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Chometz after Passover 2015

The following is a list of stores for which I have information regarding purchase of Chometz foods after Passover 2015. This list is from a number of sources. Some of the stores are non-Jewish owned and have their own distribution system, so there are no problems in purchasing chometz from them. A large number of stores in the Northeast use a Jewish owned distributor for many of their grocery items in some parts of the country. Rabbi Doneal Senter of the Kof- in conjunction with Rabbi Belsky have arranged the sale of the chometz for this distributor (see *2), . Please note that the kosher food distributors sell their chometz and the "haimishe" branded products are acceptable to be purchased at these stores after Passover. The fresh breads are placed in the stores by a distibutor who specializes in these items. Ask your own rabbi as to what to do in your area. I do not have information on the stores that are not listed. (Information posted on April 16, 2015.)

National Stores

Local Stores

Baltimore Area
Information is from the Star-K. ( *1):

Boston, MA
Information from Young Israel of Brookline (YIB), Orthodox Rabbinical Council of Mass.

Chicago, IL
Information from cRc

The following Chicago area stores are either owned by gentiles or have arranged to sell their chometz for Passover. Please check with your local kashrus agency for details regarding stores outside of the Chicago area.

Detroit, MI
Information from PesachGram.

Los Angeles area
Information from the RCC..
RCC: a Mechirah was done for the following establishments*4

New York/New Jersey Area
Information from Jewish Center of New York, Oheb zedek NY, and Rabbi Teitz.

Washington-DC area from the Capitol K

*1From the Star-K: "Please note: Target and Safeway in the Baltimore area buy their food items from a Jewish distributor that does not sell its chometz. If possible, one should avoid purchasing items from Target until after May 10, 2015, four weeks after Pesach. We do not have any information regarding these stores in other parts of the country."

*4 OU's position on mechira

*2: Rabbi Doneal Senter of the Kof- in conjunction with Rabbi Belsky have arranged the sale of the chometz for C&S, a major Jewish owned distributor.C&S distributes to the following stores in the Northest/Mid-Atantic, , California: Fresno, Sacramento, Stockton, Indiana, Southeast: Albama , Louisiana, Floria, South Carolina, Texas & Hawaii

  • A&P
  • Holiday Quality Foods
  • Safeway
  • Big M
  • Key Food
  • Sav-Mor Markets
  • BI-LO
  • Kroger
  • Scolari's
  • Food 4 Less-Stockton
  • MainStreet Market
  • Shaw's
  • Food Town
  • Market Basket
  • Southern Family Markets
  • Food World
  • Marsh Supermarkets
  • Star Market
  • Foodland-Hawaii
  • Nugget Markets
  • Stop & Shop
  • Giant-Carlisle
  • O'Malia's
  • Super Fresh
  • Giant-Landover
  • Pathmark
  • Target
  • Grand Union
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • Great American
  • Walgreen's-Hawaii
  • Winn-Dixie



*3 Rabbi Teitz arranged the sale for Shoprite (all stores, as well as the Wakefern purchasing arm).

*6 The Kof-K has faciliated the sale of the chmometz for A&P and their subidiaries Pathmark, Waldbaums, The Food Emporium, Food Basics, and Superfresh as well as Jethro/ Restaurant Depot and Fairway.

Ed. note: Check with your local rabbinical authority regarding establishments in your community.
We do not have any information about establishments which are not listed.

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