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August 10, 2009

New York…Menachem and Schneuer Bistritsky may finally begin to really assume control of the Ahava plant in Lewis County after a judge issued a preliminary injunction evicting Ahava of California. The injunction officially grants FJB and Toobro, the companies owned by the Bistritskys, possession of the plant and immediate

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August 10, 2009

New York…Avi G, a New Yorker vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale, found an ice cream cup at a local convenience store with an unclear kosher symbol. “It was either an OU or OV, but either way it didn’t look right,” he told KosherToday. Avi ultimately found out that the ice cream was using an unauthorized symbol. Pfizer

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August 10, 2009

Tel Aviv…by Idele Ross, KosherToday Middle East Bureau Chief…Osem continues its worldwide expansion with special emphasis on the kosher market. Israel’s largest manufacturer of instant soups and prepared salads has announced a deal to acquire Yarden G.B. Ltd, a British distributor of kosher food products for the sum

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August 10, 2009

Monticello, NY…With three stores in the Catskills (Monticello, Liberty and Ellenville) Shoprite has significantly upgraded its services to the kosher consumer. Sources say that its sales of kosher foods this summer have soared, particularly in Monticello where it faces competition from Wal-Mart just across the road.

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August 10, 2009

New York…Many of the poultry products of Agriprocessor have been turning up in markets where they have not been for nearly 14 months. Agri’s new owners continue to expand the distribution of poultry products in many Jewish markets, including Kansas City where consumers and rabbis alike welcomed the products back.

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July 27, 2009

Brooklyn…At Glatt ala Carte on 18th Avenue in Boro Park, the kitchens are busy these days preparing fish dishes, rather than its usual compliment of beef, veal, lamb and poultry. The “Nine Days” which end on Thursday night with the end of the fast on Tisha B’Av (Ninth Day of Av) has become a time of year when dairy

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July 27, 2009

San Diego…by Ellie Appleson, Features Editor…It is a “kosher section” that even many large supermarkets that cater to kosher consumers in big cities do not offer. After three years of research and planning, Ralph’s Supermarket implemented their plans to offer kosher in a way that the Jewish community could only

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July 27, 2009

Miami…Store #11 in North Miami Beach will by far make Subway the largest kosher franchise. Numerous attempts by both kosher owned restaurants and chains like Nathan’s have not nearly come close to what is emerging as a highly successful kosher franchise. The newest Subway is scheduled to open at the Michael-Ann Russell

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July 27, 2009

Mifflintown, PA…Empire Kosher Poultry recently announced that it was launching a new line of kosher poultry in mid-August, under the supervision of Rabbi Binyomin Gruber of Monsey. Although many Chasidic groups have used the poultry facility in Mifflintown to produce poultry, this would mark the first time that a

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July 27, 2009

New York…Sales of kosher foods may not grow as much in 2009 as in the last six years, which averaged 13%, according to some distributors and retailers. The kosher food sources expected an increase of 8% - 10%, which would still be above the expected 4% increase for the food industry in general and as much as a 5% decline

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