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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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June 29, 2009

Jerusalem…KosherToday Middle East Bureau Chief…El Al, Israel’s national airlines, has reached an agreement with the Committee for the Sanctity of the Sabbath enabling observant passengers in transit on Friday afternoon to layover at the airline’s expense when a flight’s departure may violate the Sabbath. One such

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June 29, 2009

New York…Sales of kosher foods are basically sound despite the recession but some stores say sales may be off by as much as 10%. In an interesting development, kosher seems to be faring better than natural and organic which in some areas is said to be off by 15% - 20%. Most of the retailers reached by KosherToday said

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June 29, 2009

Bayonne NJ…The Kedem Food Group is out with a new catalogue of nearly 2000 sku’s. According to Harold Weiss, Vice President, KFP International – Kedem, a similar catalogue is in the works for “Natural.”

Bayonne NJ…Shlomo Blashka has replaced Martin Davidson as Communications Director for the Royal Wine

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June 29, 2009

New York…With gas prices rising and the recession continuing more kosher travelers will be traveling domestically. In a survey of several travel agents, the consensus was that there would be a drop in overseas travel including on popular kosher cruises. Price Choppers in Colonie, NY, just outside of Albany, has placed

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June 29, 2009

Chicago…Universities all over the country offer kosher food for many of their students in an effort to attract some of the brightest applicants. But in conversations with many rabbis and certifying agencies, a number of the universities are struggling to keep the programs within budget. The kosher fare that the

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