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Diversified Celebrates Kosherfest’s 25th Anniversary

Diversified Communications celebrates the 25th edition of Kosherfest – the largest annual meeting place and product resource for the kosher trade industry – held last week in New Jersey at Meadowlands Exposition Center. Diversified has been producing Kosherfest and the KosherToday eNewsletter in partnership with the event’s founder Menachem Lubinsky since they acquired it in 2004.

Diversified Celebrates Kosherfest’s 25th Anniversary. A tribute to the industry’s evolution, a successful partnership and talented teams.

Diversified Communications celebrates the 25th edition of Kosherfest – the largest annual meeting place and product resource for the kosher trade industry – held last week in New Jersey at Meadowlands Exposition Center. Diversified has been producing Kosherfest and the KosherToday eNewsletter in partnership with the event’s founder Menachem Lubinsky since they acquired it in 2004.

The event has grown from 69 exhibitors and 700 attendees in 1989 to a sold out exhibit hall featuring 275 exhibitors and welcoming more than 6,500 industry professionals to attend Kosherfest 2013. Growth is also evident in the international participation and the vast product mix that includes traditional, healthy and gourmet. Today, the Kosher market is worth $12.5 Billion and the number of Kosher Products in US Supermarkets has risen to 125,000.

The celebration before and during the event paid tribute to the evolution of the Kosher market place. Leading up to the 25th edition of Kosherfest, KosherToday chronicled people who helped propel Kosher, how Kosher Cookbooks defined the growth of Kosher and the significant changes to the product mix and Kashrus/Kosher standards.

At the event, Mr.Lubinsky led a panel discussion, Kosherfest at 25: An Industry Celebrates a Quarter Century of Growth and Prepares to Face a New Era of Challenges and Hope. The group shared how the Kosher industry adapted to changes in retail, technology, demographics and global competition, and became a big business and a mainstream food trend.

Following the event, and as the Kosherfest team returns to Diversified’s office in Portland Maine, the celebration is about and the significance of the event’s anniversary for the company and the teams that contribute to the event’s success year after year.

“This decade long partnership is testament to Diversified’s ability to work with entrepreneurs to expand their events and help them fulfill their vision,” stated Diversified’s President and CEO, Theodore Wirth “The 25th anniversary of the event is a testament to the talent of our teams and their commitment to growing and strengthening this niche business community.”

The Kosher industry joins the ranks of the other long-served niche markets Diversified is passionate about. For over 40 years Diversified has been producing trade events and publications serving the seafood, fishing and commercial marine industries.

Kosherfest is part of Diversified’s global food and beverage portfolio which includes over 30 trade and consumer events in 10 countries.

 

 


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: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified has divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: https://www.divcom.com

 

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