Secaucus NJ…Kosherfest 2019 (November 12-13, Meadowlands Exposition Center) will be anything but a repeat of previous shows as 90 new exhibitors are set to claim a share of the rapidly expanding kosher food market. Many are startups or companies from all over the US and indeed the world that are seeking store shelf space next to some of the established brands that are long-time exhibitors at Kosherfest. Some of the new exhibitors from abroad will include Abouhav Winery from Tzfat, Israel, Bute Island Foods from the UK, Catespan S.A.U. from Guadalajara, Mexico, Nexpo Conversion from Sri Lanka, Ornat Foods from Israel, GOK from Brazil, HB Manservices from South Africa, Eli Kosher Kitchen from Dubai, and Food Aerosoles from Spain. Other new exhibitors will be from the New York-New Jersey area, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Oklahoma and Texas. Some noted kosher brands already on shelves who are part of the new exhibitor list include Dvash, Sprinkles, Au Bon Cake, Aunt Gussie’s Cookies, and Cream-O-Land. Many new wineries will also be exhibiting for the first time.
The significant number of new exhibitors represents nearly 40% of the show floor but more significantly they will add several hundred new items to the kosher food mix. “For those who think there is nothing new at Kosherfest, this year’s show will be an eye-opener,” said a Kosherfest official. “It represents a major expansion of options for buyers over past years,” the official concluded. (Kosher Today)