Oliviers & Co : know how and history

 
 
 

Oliviers& Co know-how

From the thousand-year-old olive tree, emblem of our house since its creation, we smile every year the best olive oils. Coming from the most beautiful Mediterranean orchards, then bottled in Haute-Provence, our vintage oils offer each harvest a new facet of this mythical fruit. And behind each bottle, the passion that expresses itself is that of the men of the olive tree.

 

Oliviers&Co history

The Oliviers&Co. adventure began 25 years ago in the heart of Provence, in the charming village of Mane. At the centre of this project, exceptional men who gathered around a common passion: the making of olive oil.

We set out to meet the most renowned olive oil producers of the Mediterranean Basin: the cultivation of the olive tree is a unique know-how that is transmitted from generation to generation in Provence. And we presented our project to them: to give olive oil a place of choice in contemporary gastronomy.

Olive oil is to the olive tree what wine is to the vine. The fruit of the olive tree hides a treasure trove of flavours and aromas that our brand would like the whole world to discover.

Beautiful encounters, the taste of the soil, of the great vintages: that's what Oliviers&Co is all about.

Today Oliviers&Co makes you discover and revisit the typical products of the Mediterranean region with one constant: the quest for quality at every stage, in every product, to offer you good and healthy products.

 

 
 

Oliviers&Co in few dates

 

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS OLIVE OIL

Oliviers&Co began when a group of photographers set out on a journey across the Mediterranean in search of the olive-growing world. Tasting on their way through the region, meeting friendly and dedicated people and an incredible diversity of flavours ... their inspiration was manifested in the concept "like wines, olive oil could be tasted and worthy of recognition just like the great vintages".

 


1996 - OLIVIERS & CO. WAS FOUNDED

Oliviers & Co. was founded in Mane, Alpes de Haute-Provence to share the tastes of the Mediterranean. The first telephone orders were initially for selected olive oils discovered during Oliviers & Co's inaugural journey across the Mediterranean.

 


1997 - ERIC VERDIER - QUALITY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ARRIVES AT OLIVIERS & CO.

Arrival of the Director of Quality and Product Development at Oliviers & Co, otherwise known as the "Olive Oil Sommelier" at Oliviers&Co Eric Verdier establishes the strict criteria for the selection of olive oil at Oliviers&Co; recognized throughout the olive oil industry as the mandate to ensure superior quality.

 


THE BIRTH OF CHEFS' CREATIONS

Jean-Marie Meulien, a member of the Haute Cuisine Française and chef of many prestigious Provencal and Parisian restaurants, is called upon by Oliviers & Co to concoct culinary creations inspired by olives and olive oil, several of which have become perennial recipes in any cuisine, such as Genovese pesto with basil, parmesan and pine nuts, and pesto with pepper and ricotta, whose name speaks for itself. Jean-Marie Meulien serves as a reference for the greatest European chefs who will contribute to the future creations of the chefs of Oliviers & Co.

 


1998 - OPENING OF THE FIRST OLIVIERS&CO SHOP

The first boutique opens in Paris on Ile St Louis, followed by several others in France. This shop format served as a proto-type as Oliviers & Co. began its international expansion.

 


2000-2001 OLIVIERS&CO EXPANDS INTERNATIONALLY.

Oliviers & Co. opens its first international boutiques in the United States (in the historic New York landmark, Grand Central, adjacent to its main food court, on Newbury Street in Boston and in the first luxury shopping centre in the United States, in Short Hills, NJ), Belgium, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Brazil and Japan, while continuing to grow at a steady pace in France.

 


2002 - 2004 - 65 SHOPS WORLDWIDE AND EXPANSION OF ITS PRODUCT RANGES

13 new shop openings, including Australia; to a total of 65 shops worldwide.

The expansion of Oliviers & Co. extends to its range of products, with the introduction of the everlasting bestseller - Oliviers & Co.'s premium balsamic vinegar of Modena.

 


2005 - 2006

 


MANAGEMENT: Mr. Albert Baussan, our main olive grower, becomes majority shareholder and CEO of Oliviers & Co.

OLIVIERSANDCO.COM : Oliviers & Co USA launches oliviersandco.com first e-commerce website.

LAUNCH OF THE CARE LINE : With the increasingly widespread health benefits of olive oil, Oliviers & Co launches its home-grown olive oil-based skin care line.

 


2007 - NATIONAL RECIPE CAMPAIGN FOR THE FAMOUS ELLE A TABLE MAGAZINE

On the strength of its advertising dynamic in France, Oliviers & Co launches its first national advertising campaign in the renowned gourmet publication, Elle a Table.

 


OLIVIERS&CO PRESENTED IN THE OLIVE OIL MUSEUM OF THE ACCLAIMED INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL IN BOSTON

The restaurant Miel has its own private dining room, "The Olive Oil Museum" with 14 seats, exclusively supplied with olive oil from Oliviers & Co.

 


2011 - HONOURS AND AWARDS

In 2011, Mr. Albert Baussan is awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, the highest decoration in France.

The following year, Eric Verdier received the Chevalier du Mérite Agricole , for his exceptional contribution to agriculture.

 


INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

Oliviers&Co is developing in Europe in Greece, Romania and Germany.

 


TODAY

Oliviers&Co is 52 shops in 12 countries, a presence in delicatessens and exceptional restaurants in France and abroad.

A constantly growing organic range and innovations every year around condiments, oils and Mediterranean delicatessen recipes...

Last edit on 12/30/2020