Shawn's blog : Quality | The Olive Oil Source Wholesale Store


Quality Driven Market Expansion

I took some grief about my post on August 9th, among other things being accused of doing “…sh—ty marketing….” which sort of perplexed me.  I did not mention our products, I did not make any comparisons of anything we do to anyone else, nor are we really a competitor of Deo Leo as we could only hope to be operating on that scale and we don’t operate in that market.

August 22, 2018

Fake News

I have been following, at some remove, the steady flow of lawsuits in the olive oil industry, not in small part through The Olive Oil Times but also through other media. It is really a staggering lineup including so many of the giants like Deoleo, Filippo Berio, Safeway Inc., Capatriti (Kangadis), and the most recent additions to the list, J.M.

August 9, 2018


When I got into this business I had visions of sunset strolls through the orchard on warm summer evenings and enjoying a glass of wine or dining al fresco with a beautiful view over the orchard.

April 3, 2018

What makes The Olive Oil Source different?

One of the questions we get asked most often from potential new customers is what makes The Olive Oil Source different from our competitors. For me, what makes us different is what we are not. Virtually all of our competitors are people who have gotten into this business as merchants and bring a sales and marketing background to their businesses.

March 23, 2018

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Shawn Addison and I am the owner of The Olive Oil Source. I decided it would be a good idea to share some of what I do on a day to day basis.

March 21, 2018

Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Quality = High Quality Olive Juice + Good Taste Sure, we’ve all heard the term, but what exactly is extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)? Extra virgin is the highest grade of olive oil. It’s made mechanically, without the use of chemicals or excessive heat.

Opening an Olive Oil Tasting Bar or Store

Quality TOP TIPS FOR SUCCESS Opening an olive oil store or tasting bar sounds like a romantic endeavor, yet it still requires thoroughly doing your homework up front. First and foremost, spend a lot of time reading The Olive Oil Source and learn about the products you intend to sell if you don’t already know them thoroughly. Find a good location that draws on idle tourists looking for something to spend money on, or a location where food-oriented customers are already shopping.

Our Brands

Quality HIGH-QUALITY OLIVE OILS AND BALSAMIC VINEGARS Our experience in the olive oil business started in the olive orchards of France and then migrated to California. Because we are well-versed in every aspect of olive oil production, we see our products through only one lens: quality. Rest assured that our fierce dedication to providing only high quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars will never falter. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions.

The Olive Oil Source

Quality Pioneers in California Olive Oil The Olive Oil Source, owned by Shawn and Antoinette Addison, based in California, strives to be and is recognized internationally as the most comprehensive resource for products, trends, and information on everything related to olive oil. Whether you are a producer seeking information on the latest equipment, a retailer of olive oil related products, or an olive oil lover, our goal is to have “Everything but the Olive” available for you.