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June 1, 2009

Brooklyn...Kosher consumers have in recent years come to appreciate multiple layers of hashgocho that appear to satisfy diverse segments of the market. For manufacturers, the addition of niche certifications to one of the large certification symbols can open the doors to smaller markets that rely only on an hashgacha of a

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June 1, 2009

Ari Weinstock, the Director of Marketing, for Bazooka Candy Brands, always felt that his company was missing a golden opportunity by not going kosher. But the company management prior to its sale to an investment group was not interested. Many consumers who had written the company had received a polite but firm response

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June 1, 2009

New York…Just when I thought that my cheesecake story for Shavuos was complete with my store review, I learned that cheesecakes were also a big item for on-line grocers. Kosher.com and Zomick's Bakery Outlets, which are part of the same management with a 30,000 square foot facility, sold approximately 6,000 cheesecakes,

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June 1, 2009

New York…With each passing day, there are signs that the bankrupt Agriprocessor may soon be on the comeback trail. The company, operated by a bankruptcy trustee, for the first time took out full page ads in several Jewish newspapers for its poultry line, the only production that has been occurring at the Postville IA

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May 18, 2009

Tel Aviv…KosherToday Israel Bureau Chief…Israeli supermarket chains are increasing the number of smaller convenience stores in main city centers and their suburbs despite the recession that is gripping the country. The Marker reports that Supersol will open a branch of its Supersol Express in the Tel Aviv suburb of

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May 18, 2009

London…Fresh from its recent victory in the European Union's parliament, European Jewish leaders predict renewed efforts by schechita antagonists in the years to come to ban schechita. The EU parliament passed a new bill meant to ensure kosher animal slaughter across the continent. The amendment was passed in order to

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May 18, 2009

This year’s DPI Midwest Regional Food Show, to be held July 8th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg IL, plans a kosher focus, with the new Kosher Banner aisle. It looks like an excellent opportunity for companies to boost sales in the Midwest for the end of the year. Call Joe Plueger

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May 18, 2009

Jerusalem…KosherToday Israel Bureau Chief…With Shavuos around the corner, Israel’s dairies are again launching new products in promotions aimed at getting the public to increase their purchase of the dairy foods that are traditional during the festival.
Gad Dairies, one of the country’s smaller family enterprises,

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May 18, 2009

New York…A travel expert recently wrote about a frequent flier complaining about the quality of his meal on board an airliner and that he “would do well to order a kosher meal that seems to be much improved.” While kosher travelers still have their share of horror stories, they agree that the kosher fare on

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May 18, 2009

New York…Everyone has a favorite cheesecake, or so it seems, say manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers preparing for the annual onslaught of the pastry. As the only holiday that traditionally involves at least one dairy meal, Shavuos is an exclusive event on the Jewish calendar. Some retail stores and web sites

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