Sunday, February 4, 2007
The average kosher consumer spends about $1,000 more each year on food, according to a
recent study announced at Kosherfest, a trade show.
Kosher food companies are growing at an annual rate of 10 percent to 15 percent due to increased sales of wines, cheeses, snacks and frozen foods. The survey also reported strong sales of new kosher liquors and pre-washed vegetables.
More than one-fifth of U.S. consumers, Jews and non-Jews, buy some sort of kosher product, contributing to $175 billion in annual sales. Buyers who aren't Jewish most often buy kosher foods because they believe they are healthier, the study said.