Brooklyn…The roster of large kosher independent supermarkets is scheduled to grow in 2022 with Evergreen slated to open in Pomona and Breadberry headed to Lakewood NJ. There are reports that at least 4 other supermarket openings will take place in 2022. With the network growing, the branded supermarkets are looking for ways to stand out in the crowd, not only in the competition between the independents but also with large destination stores. Breadberry continues to position itself as the haven for good kosher food. Its 60th Street flagship store also houses a Breadberry Local which consists of great coffee, muffins, croissants, sandwiches and more. A Breadberry Local satellite is a beehive of activity in the Brooklyn Square office building. Its presence in Industry City was short lived but an executive of Breadberry said that it closed due to Covid but is looking into reopening. Breadberry Is scheduled to open a branch in Lakewood later this year. Evergreen’s huge new store in Pomona is due to include upscale food from the highly touted restaurant Basil. Gourmet Glatt with its network of stores touts its quality first cut meats.