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May 25, 2021

Portland, ME…Nearly 70% of space is already spoken for as Kosherfest 2021 plans move forward. The show, the first since the pandemic, will take place November 9-10, 2021 at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus NJ. Organizers say that there has been a significant spike in interest in recent weeks and even from

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May 25, 2021

Jerusalem…A strictly kosher restaurant serving lamb bacon was ordered to change the name to “Facon,” so as not to confuse customers. Jack’s Gourmet in Brooklyn has long called its product Facon, which visitors to Kosherfest are no doubt aware of. On its web site, Jack’s Gourmet says: “Smoky and salty, this

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May 25, 2021

El Segundo CA…Chuck Muth is the successful Chief Growth Officer (CGO) for Beyond Meat, helping grow the company’s net revenues from $16 million to $400 million from 2017 to 2020 and expanding distribution to over 80 countries, including Israel. To Beyond Meat, there was never any doubt that the plant-based products

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May 25, 2021

New York…For the first time in 9 years, a major Jewish population study has some relatively good news for the kosher food industry. The new Pew Research puts the number of Jews in the US as 7.5 – 8 million, although most are not practicing Jews or may in fact live in a household with non-Jewish members. Yet, a good

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May 12, 2021

The number of kosher independent supermarkets continues to grow in many parts of the country even as a general supermarket with a key kosher clientele closed. Ralph’s closed one of its kosher destination stores in the La Brea area, claiming that it was one of the underperforming stores that parent company Kroger was

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May 12, 2021

Eilat…Many hotels in Israel are planning for high occupancy during the upcoming Shavous holiday, albeit predominantly Israelis. Dan Hotels, which has three hotels in Eilat, will only open the Dan Eilat Hotel. "We have decided on a gradual reopening. On June 11, we will open the Neptune Hotel and a week later Dan Panorama

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May 12, 2021

Tel Aviv…The unfortunate incident of the death of a young allergic woman who was served dairy in a meat restaurant set off a new debate on the role of the Chief Rabbinate in certifying restaurants. Kashrus sources blamed the absence of a mashgiach for the presence of the dairy creamer which a worker had bought when the

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May 12, 2021

New York…by Eda Kram…"We have been attending Kosherfest since 2011. We built our business in the kosher market and without Kosherfest we would not be where we are today,” said, Marlon Aronstam, President of Giovanni Chilla.  "We are the leading beverage distributors in the kosher market with Dependable Foods as

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May 12, 2021

New York…by Rifky Grossman…The holiday of Shavous (May 17-18) is best known for its dairy meals and particularly for cheesecake. While traditional holiday food is still served, the holiday is a time for creativity. Here were just a few examples: At BakerieNY, some of the holiday items include Buttered croissants, lemon

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May 12, 2021

London…Ari Feferkorn, a London Jewish activist, found out the hard way that UK hospitals are well behind other countries in accommodating kosher patients. During a prolonged hospital stay, he discovered that good care does not necessarily include a good kosher meal. Ari and his wife set up Bedside Kosher to provide

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