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January 29, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

NEW YORK CITY COUNTS CALORIES WITH NEW RULE
If at first you don't succeed, go back and rewrite the ordinance on posting calorie counts. ...[full story]

BEANTOWN WEIGHS BAN OF 'BAD' FAT
Last time Boston had its fill of something, a bunch of tea ended up at the bottom of the harbor. Now the topic is trans fat. ...[full story]

CHINA BANS DISPOSABLE PLASTIC BAGS
Three billion bags a day got to be a real problem. ...[full story]

ALABAMA TOWN CONSIDERS NEW FOG LAWS
Fort Payne, Ala., is concerned about population growth—and more restaurants—overwhelming its plumbing. ...[full story]

BASTIONS OF TOBACCO FALLING TO SMOKING BANS
Turkey, home of the hookah and "Turkish blend," France, and now even Thailand are kicking the habit, at least in public places. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

TECHNOMIC REVISES OP FORECAST TO NEGATIVE, WITH BRIGHT SPOTS
Overall operator sales are likely to decline this year, but most of the trouble is in just a couple segments. ...[full story]

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT REPORTS TO RELEASE REVISED E&S FORECAST AT MUFES MEETING
Technomic isn't the only forecasting group revising its 2008 forecast. ...
[full story]

DARE WE BRING UP MACROECONOMIC TRENDS?
Amid a bombardment of economic details, it's helpful to focus on a few biggies. ...[full story]

WHAT, US WORRY? McDONALD'S TO SPEND $2 BILLION ON CAPITAL PROJECTS
When the goin' gets tough, the tough build, re-image and add products. ...[full story]

Industry Report FHA2008

UNCLE SAM'S CENSUS BUREAU WANTS YOU!
Time to turn in your U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Economic Census form—and check out the info you can benefit from. ...[full story]

NRA NAMES 25 INNOVATION AWARD RECIPIENTS
Not just new, but truly innovative equipment gets well-deserved recognition. [full story]

PG&E BUYS INTO WAVE POWER
Those rolling ocean waves are more than just pretty—they're full of energy. [full story]

RED ROBIN GOES BOB-BOB-BOBBIN' FOR FRANCHISE STORES
Perhaps you remember the song? ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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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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