10/3/06

First "Kosher" Wal-Mart in Dallas (of all places)

So now acccording to the news flash in the elevator that I was reading today, there is a Kosher Wal-Mart in Dallas. This is the only evidence I could find about the story:

Clued in on kosher: Wal-Mart in Far North Dallas is retailer's first to cater to Jewish diet
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
By MARIA HALKIAS / The Dallas Morning News

Wal-Mart is picking up some street smarts in the big city.

Now, at the new Supercenter on Montfort Drive in Far North Dallas, in a neighborhood of synagogues and across the street from the Jewish Family Service office, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is getting a lesson in kosher foods.

John Murphy, Wal-Mart's regional vice president, wants to make the Montfort Drive Wal-Mart the first kosher-certified store in the chain. But he admits the company got off to a slow start and has a long way to go.

"I'm driving the surrounding neighborhoods with our dairy buyer, Dan Irwin, and he says, 'Do you notice there are several synagogues?' " Mr. Murphy said.

As a company, he said, "we thought we could order some jars of gefilte fish and matzo ball mix and put it in a section on Aisle 3 and we'd be serving this community. That's basically what's in our computer database."

Fortunately for Mr. Murphy and Wal-Mart, there is no shortage of helpful local residents to set them straight. ... (more)
I'm not sure how Kosher that Wal-Mart will be. Any ideas?

2 comments:

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

i've been to Walmarts with tons of kosher food in their food departments, including Amnon's and J2 kosher frozen pizza 4 hours away from NYC in Upstate New York

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