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Market Celebrates 40 Years with 'Throwback Prices'

Shalom Kosher Market celebrates an anniversary milestone with special deals and a partnership with Manna Food Center.

Screenshot from Shalom Kosher Market's website (http://www.theshalomgroup.com/shalom-kosher), Nov. 22, 2013.
Screenshot from Shalom Kosher Market's website (http://www.theshalomgroup.com/shalom-kosher), Nov. 22, 2013.

Shalom Kosher Market (1361 Lamberton Dr., Silver Spring) kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration this month with "throwback prices where [among other things] customers can get a dozen medium eggs for 55 cents," according to a news release from the market.

Through Nov. 24, "customers can enjoy daily anniversary specials, tastings and a chance to win a $40 Shalom Kosher gift certificate each day," the news release stated.

Shalom Kosher also has partnered with Manna Food Center during the celebration to collect donations for people in need in Montgomery County. To help, purchase a $5 Manna Food Bag or make donations at checkout.

"This new partnership has come at a good time. We have seen a steady increase in need since the recession and with the recent cuts to SNAP benefits (food stamps), we expect the need to rise even higher. Hunger is a community-wide issue requiring community-wide interventions. This partnership is unique as it will help us stock a larger inventory of kosher products to help address the needs of people with specific dietary requirements," Mark Foraker, director of development for Manna Food Center, said in a statement.

Shalom Kosher Market has been locally owned and operated by the Dekelbaum family since 1973, when the business began as a kosher butcher shop. Now, it's the "largest and longest-standing kosher supermarket in the DC Metro area," according to the news release.

Last year, the store moved from a 5,000 square-foot location to a 25,000 square-foot location in Kemp Mill. 

"It’s hard to believe we have already been in Kemp Mill for a year and it is really exciting for us to reach this special 40-year milestone. Our 40th anniversary celebration is our way of thanking our customers who have supported us all these years,” Larry Dekelbaum said. "We wanted to be able to do something special for them and the community and our new partnership with Manna and this celebration is our way of saying 'thank you' for 40 fabulous years."

Shalom Kosher Market carries more than 25,000 kosher products, including everyday basics, specialty items, a lactose-free bakery, a full-service meat department, a new gluten-free section and ready-to-eat prepared foods featuring vegetarian and lactose-free choices. For more information, visit the store's website at www.shalomkosher.com.

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