Saturday, January 28, 2023

Brooklyn—The Brooklyn Paper recently ran a comparison between three of Brooklyn’s largest food retailers, all of which have a significant number of kosher products. The Paper evaluated such shopping experiences as bike racks, prices of cheese, cheapest peanut butter, and salad bar prices per mound. The three stores, Whole Foods, Fairway, and Pathmark each chalked up an edge over the others in some categories, but particularly eye-catching was the 25 flavors of hummus reported by Pathmark as opposed to 20 by Fairway and only 12 for Whole Foods (which, of course would not accept hummus with other than healthy ingredients). Whole Foods did win the competition for Greek Yogurt with 18 despite the fact that the chain recently announced that it would no longer carry Chobani (the leader in Greek Yogurt) because of the ingredients. Pathmark reported 12 and Fairway 11.

Passover 2014 Looks Promising

By KosherToday Staff Reporters

New York — Three months before the first Seder on the eve of April 14th, the kosher community is already in Passover mode, according to industry sources. The baking of matzos has begun in earnest. Retailers are completing their “planograms” and orders are being placed. The number of new products to be introduced may top last year’s estimate of 350 new items. Among these new products will be the new OU Kosher for Passover status for kitniyot (eaten by Sephardic Jews from Middle East descent). Quinoa also got the stamp of approval from the OU.

By KosherToday Staff Reporters

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