A rapidly growing kosher food industry with many new products will gather at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., Nov. 13 to 14, 2012.
Kosherfest is the largest kosher food, foodservice, beverage, wine and spirits trade show, now in its 23rd year. It is produced by Diversified Business Communications and coproduced by Menachem Lubinsky, founder of Kosherfest and CEO of LUBICOM, a full-service marketing company.
“The kosher food industry has much to look forward to as various new studies indicate a significant growth in the core kosher market,” said Mr. Lubinsky. “There is every indication that the kosher food industry will continue to grow at a pace of 12 percent to 15 percent a year.”
Mr. Lubinsky is referring to studies by UJA-Federation of New York which showed a significant growth of Orthodox Jews and Jews in general who observe kosher and the Mintel Research Group which showed kosher to be the leading claim on all new products, indicating its significance in mainstream food markets.
This year’s Kosherfest offers exhibitors opportunity to get their products in front of thousands of trade buyers from across the globe. Buyers represent a broad spectrum, from independent restaurants and specialty markets to supermarket chains, ingredient buyers and big-box stores, among many others. Kosherfest offers a Key Buyers program, special events, media exposure, promotional opportunities, a new products competition and showcase, and exhibitor specials.
Kosherfest 2012 exhibitors are invited to participate in the annual New Product Competition, in which the best new kosher products of the year from among 17 categories will be chosen by industry professionals, including top kosher category buyers for retail chains, distributors and foodservice establishments. The event will be held Oct. 18 in New York City. Exhibitors who wish to enter can find details and entry forms on the kosherfest.com.
In the spirit of “Iron Chef,” this year’s 5th Annual Kosherfest Culinary Competition will take place on at Kosherfest on Nov. 14. This heated but lighthearted competition is produced in partnership with The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts and Diversified Business Communications and features top kosher chefs vying for bragging rights and a cash prize.