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June 19, 2013 4:46 pm

Israeli Food Exports to U.S. Grow 50 Percent Since 2008

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Click photo to download. Caption: Israeli food exports to the U.S. have grown 50 percent since 2008. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute revealed that the U.S. received a record of $224 million worth of Israeli food and beverage exports in 2002, representing a 3-percent increase since 2011 and a 50-percent increase since 2008.

This rise in Israeli food exports to the U.S. resulted from a “more aggressive marketing strategy at all levels by the Israeli manufacturers and their US representatives,” sources told KosherToday.

Eleven Israeli manufactures will participate in the Israeli pavilion of the Fancy Food Show June 30 to July 2 in New York City. One major retailer told KosherToday that Israeli food is becoming more popular because of its “vastly improved quality and packaging.”

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