From the Editor
8/18/14 — Well, these are for many the lazy days of summer or perhaps vacation time and most of the news in kosher will soon focus on the coming Jewish high holy days, but in the meantime we look at some key stories that shed some light on the ever evolving kosher food industry. In our Feature story, we look at how some declining markets are showing signs of resurgence, thanks to community organizations and even kashrus organizations…We turn to the tension on the Israel-Gaza border where we receive some interesting insight from newcomer Gad Sholansky who notes that while tourism and other parts of the economy may have been affected by the hostilities, the food industry continues to soar…The growth of the kosher food industry in the next five years will not come from supermarkets and discount chains but from the kosher independents, say the experts, with some notable exceptions. Read our story…Mashgichim (kosher supervisors) have their work cut out for them with the ever-increasing alerts about bug infestation of fruits and produce…Who would have believed that kosher cookbooks would become bestsellers?...In My Sixth Sense, I look at why some of us living in areas with ample kosher offerings should count our blessings…Eda Kram in her New Product Showcase gives a shout-out to good old Ronzoni with a new gluten-free pasta.
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