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May 24, 2022

Belfast…Although a relatively tiny Jewish community, there has been a shortage of kosher food in Northern Ireland, thanks to Brexit. During a visit to Belfast, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to send kosher food to Northern Ireland. The Prime Minister promised to cut through the bureaucratic red tape and

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May 24, 2022

Secaucus, NJ…Many of the exhibitors signed for Kosherfest ’22 (November 8-9) have learned an industry secret: Kosherfest is an excellent venue for making contact with the lucrative kosher foodservice business.  AC RadioCom is the Kenwood direct

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May 24, 2022

Brooklyn…“It is a Shabbos and a two-day Yom Tov which means I need everything,” was the way one manager of an independent kosher supermarket described preparations for the Shabbos followed by the two-day Shavuos holiday. put it. He had already laid out a full display of the traditional dairy products

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May 24, 2022

Iselin, NJ…More than 150 rabbis met here for 3 days (May 8-10) as part of the semi-annual convention of the Association of Kashrus Organization (AKO). Kashrus organizations from all over the world gathered here in person (following the difficulties of travel during the pandemic). Founded in 1985 and representing 108

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May 24, 2022

New York…For a while a Matzoh bakery in Ukraine continued to bake despite the Russian invasion. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein who has headed Kosher L’Mehadrin certification since 1989 says that even in the middle of World War 1, ads were still touting the best tasting macaroons for Passover. It was a period of

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May 24, 2022

Kyiv…Thousands of Ukrainian refugees still in Ukraine or in temporary shelters in Hungary and Romania are clamoring for kosher food. “The leading provider of kosher food for Ukrainian refugees is the Reb Shayale Kerestirer Guesthouse organization, headed by Rabbi Moshe Yosef Friedlander,” said Ukrainian

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May 11, 2022

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

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May 11, 2022

New York…The retail market for Kosher food has expanded exponentially over the past 30 or so years. Along with food is a growing appetite for Judaica products. It enables Jewish customers to easily purchase products with which to celebrate the holidays. Shulsinger Judaica, a sales division of Rite Lite Ltd., has

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May 11, 2022

Secaucus, NJ…When Kosherfest ‘22 opens on November 9th, it will again showcase the many Matzoh brands that were sold in the US as it has throughout Kosherfest’s 33-year history. Except for the machine matzoh (not handmade Shmurah) manufactured by the family owned Streit’s brand, most brands sold in

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May 11, 2022

New York…A group of kosher food executives, mainly involved in the distribution of kosher foods, held an inaugural meeting on May 5th. The meeting resolved that the main purpose of the newly formed KFEA would be to promote the kosher category within the industry and with the end user. The Zoom conclave was chaired

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