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January 19, 2009

New York…The upheaval in the kosher meat industry in 2008 did not have a major impact on the overall popularity of kosher, a new study by the Mintel Research Organization will show. KosherToday has learned that the latest research by the international research organization on the kosher food industry shows that the

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January 19, 2009

Postville, IA…Rumors are rife that the bankrupt Agriprocessors will soon begin the kosher slaughter of turkeys and that it is only a matter of time that the plant will also resiume the schechita (kosher slaughter) of calves. In the meantime, incarcerated Sholom Rubashkin will get another chance to make his case for

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January 19, 2009

Sderot, Israel…Residents of this embattled city participated in a well-attended kosher wine tasting event last week as rockets continued to fall in the area last week. In addition to the residents from many communities in Southern Israel, a large number of the participants at the event were soldiers serving in the Gaza

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January 19, 2009

Brooklyn… The Blue Ribbon store on Avenue J will not be closing after all. According to the owners, they managed to retain their current location and will remain in operation for the foreseeable future. KosherToday had reported several weeks ago that the popular store on one of the Jewish community’s busiest commercial

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January 19, 2009

Tel Aviv…by Idele Ross, KosherToday Israel Bureau Chief...A recent survey of expenses on food by place of purchase indicated that households are distributing food purchases among more types of retail places. The study by the Geocartography Group for the IMA Food Industries Division showed that Israelis are moving from

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January 19, 2009

Baltimore…The combination of a kosher symbol with organic certification can dramatically boost sales of such products, studies show. The major impact on sales of these dual certified products is reflected in Mintel International’s 2008 research data which shows that both kosher and organic were amongst the top ten

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January 19, 2009

Phoenix, Ariz… American Jewish Spirit, a quarterly magazine, will partner with Star-K Kosher Certification to publish a kosher food and lifestyle magazine supplement to be distributed to its readership throughout the U.S. and Canada, it was announced by Robin Myerson, publisher and cofounder of Jewish Spirit Media. The

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January 19, 2009

Tel Aviv…Teva-Off launched new fresh poultry that has an extended eight-day shelf life in a joint project with Hefestus, a major packaging firm. This innovation will help the producer and the retailer significantly cut production costs and the number of returns as a result of improving processes in the supply chain. Meat

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January 19, 2009

Chesterfield, VA…Sabra Salads broke ground on a $59.3 million food-processing plant just north of Colonial Heights. Sabra is a joint venture between PepsiCo and Strauss Group, Israel's second-largest food and beverage company. The plant is expected to employ 260 people when it opens by mid-2010. Strauss becomes the first

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January 19, 2009

Chicago…Snow and bone chilling cold did not stop 30 store directors of SuperValu stores from attending the second annual Passover Show sponsored by the chain. The store directors came from Jewel divisions in Illinois and Indiana. According to Yakov M. Yarmove, Business Development Manager - Ethnic Marketing and Specialty

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