September 18, 2017

Rosh Hashanah Kosher Sales Projected Increase by 15%

New York - With only days left to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (eve of September20th), manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers are already predicting a record season for sales, with many projecting a 15% increase overall. Considered the Jewish calendar’s second most lucrative season next to Passover, many of the stores hope that the two day holiday and the immediately   Shabbat will raise the average shopping cart sale. Several told Kosher Today that they experienced one of their busiest weeks during the week of September 10th. “It was hard to believe that the holiday wasn’t this week,” said one retailer last Thursday. Many of the stores were fully stocked with an array of gourmet honey products and the bestselling honey cakes. But the retailers also noted the popularity of meats with some stores in many US markets stocking up on brisket, a favorite food of many Jews on Rosh Hashanah. Food industry sources also said that they expect that kosher stores in the hard-hit Houston and South Florida communities will have ample kosher products for the holiday.