Not all olive oils are created equal ft. Rob McGavin

Rob McGavin, co-founder of Cobram Estate Olives Ltd (ASX: CBO), joins Owen Rask on Australian Investors Podcast to talk about olive oil production and the Cobram’s story. 

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In this Australian Investors Podcast episode Owen talks with Rob McGavin, co-founder and Chairman of Cobram Estate Olives Ltd (ASX: CBO), Australia’s largest producer of olive oil and one of the world’s leading producers. 

You can watch this podcast on Rask’s YouTube Channel.

Rob’s story is littered with examples that remind me to think and invest smarter. To persevere. And to focus on quality. 

After growing up on a farm and working in remote parts of Australia, Rob quickly transitioned to entrepreneurism, starting a vineyard, and later partnering with Paul to create what is now Australia’s biggest olive oil producer, Cobram Estate Olives.

It also owns the popular Red Island brand in supermarkets. The company has fused a focus on science, education and culture to create an organisation that creates meaningful products that genuinely want to help people live happier and healthier lives. 

In this podcast we talk about Rob’s lessons learned from his father, almost going bust (a few times), building a team, agriculture & culture, the fluid industry dynamics for big olive oil producers, Europe versus Australia, and — perhaps most importantly — how to tell if you’re consuming the good stuff. One memorable quote, which came from Rob’s father, is “there’s only one way to go broke – spend more than you earn.” To start, here’s Rob telling us how you can tell if you’re drinking great quality oil olive… 

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