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New Jewish Population Study Shows Promise for Kosher

For the first time in 9 years, a major Jewish population study has some relatively good news for the kosher food industry. The new Pew Research puts the number of Jews in the US as 7.5 – 8 million, although most are not practicing Jews or may in fact live in a household with non-Jewish members. Yet, a good number of them do eat kosher foods, even if occasionally. Among Jews 18 to 29, 70% say they often or sometimes cook or eat traditional Jewish foods, identical to the percentage of Jews 65 and older.

How the pandemic is reshaping the snacking occasion

Several studies have shown a long-term increase in snacking, but the reasons for grabbing a bite or beverage have shifted over the past year. With the full force of the COVID-19 health crisis weighing on consumers, it’s clear that emotions are playing an even greater role in their choices.

Fruit drink labeling is confusing to many parents, study finds

Most parents of young children cannot identify key ingredients in children’s drinks after reviewing the packaging, Nutrition Facts and the ingredients list, according to research emailed to Food Dive from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut and the School of Global Public Health at New York University. This includes the presence of added sugars, no- and low-calorie sweeteners and the percentage of juice.

What’s Next for Kosher in 2021: More Health-Conscious Consumers

Adelle’s doctor was full of advice on how to eat healthier in an age of Corona. She gave Adelle a list of foods that were not common on her shopping list. “These are all foods that help boost the immune system,” the doctor stressed. According to one supermarket manager, Adelle is part of a growing number of consumers that are searching for kosher products that help the immune system in an age where people are concerned about having antibodies to ward off chances of contracting the Coronavirus.

Nestlé Speeds Support with Augmented Reality

At a time when travel is restricted due to COVID-19, Nestlé is expanding the use of augmented reality technology to provide remote support to its production and R&D sites and to connect with suppliers. Experts across the company and external providers are using remote assistance tools to connect with people at factories and other facilities […]

Covid-19 Impact on Kosher Food Industry Significant

On the surface it seems as if the kosher food industry has dodged a bullet during the Covid-19 pandemic but food experts say that when all the data is in, there will be a significant impact. Retailers are complaining that shipments are delayed due to workers testing positive and being in quarantine. They also say […]

Candy Companies Pivot for a Socially Distanced Halloween

“Halloween celebrations are likely to be different this year, with an earlier start to the season and more geographic differences than in prior years,” said Chairman and CEO Michele Buck, The Hershey Company, during the second quarter earnings call. Halloween season sales are about 10% of the company’s annual sales. About 50% of those sales come […]

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