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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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January 5, 2009

New York…In the Tri-State area’s giant hub of kosher food, an industry that is a major kosher-food provider often gets overlooked. Yet the main hospitals in New York City, as well as hospitals in other major markets, are dealing with an increased demand by patients, their families, visitors and staff. At the Maimonides

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January 5, 2009

Sderot, Israel…The recent events in the Gaza Strip have made it a daily challenge for many food manufacturing plants to maintain full scale production. Many employees of such major food plants as Osem, Elite, and Sogolowek have opted to stay home with their families in the wake of the daily barrage of rockets unleashed

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January 5, 2009

New York…While the nation focused on a slow retail environment during this past holiday season, kosher distributors reported having a strong Chanukah season. At least two major distributors reported that they had 10% - 12% increases in sales. Amongst the items that did well were frozen latkes, and sufganiyot (jelly

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January 5, 2009

Washington, D.C…Several missives by major Jewish defense organizations for the release of Sholom Rubashkin have been ignored by the Bush Administration, namely Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Mr. Rubashkin, the former CEO of the bankrupt Agriprocessors, who is in a Dubuque, IA jail on bank fraud charges, has been

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