Consumers spent approximately $165 billion for kosher products in 2003, according to data compiled by Integrated Marketing Communications. In comparison, they spent $250 million on kosher products 25 years earlier.
In 2005, 40% of US grocery sales were certified kosher, according to the Bureau of Census
The kosher food market is enjoying an annual growth of approximately 15%. In comparison, non-kosher food sales in American supermarkets are growing at approximately 4 percent a year.
There are more than 100,000 kosher certified products today. Approximately 3,000 new products are introduced into the kosher market each year.
The average number of kosher products in American supermarkets is 17,000.
There are over 10,000 kosher producing companies today.
Of the 10.5 million Americans who eat kosher products, only 20 percent are Jewish.
Kosher is not just “ethnic” food. Beyond gefilte fish and matzo ball mix, meats and poultry, kosher products exist in every segment of the food industry from to processed foods and drinks to cereal and condiments.
The annual New York kosher food exposition, Kosherfest, attracts an estimated 10,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors representing companies from 29 countries and 40 U.S. states.