Pompeian Press Releases


New Offerings Include Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray, Organic Red Wine Vinegar, Organic Balsamic Vinegar and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

BALTIMORE, MD – (September 27, 2016) – With consumer demand for organic food on the rise and a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported trend of double digit growth in the organic sector, Pompeian is excited to introduce new Organic Vinegars and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray. The new products join Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the company's lineup of organic offerings that are bottled under evaluation and surveillance by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a USDA National Organic Program authorized certifying body that verifies adherence to program guidelines from sourcing, processing and storage to shipping. Pompeian's organic products are also certified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project Organization.

Naturally gluten free and non-allergenic, Pompeian Organic Vinegars are perfectly suited for vinaigrettes, marinades, dressings and sauces. Additionally, select varieties contain the mother, providing a wide variety of additional health benefits. The organic vinegars are available in three varieties, including: Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Red Wine Vinegar and Organic Balsamic Vinegar.

Pompeian"s new Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray is a premium, full-bodied extra virgin olive oil, ideal for salads, pasta and drizzling. The olive oil uses olives that are grown under conditions that protect the environment as well as the fruit and its natural antioxidants. The spray offers triple action use – drip, stream or spray – that allows for flexibility in cooking and total portion control.

"At Pompeian, we know that our consumers are increasingly interested in the quality of their food and where it comes from, whether from tree to bottle or vine to bottle," said David Bensadoun, Chief Executive Officer. "Expanding our organic offerings and working with the USDA for certification is one of the many ways we work to provide products that satisfy this need."

Both Pompeian's Organic Red Wine Vinegar and Pompeian's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar contain the mother, which is the dark, cloudy substance formed from naturally occurring pectin and apple or grape residues found in organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized vinegars. Unlike other vinegars on shelf, unfiltered, unpasteurized organic vinegar with the mother can be consumed on its own as part of a daily diet as the mother contains healthy bacteria filled with a high volume of antioxidants. These antioxidants, called polyphenols, improve digestion, boost the immune system, combat cholesterol, prevent dandruff, soothe sore throats, keep skin healthy, and reduce excess fat in cells, promoting weight loss.

Pompeian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray retails for $3.99-$4.99, Organic Red Wine & Apple Cider Vinegar retail for $2.99 and Organic Balsamic Vinegar retails for $3.99. For more information about Pompeian's new organic products, including where to buy and Pompeian's full product line, visit www.pompeian.com. And follow Pompeian on Facebook and Twitter.

About Pompeian, Inc.

Baltimore based since 1906, Pompeian, Inc. is America's largest national brand of olive oil, best-selling wine vinegars and a variety of cooking wines. In addition, Pompeian is the first brand to carry the USDA Quality Monitored seal on its extra virgin olive oil.

Pompeian® Group Partners With DCOOP Group of Spain to Become World Leader in Olive Oil Market

BALTIMORE, MD – (Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) – Pompeian Group, the Baltimore-based importer and distributor of olive oil and vinegar, is entering into a new equal partnership with the DCOOP Group of Spain, the largest olive oil cooperative in the world. Pompeian, through its group of olive oil companies in the United States, and DCOOP, through its subsidiary Mercaóleo, will conduct an exchange of shares with a transfer of assets between both holding companies. The partnership creates the global leader in olive oil, striving to meet the soaring demand for high quality, authentic olive oil with full traceability from tree to bottle. The first-of-its-kind agreement brings together the best possible raw materials and the finest production and bottling facilities in the world, merging assets that include an ultra-modern production facility in Spain directly next to the olive farms.

Pompeian Group is the top importer and manufacturer of olive oil in the United States that produces the #1 selling extra virgin olive oil on the market. A pioneer in bringing quality olive oil to the American table, Pompeian is the first national brand to carry the USDA Quality Monitored Seal. In addition, Pompeian's commitment to quality is extended through North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) and British Retail Consortium certifications and Carbon Trust membership. The family-owned Pompeian Group includes manufacturing plants on both the east and west coast. Additionally, the brand owns an olive grove in California. The Pompeian Group produces olive oils and vinegars sold under the Pompeian brand name.

The DCOOP Group of Spain is made up of 75,000 family farmers. The cooperative produces more than 250,000 metric tons of olive oil per year through 50 million trees. The world's largest olive grower, the DCOOP farmers produce a diverse crop, including Picual, Cornicabra, Manzanilla, Verdiales, Lechines and Arbequina olives.

"We are excited to work side by side with the DCOOP Group on this partnership to form a uniquely integrated group," said David Bensadoun, Chief Executive Officer of Pompeian Group. "Pompeian Group and the DCOOP Group share the same values and passion to work directly with family farmers to provide the highest quality olive oil in the world. The agreement will allow Pompeian Group to continue sourcing and producing the finest olive oil for U.S. consumers all year round."

DCOOP Group Chief Executive Officer Antonio Luque gave the following statement: "Pompeian Group is the most notable brand of olive oil in the United States and we are delighted to work together to ensure that the American table has consistent, quality olive oil. This partnership is the first step in building a leading olive oil enterprise that will provide consumers with full transparency from farm to plate."

For more information about Pompeian Group, visit www.pompeian.com. And follow Pompeian on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the DCOOP Cooperative of Spain, visit www.dcoop.es.

About Pompeian Group

Baltimore based since 1906, Pompeian is America's largest national brand of olive oil, best-selling wine vinegars and a variety of cooking wines. The Pompeian Group will reach total sales of $405 million this year. In addition, Pompeian is the first brand to carry the USDA Quality Monitored seal on its extra virgin olive oil.

About DCOOP Group

The DCOOP Group is a large, second-degree cooperative in Spain that partners with companies and not individuals. Partners include cooperatives whose owners consist of more than 75,000 farmers and stockbreeders in southern Spain. Olive Oil, olives, goat milk, wheat, livestock, supplies and services are the divisions in which DCOOP devotes its activities. The DCOOP Group is the world's largest olive oil producer with average crops of 250,000 tons. Its revenue will achieve 900 million EUR this year. All product sold by the DCOOP Group is produced by cooperative farmers. The DCOOP Group has subsidiaries called Mercaoleo and Qorteba, and offices in China and the United States.

Contact Information

Megan Weber Hunter Public Relations 212-679-6600 x 218 mweber@hunterpr.com