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Kosher Today Newsletter

New Tortilla Chips from Live Better Brands

2/6/2017

Live Better Brands, L.L.C. has expanded its Way Better Snacks portfolio of sprouted snacks with two thin and crispy tortilla chip varieties. Made with organic corn and sprouted chia, quinoa and flax seeds, Way Better Snacks Thin & Crispy tortilla chips are available in sea salt with a hint of cracked pepper and black bean with Read More > $gt;

“It Just Happens to be Kosher”…Breaking the Mold

2/6/2017

I have heard many a restaurateur explain that he offers great food that “just happens to be kosher.” I get it! What they are really saying is that if you still have an outdated notion about the quality of kosher food and wine, forget it – it’s history. Most of the great chefs in some Read More > $gt;

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;