Chicago…Israel’s 74th Anniversary was celebrated by many retailers with impressive displays of Israel foods and wines. Jewel-Osco in Evanston, Ill is one store that celebrates Israel's Independence Day every year and this year was no exception. In Boro Park, one store was promoting Lag B’aomer sweets and in many stores, preparations are underway for the Shavuos holiday with its heavy dairy component. Some of the supermarkets are predicting heavy cheesecake sales during Shavuos which not only celebrates the harvest but also the deliverance of the Torah at Mt. Sinai. “A good retailer has many profit centers from Passover until Rosh Hashanah,” one manager of a large independent kosher food supermarket said. He was already planning what he calls his “big kosher barbecue” display for the upcoming summer season.