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October 6th, 2015

by Total Food Service

Kosher-Certified Vendors to Compete for New Product Awards

Each year a select panel of kosher supermarket buyers, culinary experts, industry luminaries, and media congress in New York City to rate and rank over 100 of the newest kosher-certified products. Entries are submitted by suppliers and distributors exhibiting at Kosherfest, the world's largest business to business event for the kosher industry.  The deadline for entries is October 14, 2015 and winners will be announced on October 26, 2015.

Jamie Geller of Joy of Kosher magazine will be making a special appearance as a judge this year. "Kosherfest is the ultimate event for vendors to introduce their kosher products to retail buyers in the US," said Geller. "I am delighted to be invited to take part in this year's competition."

Products are judged and awarded in the following categories:

  • Cereals and convenience breakfast
  • Yogurt or cheese
  • Savory snacks including chips and crackers
  • Sweet snacks including cookies and candy
  • Breads and baked goods
  • Frozen desserts
  • Dips, spreads, and salsa
  • Jams/preserves and dried fruit
  • Condiments, sauces, dressings, and marinades
  • Spices, oils, and vinegars
  • Mixes
  • Pastas, rice, and grains
  • Frozen entrees and meal components
  • Packaged meats
  • Giftware, novelties, and non-food items
  • Wine, beer, and spirits
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

On November 10, 2015 the selected winners will be honored during opening ceremony of the 27th edition of Kosherfest.  Last year, nearly 6,000 attendees visited Kosherfest, including large retail buyers A&P Supermarkets, Ahold USA, Bi-Lo Holdings, Evergreen Supermarkets, Jewel Osco, KeHe, Schnucks Markets, Wakefern, and many more.

Exhibit space has sold out for the past four consecutive years. To inquire about exhibiting, contact sales@kosherfest.com. Registration for Kosherfest and the New Product Competition and Showcase submissions for exhibitors are available www.kosherfest.com.

About Kosherfest
Kosherfest is the world's largest and most attended kosher-certified products trade show. From chain supermarkets to corner groceries, foodservice establishments to caterers, every kind of kosher decision maker will find opportunity and inspiration at Kosherfest. More than 6,000 industry professionals are expected to attend, and more than 325 exhibitors will feature kosher-certified products and services for the kosher market. www.kosherfest.com

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: technology, seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com

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