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March 30, 2009

New York…The big news on kosher wines is that there is no longer the breaking news that kosher wines for Passover are not just the sweet sacramental wines that were traditional staples on almost every Seder table. In newspapers throughout the country, the focus is on how kosher wines compare and in some cases are better

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March 30, 2009

Jerusalem…KT Middle Eastern Bureau Chief and Staff Reporters…It has been one of the big stories to come out of Israel this year, but it may very well be a case of comparing apples and oranges. Sales of matzoh, the unleavened bread for Passover, are rising or falling depending who one talks to and what sales period is

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March 30, 2009

New York… Feature Editor…Yes, Matzohs are still being produced on the Lower East Side. In fact, Streit’s Matzoh produces approximately 37,500 pounds of matzo a day by the same family that has run Streit’s since 1925. Unlike many other large kosher manufacturers, Streit’s is still very much a family business. It

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March 30, 2009

Chicago….The SuperValu chain has taken kosher to a new level with the launch of a new kosher Web page, according to Yakov Yarmove of SuperValu. The site, part of the Jewel-Osco site, was introduced in time for the Passover holiday. Yarmove says that he hopes to be able to roll such a site in more of SuperValu’s chains.

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March 16, 2009

New York…Fears of massive kosher meat shortages for Passover appear to have been premature, say kosher sources. In some areas, flanken may not be as available as in the past and there will be spot shortages of certain products here and there, but on balance there should be enough meat and poultry to go around, say the

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March 16, 2009

Brooklyn…KosherToday Feature Editor…Prices for the coveted Shmura (flour watched from planting) Matzohs rose only nominally despite the economy and the steep increases in commodity prices. Most of the bakeries reached by KosherToday said that they were cognizant of the hardship consumers faced in the continuing

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March 16, 2009

Jerusalem…Kentucky Fried Chicken in Israel is going kosher. The powdered milk based batter which coats the chicken will be replaced by a kosher soy substitute. KFC international has approved the new recipe which took the Israeli franchise owners two years to develop. KFC food labs in Dallas Texas have certified the

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March 16, 2009

Tel Aviv…Osem’s popular Kosher for Passover line of cakes is back this year with the addition of chocolate-coconut brownies. The new flavor joins the other cakes in the series: marble, chocolate, chocolate chips, and nuts. According to last year’s data, Osem owns almost half of the market share in the cake category.

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March 16, 2009

New York…Major changes are looming for customers that covet the higher kosher standard of Cholov Yisroel dairy, KosherToday has learned. A new brand, Machmirim, has already made its debut with milk and is expected to roll out many additional products, including yogurt. It is already being sold at lower prices than the

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March 16, 2009

New York…The recession not withstanding, retailers around the country opened their Passover aisles this week with a great deal of fanfare and expectations of strong sales. Most retailers have launched their advertising campaigns, offering many specials to “keep prices at bay.” New York’s Assemblyman Dov Hikind

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