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From the Editor

From the Editor

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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.

Menachem Lubinsky
Editor-in-Chief

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Kosher New Product Feature

New Gluten Free Pasta from Ronzoni

08.18.2014 Ronzoni Gluten FreeRonzoni recently released Ronzoni Gluten Free™ Pasta, made with a unique multigrain blend of white rice, brown rice, corn and quinoa that gives it the delicious white pasta taste, providing 19 grams of whole grain per serving.
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Sixth Sense

Counting Our Blessing

They were obviously newlyweds but lo and behold, they weren’t speaking English, Yiddish or Hebrew. Instead, I recognized the language as Flemish. The 20-something couple from Antwerp appeared to be on a honeymoon and one of their tourist stops was Pomegranate in Flatbush, the large upscale kosher supermarket.
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Kosherfest

Kosherfest - The world's largest kosher trade show

Learn more about attending and exhibiting at Kosherfest, the world's largest kosher industry trade show.  

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November 11-12, 2014
Meadowlands Exposition Center
Secaucus, NJ USA
www.kosherfest.com 

 

 


"Kosherfest continues to be an outstanding venue to help us offer a strong Kosher program to our customers throughout the country. We are able to gauge current trends, find a plethora of new and innovative items and continue to build our relationships with both new and existing Kosher vendors. No doubt, a show not to be missed for anyone looking to grow their Kosher business." 

Yakov M. Yarmove
Ethnic Marketing and Specialty Foods
JEWEL-OSCO