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Rise of “Kosher Community” to Have Impact on Kosher for Many Years to Come

2/6/2017

New York – Social media has definitely played an important role in the creation of a robust multi-faceted “kosher community” that includes bloggers, websites, special magazines, and events. For the first time, many industry executives are taking this new development seriously, predicting that it will have an impact on trends and buying habits of consumers Read More > $gt;

Holding the Line on Salmon and Other Fish in Kosher Stores Becoming More Difficult

2/6/2017

New York – Salmon prices have been going through the roof for more than a year but some of the major kosher independent stores are just beginning to pass on the steep price increases for salmon and other fish categories. The crisis first surfaced in early 2016 when unusually high sea temperatures, caused by the Read More > $gt;

FEATURE: From Japanese Glazed Beef Negimaki to Sea Bass with Tomato Basil Salsa, Kosher Supermarket Takeout Is All The Range

2/6/2017

New York – Duck Nuggets with Miso Butterscotch Glaze and Churros with Strawberry Ginger Coulis are just some of the high-quality fare offered by kosher supermarkets these days. As supermarkets seek ways to improve customer experience and remain relevant they are moving away from the traditional mashed potatoes and rotisserie chicken, with many hiring a team Read More > $gt;

Zika Scare Impacting Passover Bookings Despite Almost no Effect on Tourism in General

2/6/2017

Orlando – While bookings for Passover programs appear strong in most destinations, the Zika scare is having an impact on programs in Florida, sources tell Kosher Today. Operators of some of the programs appear miffed as tourism in Florida appears unaffected, particularly in recent weeks when there have been no reported cases of the Zika Read More > $gt;

The Kosher Consumer Gets a New Address: Kosher.com

2/6/2017

New York – It has only been a few weeks since it went live and already an average of 5,000 people are visiting the site daily. In fact, the new kosher.com site has already secured “nearly 125,000 hits,” a clear indication that it is rapidly becoming the central medium for the rapidly growing kosher community. Read More > $gt;

Many New Kosher Items at Winter Fancy Food Show

2/6/2017

San Francisco – It did not matter that The Specialty Food Association’s 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show (January 22-24 at Moscone Center) was out West and not in New York when it came to the ongoing expansion of kosher food items. According to several kosher food executives who attended the show, the number of new Read More > $gt;

Changing Demographics in South Florida Impacts Kosher in Many Ways

2/6/2017

Miami – Neil, an investment banker from Queens, couldn’t join his wife and 4 children in Miami for the annual mid-winter vacation due to some pressing business at work. Instead of staying in his now deceased grandparents’ apartment in Miami Beach, his wife and children stayed at the relatively new Surfside Grand Beach Hotel in Read More > $gt;

EXCLUSIVE: Private Label May be New Weapon Against Kosher Discounting

1/23/2017

Brooklyn – Kosher independent stores may very well take a page from the airline industry. Faced with a growing cadre of discount airlines, major carriers are joining the discount fray. American Airlines is launching a new cheaper “no frills” ticket to compete with the discount airlines. Concern that new discounters like Bingo will cut into Read More > $gt;