Lakewood NJ…Almost all the major brands of independent kosher supermarkets have stores here and according to sources there are many more to come. Brooklyn based Breadberry is scheduled to open here as is Season’s in nearby Toms River and according to sources Gourmet Glatt will open its third store in Lakewood. Other major brands already in the bustling Jewish enclave include Evergreen’s and Bingo. The Lakewood and environs store locations are part of an overall major expansion of independent kosher supermarkets throughout the nation including the recently opened Freddy’s on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Z in Brooklyn, and the Grove in Aventura. According to sources, several other major openings are expected to be announced in 2023.