September 30, 2013

Deadline for New Product Entries for Annual Competition is October 9th

PORTLAND, ME — The annual Kosherfest New Product Competition, which names the best new retail and foodservice kosher products of the year, will take place on October 17th with the deadline for submissions being October 9th. Kosherfest exhibitors with new products introduced within the last year are eligible for participation in the competition, which traditionally generates broad interest in the industry, by consumers and in the media. In many cases, winners saw a direct correlation with increased sales. 

The judging will be by a distinguished jury of kosher retail and foodservice buyers, distributors, chefs and industry experts. They will sample the products across 16 categories, and determine the winning products based on many factors, including taste, price, sale-ability, etc. In 2012, a gelato was crowned the Best New Product. The awards will be distributed on Tuesday morning October 29th during the opening hours of the show. Last year’s distinguished panel of judges included Yaakov Yarmove, SuperValu, Joel Schoenfeld, Chestnut, Marty Stein, Tree of Life and Jesse Blonder, Kosher Culinary School.