Sixth Sense

March 30, 2009

A Long Island supermarket manager said that he considered himself “well trained” to handle the Jewish clientele for Passover. “I really read up on the holiday and am lucky in that the rabbi gave me a great deal of support.” But he and others in the food retail industry were unprepared for a non-holiday Jewish event

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March 30, 2009

A Long Island supermarket manager said that he considered himself “well trained” to handle the Jewish clientele for Passover. “I really read up on the holiday and am lucky in that the rabbi gave me a great deal of support.” But he and others in the food retail industry were unprepared for a non-holiday Jewish event

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March 16, 2009

What to do? The invoices for some of the Passover goods are at least 10% higher than they were just a year ago. Many of my customers lost their jobs, at least two have their homes in foreclosure. My prices will most definitely come under closer scrutiny than usual. This was the dilemma faced by several retailers as they

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March 16, 2009

What to do? The invoices for some of the Passover goods are at least 10% higher than they were just a year ago. Many of my customers lost their jobs, at least two have their homes in foreclosure. My prices will most definitely come under closer scrutiny than usual. This was the dilemma faced by several retailers as they

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March 2, 2009

Purim is no longer a one-day event that happens to fall 30 days before Passover. With $250 gift baskets and a growing number of Web sites, it has emerged as a serious event for manufacturers and retailers. A rabbi who was trying to figure out how the holiday evolved from a requirement to send two foods to two people to a

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March 2, 2009

Purim is no longer a one-day event that happens to fall 30 days before Passover. With $250 gift baskets and a growing number of Web sites, it has emerged as a serious event for manufacturers and retailers. A rabbi who was trying to figure out how the holiday evolved from a requirement to send two foods to two people to a

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February 17, 2009

A column in the Wall Street Journal (February 5, 2009) entitled “A Quarrel Over What Is Kosher", by the Forward’s Nathaniel Popper, seemed aimed at keeping the Agriprocessors saga alive. Mr. Popper is the writer who takes credit for first blowing the whistle at conditions at the Postville plant. Rabbi Avi Shafran,

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February 17, 2009

A column in the Wall Street Journal (February 5, 2009) entitled “A Quarrel Over What Is Kosher", by the Forward’s Nathaniel Popper, seemed aimed at keeping the Agriprocessors saga alive. Mr. Popper is the writer who takes credit for first blowing the whistle at conditions at the Postville plant. Rabbi Avi Shafran,

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February 3, 2009

The latest 2009 Mintel report on the state of the kosher food market confirms that Americans of all backgrounds continue to covet kosher products. Most encouraging for the kosher food industry is that Americans continue to value kosher because of its additional supervision and perceived quality. The Mintel survey seems to

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February 3, 2009

The latest 2009 Mintel report on the state of the kosher food market confirms that Americans of all backgrounds continue to covet kosher products. Most encouraging for the kosher food industry is that Americans continue to value kosher because of its additional supervision and perceived quality. The Mintel survey seems to

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