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July 27, 2009

Jerusalem…KosherToday Middle East Bureau Chief…Ice cream sales in Israel are expected to meltdown this year because of the economic slowdown. Dun and Bradstreet estimates the $250 million dollar target is slightly less than sales from last year. Company analysts noted that this reverses a trend of 4 to 6 percent

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July 27, 2009

Silver Spring, MD…A bistro, bakery and kosher grocery were rated the leading kosher establishments in the 2008-2009 Washington DC area kosher survey conducted by Kosher Community Surveys. The winners were Pomegranate Bistro as the Best Overall Kosher Restaurant, Kosher Pastry Oven as the Best Overall Kosher Bakery and

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July 27, 2009

Jerusalem….Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is furious that the nation’s highest court has ordered it to provide kosher certification to a woman baker who identifies with the Jews for Jesus movement. In addition to criticizing the court’s “overstepping their jurisdiction,” the rabbis feared that the Court’s meddling

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July 13, 2009

New York…Brynwood Partners, the owners of Stella D'oro pastries, announced that it is closing the company's only factory. While some of the brand's products will continue to be produced in other facilities, the loss of Stella D'oro's Bronx bakery leaves the brand with an uncertain future. Stella D’oro will be best

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July 13, 2009

Boca Raton…Menachem Lubinsky, founder and co-producer of Kosherfest and a leading expert on the kosher market, will deliver a major presentation on the “State of the Global Market” as part of an 8-day cruise to the Greek Aisles, August 17-24 aboard the luxurious Costa Fortuna. The cruise is organized by Kosherica,

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July 13, 2009

New York…With the holiday buying season now only two months away, kosher consumers got some good news and some bad news with respect to kosher poultry for the High Holy Days in September. Industry sources say that there will be more than an adequate supply for the holidays, but prices will be much higher than last year

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July 13, 2009

Boca Raton…Menachem Lubinsky, founder and co-producer of Kosherfest and a leading expert on the kosher market, will deliver a major presentation on the “State of the Global Market” as part of an 8-day cruise to the Greek Aisles, August 17-24 aboard the luxurious Costa Fortuna. The cruise is organized by Kosherica,

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July 13, 2009

New York…Many grocers are already preparing for the Nine Days which begin on July 22nd, a period when meat is not consumed as part of the mourning for the destruction of the First and Second Temples. The Nine Days are part of the Three Weeks (the period between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av) of mourning that began

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July 13, 2009

Chicago…As a major distributor of specialty foods, DPI sponsors an annual show of some of the categories it distributes, with a special emphasis on kosher. “At least 25% of the exhibitors were kosher,” said Christine Salmon of Diversified Business Communications, who is responsible for sales at Kosherfest, which had

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July 13, 2009

Brooklyn…Kosher supermarkets are suddenly showing chefs in action and promoting recipes as opposed to the traditional catalogue-like list of discounts that is more common for the supermarket industry. Pomegranate, which opened in Flatbush last August, promotes its store through full page color ads in Jewish weeklies that

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