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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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March 16, 2009

New York…The economy is wreaking havoc on many middle class Jews who are increasingly having difficulty feeding their families, social service agencies say. The Masbia soup kitchen in Boro Park, which opened several years ago to feed individual poor people is now being used by entire families affected by the recession,

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March 16, 2009

Jerusalem…The Histadrut Trade Federation’s Consumer Authority has found that people are buying less but spending more wisely. 56.3 percent of the consumers who were polled said they have had to scale back. The Geocartography Institute survey for the Consumer Authority polled 500 adults and over half said they are

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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

Jerusalem…The Histadrut Trade Federation’s Consumer Authority has found that people are buying less but spending more wisely. 56.3 percent of the consumers who were polled said they have had to scale back. The Geocartography Institute survey for the Consumer Authority polled 500 adults and over half said they are

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March 2, 2009

New York…Kosher food manufacturers are hoping that many of the new products that they are introducing will help drive sales this Passover (eve of April 8th through the 16th) despite the recession. According to kosher food sources, more than 400 new products will be introduced, ranging from LaRomme’s “white bread”

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