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January 16, 2007








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Regulatory Report Delfield Co./Enodis

TVA MULLS TIME-OF-USE ENERGY PRICING
Icemaking. Slow cooking. Think of the energy usage you might move off peak to cut utility bills....[full story]

WORCESTER HOPES KENNEDY, KERRY CAN LEAD CITY OUT OF FOG
Worcester, Mass., restaurants are in deep fats, oils and grease trouble, and the city's taking its case to Washington....[full story]

ILLINOIS LUCKY THIRTEENTH IN PASSING HIGHER WAGES
What would 99 cents buy back in 1970? That's what $5.15 buys today. Illinois says that's not enough....[full story]

SACRAMENTO COUNTY GIVES GREEN CARD TO RESTAURANTS
Big color coded placards can be identified from speeding cars. You'd better pass inspection....[full story]

TRANS FAT THE NEW TOBACCO; MORE LAWS IN WORKS
With cigarettes and trans fats out, pretty soon we could start the jumping jacks....[full story]

Economic Report Hotelex Shanghai, April 4-7, 2007

MATERIALS OUTLOOK IMPROVES EXCEPT STAINLESS—AND THAT'S UGLY
Slowdowns in several industries and regions are easing pressure on supplies, but stainless pricing is still causing nosebleeds....[full story]

MANUFACTURERS, OPS SWITCHING FROM 300 STAINLESS?
Okay, so where do you really need 304, as opposed to where you merely like it?....[full story]

CONSUMER SPENDING ON SERVICES KEEPS U.S. ECONOMY GOING
Houses, their white goods and cars are in the doldrums, but services transactions are zooming....[full story]

NRA SURVEY: FOOD SAFETY, AGING FACILITIES, ENERGY AMONG TOP TREND DRIVERS
Several key operator needs bode well for the equipment and supplies side of the industry....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

STANDEX ACQUIRES APW WYOTT GROUP, AFI
Standex expands and broadens its foodservice clout....[full story]

ARAMARK SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE BUYOUT
The contract management giant goes private....[full story]

ENERGY STAR LAUNCHES NEW WEB PAGE, NEWSLETTER
What models get the Energy Star? Which ones get rebates where? Now you can find out more easily....[full story]

PORTIONS GROWING; RESTAURANTS TO BLAME?
Johnny can't do a horizontal pushup away from the kitchen table. A new study shows today's kids gobbling more....[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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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