The Bulletin

December 2023


A Message from Our CEO

To our customers,

With a new year on the horizon, we at Roland Foods want to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season. As we reflect on 2023, this year marked significant improvements in the global supply chain and robust containerized imports. While acknowledging that the supply chain has not yet fully recovered, we enter 2024 with optimism and high hopes for a successful year ahead.

The crop landscape in 2023 proved to be volatile. Fortunately, our strong relationships with international partners have allowed us to stay ahead of any crop shortages and challenges.

El Niño conditions in Peru persist, continuing to impact the anchovy yield. Poor olive harvests in Spain and other primary olive-producing regions are affecting Castelvetrano yields, which in turn are impacting olive oil production and pricing. Our trusted partners in Italy have supported us in navigating the current landscape, allowing us to sustain ample inventory. We also offer a robust selection of alternative cooking oils and custom oil blends to fulfill customer needs.

To stay abreast of the most up-to-date and in-depth details regarding the supply chain, freight, and crop updates, please read our Market Updates provided below.

As we eagerly anticipate the opportunities and challenges that the new year will bring, we want to express our gratitude for your unwavering support throughout the past year. We look forward to helping you make the rest of 2023 a success. Happy holidays and as always, thank you for your business.


Keith Dougherty

CEO of Roland Foods

Industry Updates

December 05, 2023 | Industry News

December 2023 Regional Market Report News

Updates in global logistics and crop news for Castelvetrano olives and anchovies.