6 years ago, we had a dream to sell olives from our VW camper van at music festivals. We set off in our little VW with some olives, our 2 children plus a bump on an adventure...and what a journey it's been!
Our brand "Olive in a Bus" is now recognised by festival goers at Glastonbury, V Festival, Wilderness, Womad, Boardmasters and many more, and our story has been used by Volkswagen in a short video called "Olives on Tour" https://youtube/bVE2b8Z0zAc to advertise their latest California camper van. We have just released our latest product - lovely big olives infused in NB Gin.
2000 - We buy Olive (the VW camper van)
2000 - 2011 - We eat olives in olive.
2011 - We think, wouldn't it be a great idea to sell olives from olive?
2012 - We try selling olives from olive, in the wettest summer for 100 years at loads of small festivals...it works and we love it!
2013 - Our tiny olive van gets a pitch at its first big event - V Festival!
2014 - Our tiny olive van gets a pitch at Glastonbury, and loads of other cool festivals; we drink lots of gin. We think, wouldn't it be a great idea to sell olives AND gin from olive?
2015 - We try selling gin AND olives from olive...and it works. We think, wouldn't it be great idea to sell olives WITH gin.
2016 - We find a great company called alco-olives who are doing just that. We sell their product at all the big festivals - our customers love them!
2017 - We love alco-olives so much...we buy the company and now you can buy our range of handmade alcohol infused olives at festivals, Amazon, online and at local stockists.
2018 - We are now producing the Olives in the Cotswolds and continuing to grow our online sales.