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March 1, 2022

Bayonne…Wine importers and retailers are predicting strong sales of Israeli wines this Passover. Major brands like P’sagot and Carmel have added many new wines in time for Passover. Carmel Winery’s new Carmel Special Reserve 40th Anniversary Edition 2016 is high on the list of such experts as Gabe

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March 1, 2022

New York…Despite dire predictions that there would be problems introducing new products this Passover 2022 (April 15-23) an estimated 300 new items are slated for supermarket shelves. Sources had feared that the residual effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the supply chain problems would severely impede the

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February 16, 2022

Brooklyn…The roster of large kosher independent supermarkets is scheduled to grow in 2022 with Evergreen slated to open in Pomona and Breadberry headed to Lakewood NJ. There are reports that at least 4 other supermarket openings will take place in 2022. With the network growing, the branded supermarkets are looking

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February 16, 2022

Beijing…And the gold medal for kosher food at the Olympics goes to Chabad-Lubavitch of Beijing, directed by Rabbi Shimon Freundlich, Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to the Chinese capital since 2001. The Chabad center operates two gourmet kosher restaurants and caters to the approximately 2,000 Jewish residents that call

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February 16, 2022

Brooklyn…” The kosher community is really into the Super Bowl,” says Avi who works in one of the large kosher supermarkets in Flatbush. Kosher independents and restaurants featured special Super Bowl menus this past Sunday as the Rams and the Bengals fought a nail-biter. Demand was greater than ever

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February 16, 2022

New York…The City of New York is partnering with Mercato, a grocery eCommerce platform, to improve grocery delivery access for New York residents, with an added focus on low-income New Yorkers. It is particularly targeting kosher food retailers with a Webinar to be held this week on February 16th at 2 pm

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February 16, 2022

New York...Kosher consumers in many parts of the world share a concern that inflation will make this Passover more costly than in the recent past. In the US, many kosher food items including meat, poultry, and matzoh are expected to be as much as 15% -20% higher than just a year ago. There is also a concern that some items

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February 16, 2022

Tel Aviv…The shekel weakened earlier this week, but it probably will not be in time to affect prices for the Passover season since most of the products have either already arrived or are enroute. On Sunday’s afternoon interbank trading, the shekel exchange rate was up 0.80% against the dollar at NIS 3.221/$

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February 2, 2022

Johannesburg, SA…According to a leading South African Jewish publication, three disgruntled former mashgichim (kosher supervisors) recently launched their own kosher hechsher in a bid to compete with the Beth Din, the country’s foremost kosher certification, the Union of Orthodox Synagogues

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February 2, 2022

Tel Aviv…Faced with a chronic shortage of beef, Israel has been searching for new sources that could address the extraordinary spike in demand. About two-thirds of Israeli beef consumption consists of imported frozen beef from such countries as Poland and from several countries in South America. Since 1996, a

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