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January 4, 2007








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Regulatory Report Scotsman Ice Systems/Enodis

FAT FIGHT TRANSFORMING LEGISLATIVE LANDSCAPE
The groundswell against swelling waistlines and heart troubles has translated into an all-out assault on trans fats. Not just hither, but yon, and beyond....[full story]

PORTLAND BUSINESSES SURPRISE COUNCIL IN SUPPORT OF CHAINS
Hey, maybe well-known, strong brands can help draw traffic and dollars into a historic downtown....[full story]

OREGON'S REEFERS JUST GOT COLDER
As of Jan. 1, the coolers have to be, well, cooler....[full story]

IT'S JAN. 4: DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER IS?
If you operate in the counties under the jurisdiction of Kentucky's Barren River District Health Department, the jig is up....[full story]

Economic Report Hotelex Shanghai, April 4-7, 2007

NRA FORECASTS 2.1% REAL GROWTH FOR FOODSERVICE IN 2007
Again, things look pretty good for the eating business....[full story]

SUNBELT, MOUNTAIN STATES AGAIN TO LEAD GROWTH, NRA PREDICTS
People are migrating, and they're bringing their napkins....[full story]

CONSUMER SENTIMENT, EXPECTATIONS, GDP GROWTH ALL TRICKLE LOWER
Strong current conditions, and a look ahead to the usual winter snooze, might account for the numbers. Then there's the housing business....
[full story]

NRA INDEX FLAT IN NOVEMBER; E&S TRENDS REMAIN POSITIVE
Another steady month, with no strong shifts either way....[full story]

Industry Report FER Advertising

ELECTRIC RATES TO SKYROCKET WIDELY
Deregulation. Droughts. Infrastructure. Ironically, the cost of natural gas running electric plants. The price of electricity is jumping double digits in a bunch of major markets, right about now....[full story]

TRIMARK USA UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
Make a note in your genealogy of equipment distributors and design firms: TriMark USA has been acquired by Audax Group....[full story]

VENT MASTER MERGES WITH HALTON
Two respected ventilation brands become one....[full story]

EFC HONORS ENODIS COMPANIES
Enodis plc and three of its operating companies have hauled in some innovation awards....[full story]

ASHRAE RELEASES NEW GREENGUIDE
Now that folks understand this green movement can turn into cash, it's getting pretty interesting....[full story]




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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Brian Ward, chief editor;
Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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