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February 12, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

NYRA NOT BLINKING IN CALORIE-POSTING FIGHT
Remember heavyweights Frazier and Ali in the "Thrilla in Manila"? This is like that, but with suits and briefcases. Sort of. ...[full story]

...WHILE LEFT COAST GROUP SUPPORTS STATEWIDE PROPOSAL
If Washington State can't decide between two proposals, it might settle for creating a task force. ...[full story]

NORTH CAROLINA BARS, RESTAURANTS ADAPTING TO NEW RECYCLING LAW
Ooookay. You gotta recycle glass, aluminum, paper and plastic now. Even if you can't locate a recycling center. ...[full story]

ASHRAE UPDATES BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS
Looking to save energy in new stores you're planning? ...[full story]

WORCESTER NOT BLOWING SMOKE ON FOG LAW
No more celebrity politicians pleading your case. The hammer's comin' down in Woostah. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

MAFSI BAROMETER REPORTS SLOWER E&S SALES GROWTH IN 4Q
Growth is slow, but it's still growth. ...[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX DROPS TO FIVE-YEAR LOW
Things aren't too good out there for restaurant operators. ...[full story]

QUICK-SERVICE TRENDS GO FLAT, EVEN NEGATIVE
QSR has been amazingly slowdown-resistant. Until now. ...[full story]

JANUARY JOBS GROWTH GOES NEGATIVE, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE MIXED
Non-farm payroll jobs were actually down in January. So was unemployment. Almost as if the farms were hiring a lot. ...[full story]

REVISED FER E&S MARKET FORECAST NOW AVAILABLE
At just $249, seeing the light has never been more affordable. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

WHOLE FOODS BIDS PLASTIC BAGS BYE-BYE
San Francisco has banned 'em. So has China. And Ireland. And now Whole Foods. ...[full story]

NEW GUIDE HIGHLIGHTS ENERGY-SAVING TACTICS FOR HOTELS
California's Flex Your Power energy efficiency partnership has a ton of ideas for hotel operators. ...[full story]

STARBUCKS TRIMS GROWTH PLANS
And the cheesy smell of breakfast sandwiches is out, too. ...[full story]

FEDA CONVENTION REGISTRATION DEADLINE NEARS
If it's not yet Feb. 15, you still have time. If you're a really slow reader, it might be too late. ...[full story]

MARY JANE MOON, FORMER LAKESIDE CHAIR, PASSES
The lady who served as chairperson from 1974 to '97 dies at 85. ...
[full story]

THANK YOU FROM LYALL AND DEB NEWBY
The Newbys thank everyone who's offered support during a trying time. ...[full story]




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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Brian Ward,
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