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June 29, 2009

Tel Aviv…Israel has long been a leader in growing insect-free vegetables and has contributed to the significant business in the kosher market for pre-cut and pre-washed vegetables. Now Hestefus, an Israeli company has developed new technology to extend the shelf-life of the pre-cut vegetables. A German firm recently

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June 29, 2009

Tel Aviv… KosherToday Middle East Bureau Chief…Israelis are buying more private label products at supermarkets as a way of saving money, as in-house brands are 20 to 30 percent less expensive. A survey carried out by Mutagim Marketing polled 500 Israelis who were asked about their brand preferences at the supermarket.

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June 29, 2009

New York…With little more than four months to go, Kosherfest ’09 is shaping up as a major showcase of some of the newest trends in kosher. Kosherfest will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ October 27 – 28, 2009. Amongst the growing trades are such categories as kosher and natural, kosher

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June 29, 2009

New York…A number of kosher restaurants have closed in the past few months, most as a direct result of the ongoing recession. “Owners can’t just sit back and wait for people to come to them anymore,” says Elan Kornblum, "The Restaurant Guy" who publishes the
Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine

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June 29, 2009

New York…From Postville to Alaska, there were new hopes that the bankrupt Agriprocessor would soon spring to life, although there was still no word from the group that appears to have successfully acquired the company on what its plans for the company were. Hershey Friedman, the president of Montreal-based Polystar

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June 29, 2009

Tel Aviv…KosherToday Israel Bureau Chief…Israeli food exporters are feeling the overall decline in food sales because of the global economic slowdown. The Marker reports that when less humus is ordered in Manhattan, Israeli food companies feel the losses. First quarter export sales fell by 21 percent compared the same

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June 29, 2009

New York…With some 500 kosher certified companies, this year’s Fancy Food Show scheduled for June 28-30 at the Javits Center in Manhattan, will once again highlight the large number of specialty foods that have gone kosher in the past few years. According to the Mintel Research Organization, kosher continues to be the

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June 29, 2009

Moscow…Demand for kosher food continues to soar in Russia and some sources say that it isn’t only by Jews. Moscow’s kosher food store, located in the Chabad - Marina Roscha Community Center recently launched www.market.ru, the first online kosher food store in Russia, offering customers the convenience of home

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June 29, 2009

Manila…The Philippines is the latest country to set its sights on the lucrative kosher food market. Local food exporters are planning to offer a wider range of certified products to key markets, including the United States and Israel. The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions has set up the Kosher

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June 29, 2009

New York…Walking the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center, there were some 500 booths with kosher certification, but the big news was how many of the large international pavilions featured kosher. Some countries like Italy and Spain have been accustomed to meeting kosher buyers looking for the kosher fare. The

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