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February 8, 2005








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Economic Report

WASHINGTON STATE READIES ENERGY BILL
Yes, the trend toward requiring energy fitness marches on....[full story]

MICHIGAN ONLINE CALCULATOR HELPS WITH PLAN REVIEWS
If you’re working on plans for a Michigan eatery, save your team a few hassles....[full story]

OHIO LATEST TO BAR OBESITY LAWSUITS
The ranks of states against obesity lawsuits are, uh, swelling....[full story]

SURFING FOR FOOD SAFETY: PART 2
Waxing up your virtual surfboard in search of food safety sites...[full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corp.

RESTAURANT TRAFFIC POSTS GAINS FOR LAST QUARTER AND 2004
Traffic at U.S. restaurants grew 1.1% in the quarter ending in November....[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX JUMPS IN DECEMBER
A jump in traffic and same-store sales looked good in December.... [full story]

GROWTH OF KEY MACRO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS MIXED
Disappointing jobs growth and a dip in consumer sentiment counter upbeat foodservice indicators....[full story]

FED BUMPS SHORT-TERM RATES AGAIN
Add another quarter point to the key short-term rates....[full story]

Industry Report Salvajor

ENODIS AND HALTON ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE AND VENT MASTER SALE
New Port Richey, Fla., and Vandaa, Finland, strike a deal....[full story]

MIDDLEBY ACQUIRES NU-VU
The Middleby Corp. has grown again.... [full story]

VOLLRATH SAILS INTO CORSAIR ACQUISITION
The Vollrath Co. rolls into the carts-and-kiosk market....[full story]

FOODSERVEX LAUNCHES DIFFERENT KIND OF WEB SITE
Talk about a win-win-win situation....[full story]

NEW DIGS FOR NORTHERN PARTS
Parts? You want parts? Northern Parts & Service has expanded....[full story]

BARING MOVES, ANNOUNCES JOB CHANGES
Baring Industries, a division of Electrolux Professional, has moved into its new headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla....[full story]

LINCOLN’S WHITELEY PASSES
Stephen J. Whiteley, president of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lincoln Foodservice Group/Enodis, died Jan. 23 in that city following a brief illness....[full story]

WINSTON INDUSTRIES’ DEWEESE PASSES
Dewey DeWeese, senior v.p. of national accounts at Winston Industries, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on Jan. 28....[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;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Allison Clark, associate editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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