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January 3, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

WANT A SQUEEZE OF GERMS—ER, LIME—WITH THAT?
Nothing dampens OUR party mood like Latex gloves on the bartender. But the new food code is pretty clear on bare-hand contact. ...
[full story]

SAN FRANCISCO CONSIDERS CALORIE POSTING ON MENU BOARDS
Remember when tough guys like Karl Malden and Steve McQueen made the streets of San Francisco famous? Now the fights are about calorie signage. ...[full story]

NEW HET TOILET LIST, WORLD TOILET ASSOCIATION DEBUT
Not so long ago, we'd have made a juvenile joke about toilet news. ...
[full story]

SANTA MONICA TAKES OUT POLYSTYRENE TAKEOUT PACKAGING ON FEB. 9
Non-recyclables get the heave-ho next month. ...[full story]

CHINA GETS THE LEAD OUT ON FOOD SAFETY LAW
The head of the country's food and drug administration was executed last year. The new guys, understandably, are showing some sense of urgency about a lot of things. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

SPECIAL 2008 FORECAST REPORT
FER PREDICTS 1.5% REAL GROWTH FOR E&S MANUFACTURER SALES
Despite a tanking general economy, we expect moderate real growth of E&S sales this year. ...[full story]

NRA INDEX FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 2003
None of the indicators is positive, true, but the negatives are not all that deep, either. And no, we're not running for office. ...[full story]

OPERATOR FORECASTS: BOTH NRA, TECHNOMIC PREDICT REAL GROWTH
In that zero-gravity territory where gages contradict, some real growth looks pretty realistic. ...[full story]

MOUNTAIN STATES AGAIN TO LEAD GROWTH
People keep flocking to the wide open spaces. ...[full story]

Industry Report FHA2008

ARBY'S GOES GREEN WITH SOLAR POWER
Sometimes very, very good things don't bust the budget. ...[full story]

UPSTART CUPPY'S COFFEE TAKES ON STARBUCKS
Cuppy's opened 58 of its 60 stores last year. What's in that coffee, anyway? ...[full story]

MCDONALD'S THINKS GREEN GLOBALLY, ACTS LOCALLY
Enviro challenges differ from place to place. So do the company's responses. ...[full story]

POLLO CAMPERO PLANS FOR 120 MORE
Pollo Campero means country chicken. Literally. And now it's in 11 countries. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
(publishers of Foodservice Equipment Reports),
covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
on issues impacting the equipment and supplies industry.

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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Brian Ward,
chief editor; Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward.

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