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June 28, 2022

Teaneck, NJ…By all accounts the number of unauthorized kosher symbols has declined in the  past few years, although it has not disappeared entirely. A high-profile case reminds kosher consumers that despite improvements, unauthorized uses of kosher symbols still exist. The Kof-K kosher certification agency is

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June 28, 2022

Monticello…The Catskill Mountains are no longer what Jews used to refer to as the “Borscht Belt.” Many of the hotels that catered to Jews like the Concord, Grossinger’s and Pines are now part of a  history that defined the culture of Jewish immigrants in the early part of the 20th Century. To

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June 28, 2022

New York…Reuben has always made sure to dine out at least once a week with his wife, son and two daughters. But these days the tab has gone up so much he is slowly transitioning into a barbecue dad, officiating on his Weber grill instead at least one night a week. According to several kosher supermarkets they too

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June 16, 2022

Secaucus NJ…When Kosherfest ’22 opens on November 8th at the Meadowlands Convention Center, there will be many more companies that are producing healthier products and have chosen to go kosher. One good example is Arnel’s Originals out of Ventura, CA. For many like Arnel it’s part of a personal

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June 16, 2022

South Fallsburg, NY. It was only the end of May but the deli selection at Landau’s Supermarket was already replete with hot dogs, sausages, and all the condiments. Traditionally, the barbecue season used to begin on July 4th but with the Catskills increasingly emerging as a year-round destination the barbecues have

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June 16, 2022

Tel Aviv…The French are coming! Less than a year after acquiring the Yeinot Bitan supermarket chain, Electra Consumer Products of the Elco group, reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with the French supermarket chain, Carrefour to open a supermarket chain in Israel under the Carrefour brand.

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June 16, 2022

Terrell, Texas…Here’s a tip for those planning a trip to Kosherfest ’22 (November 8-9, 2022):

Look up a company called Smo Better Food Company. Smo? The name is for daughter Lily for whom they hope to leave a legacy of fine foods. “We are a socially conscious company, so our entire product

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June 16, 2022

New York…The Fancy Food Show is back this week (June 12-14) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, albeit smaller and with a somewhat of a different look. Europe, for example, will be represented through “The Charming Taste of Europe” which is co-financed by the European Union. The Fancy

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June 16, 2022

New York…When Heshy (not his real name) did not receive his order for 3 days, he called the distributor to complain only to be told “it’s part of the supply chain problem.” Heshy’s daughter happened to shop at a competing store only to find that the item in question was fully stocked. He and

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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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