Kosher Food Firm Manischewitz to Shutter Plant in Newark

July 17, 2017

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Kosher Food Firm Manischewitz to Shutter Plant in Newark
Manischewitz plans to close its Newark plant. Image courtesy of Flickr user Robert Couse-Baker

American kosher food and beverage manufacturing firm The Manischewitz Company plans to shutter its plant in Newark, NJ and cut 169 positions this September, according to a notice filed by the company with the state announcing its intention to close the site.

“At a challenging time in the retail and grocery business, we have made the decision to close our plant in Newark,” a Manischewitz spokesperson told “Beginning this fall, our products will be made at more modern New Jersey facilities.”

Manischewitz, self-billed as the “the number one maker of matzo and unleavened bread in the world,” has operated a plant, as well as its headquarters, in Newark since 2006. The firm said it plans to help the impacted production employees find new positions, while executive management workers are slated to remain at their present site.

According to’s report, the food and beverage maker employed 300 workers in 2016.

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