 May in International Pavilion Stand 22 in Jaén.

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    Smurfit Kappa, one of the world leaders in paper-based packaging solutions, will exhibit for the first time this year at the annual Expoliva trade show in Jaén, Spain. The trade show, organized in collaboration with the Scientific-Technical Symposium, will see experts, growers... 
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