Kosherfest, the annual trade show for the kosher food industry, took place on November 12 and 13 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus. It’s where established companies introduce new products to stay current, overseas producers with experience in their home countries look to expand into the US market, and men and women with a dream, who turned their kitchens into labs, debut their new products, hoping to gain traction with consumers via distributors and retailers.
Kosherfest 2019 had a growing number of products promoting health benefits. Dozens of products were gluten free, sugar free, nut free and vegan. There was an expanding number of frozen prepared foods, ready to bake, or heat and eat, all touting quality ingredients and taste as well as convenience. Wine appears to be a growing category at Kosherfest. Several wineries were exhibiting, and uncorking top of the line bottles for sampling.