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September 7, 2022

Lakewood, NJ…The calendar this year is turning into a huge bonanza for kosher retail as the late Rosh Hashanah (eve of September 25th) allowed for a Back-to-School season. In some years when the end of summer collapses into the high holy days, evidence has shown that sales were ultimately lower by at least 10%.

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September 7, 2022

Woodbourne, NY…It was a banner year for kosher purveyors in the Catskills as the summer vacation population continues to grow. One local expert said that more than 500 new units were built in the last two years and that more than 1,000 are on the drawing board and are expected to be ready by the summer of 2023 and

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September 7, 2022

New York…Walk into any kosher supermarket and there was one certainty. The table that had bags of potatoes would almost be full as would the table with the onions. But recently there was less of the Idaho potatoes, which was suffering from the weather from over a year ago where unusually hot temperatures caused a

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September 7, 2022

Secaucus NJ…Kosher food experts say that the past year has been a good year for the introduction of new kosher food products. Many of the products will compete in the annual New Product Competition, a major highlight of the annual kosher food trade show, scheduled for November 8-9 at the Meadowlands Convention

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September 7, 2022

New York…Honey, used on Rosh Hashanah to symbolize sweetness as in a sweet New Year, is inherently kosher but kashrus organizations warn that once the honey is tampered with in any way such as adding flavor kosher certification is required. The Star-K Kosher Certification explains it this way: “Honey is

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September 7, 2022

Chicago…The Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) is planning  to resume a long-standing tradition of holding its annual conference the day after Kosherfest which will be on November 10th. As in the past, the conference will be held at the headquarters of the Orthodox Union (OU) which recently moved its

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September 7, 2022

Chicago…The Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO) is planning  to resume a long-standing tradition of holding its annual conference the day after Kosherfest which will be on November 10th. As in the past, the conference will be held at the headquarters of the Orthodox Union (OU) which recently moved its

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September 7, 2022

Jerusalem…Product recalls are fairly common in the US where companies with the tacit agreement of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voluntarily pull products off the shelf often at an enormous loss of income for the companies. Products found to contain Salmonella are almost always quickly recalled. Critics

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August 23, 2022

New York…”We’re doing everything to mitigate the ridiculously high prices,” the owner of a chain of kosher independent supermarkets told Kosher Today. I watch the customers' faces and I pray that they don’t hit the eggs first whose prices have been going through the roof,”  he

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August 23, 2022

New York…Traveling on Business Class is for all practical purposes out of reach for even well-traveled businesspeople. But for those who can afford the high cost of travel and are kosher, at least the fare is above average these days, travel experts say. To get business travelers to spend more than an ordinary

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