October 19, 2020

Adjusting to the No Kosherfest Blues

The breaking news in this edition is the official announcement of the cancellation of Kosherfest 2020 and the planned new date for 2021. Of course, this is all contingent on how rapidly the Covid-19 crisis ends. Just this week, one long-time exhibitor lamented how he used to be so busy at this time of the year preparing his exhibit. An overseas exhibitor wrote: “I will miss the excitement and the magnificent atmosphere at Kosherfest.” One e-mail even tried to console me: “I’m sure you are using the time to plan bigger and better things for the (kosher) industry.”

One buyer told me that he usually travels most of October and November to shows like the Private Label Show and Kosherfest. Of course, the beginning of most of the e-mails tell us what our main concern should be: “Hope you are healthy and safe.” I can just imagine how festive Kosherfest 2021 will be when it does take place next year in November. Stay healthy and safe!