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June 16, 2022

South Fallsburg, NY. It was only the end of May but the deli selection at Landau’s Supermarket was already replete with hot dogs, sausages, and all the condiments. Traditionally, the barbecue season used to begin on July 4th but with the Catskills increasingly emerging as a year-round destination the barbecues have

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June 16, 2022

Tel Aviv…The French are coming! Less than a year after acquiring the Yeinot Bitan supermarket chain, Electra Consumer Products of the Elco group, reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with the French supermarket chain, Carrefour to open a supermarket chain in Israel under the Carrefour brand.

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June 16, 2022

Terrell, Texas…Here’s a tip for those planning a trip to Kosherfest ’22 (November 8-9, 2022):

Look up a company called Smo Better Food Company. Smo? The name is for daughter Lily for whom they hope to leave a legacy of fine foods. “We are a socially conscious company, so our entire product

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June 16, 2022

New York…The Fancy Food Show is back this week (June 12-14) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, albeit smaller and with a somewhat of a different look. Europe, for example, will be represented through “The Charming Taste of Europe” which is co-financed by the European Union. The Fancy

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June 16, 2022

New York…When Heshy (not his real name) did not receive his order for 3 days, he called the distributor to complain only to be told “it’s part of the supply chain problem.” Heshy’s daughter happened to shop at a competing store only to find that the item in question was fully stocked. He and

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May 24, 2022

Belfast…Although a relatively tiny Jewish community, there has been a shortage of kosher food in Northern Ireland, thanks to Brexit. During a visit to Belfast, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to send kosher food to Northern Ireland. The Prime Minister promised to cut through the bureaucratic red tape and

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May 24, 2022

Secaucus, NJ…Many of the exhibitors signed for Kosherfest ’22 (November 8-9) have learned an industry secret: Kosherfest is an excellent venue for making contact with the lucrative kosher foodservice business.  AC RadioCom is the Kenwood direct

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May 24, 2022

Brooklyn…“It is a Shabbos and a two-day Yom Tov which means I need everything,” was the way one manager of an independent kosher supermarket described preparations for the Shabbos followed by the two-day Shavuos holiday. put it. He had already laid out a full display of the traditional dairy products

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May 24, 2022

Iselin, NJ…More than 150 rabbis met here for 3 days (May 8-10) as part of the semi-annual convention of the Association of Kashrus Organization (AKO). Kashrus organizations from all over the world gathered here in person (following the difficulties of travel during the pandemic). Founded in 1985 and representing 108

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May 24, 2022

New York…For a while a Matzoh bakery in Ukraine continued to bake despite the Russian invasion. Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein who has headed Kosher L’Mehadrin certification since 1989 says that even in the middle of World War 1, ads were still touting the best tasting macaroons for Passover. It was a period of

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