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March 9, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

VIRGINIA PONDERS TRACKING GREASE HANDLERS
Revenue: Amid proposed new meal taxes, Virginia also considers fining unregistered grease handlers. But wait. That involves requiring registration in the first place. ...[full story]

STARBUCKS OPTS FOR LOCAL LAWS ON HANDGUNS
Armed with only coffee equipment, Starbucks stays out of the legal gunfight over Second Amendment topics. ...[full story]

GREASE TRAPS SPUR LOCAL ORDINANCES
Maywood, N.J., and Stockton, Calif., aren't standing for sewer backups any more. ...[full story]

KENTUCKY IMPLEMENTS NEW FOOD-SAFETY CODE
In 2004, Kentucky started work on a new food code. Last June, we reported it passed one. In May, it kicks in. ...[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

JANUARY NRA INDEX FALLS, BUT EXPECTATIONS RISE

Different components pointed in different directions. ...[full story]

WHOLESALE FOOD PRICES UP AS MENU-PRICE INCREASES MODERATE
Falling wholesale food prices are just a fond memory, as are rising menu prices. ...[full story]

DEMOGRAPHICS DRIVING DROP IN RESTAURANT EVENING-MEAL VISITS, NPD SAYS
Evening-meal occasions are down 10% since 2001, NPD figures. And the decline is across most age groups. ...[full story]

REVISED FER 2010 E&S FORECAST AVAILABLE
Give a man a fish, and he's got a fish. Give him some good data, and he can figure out how many fish he'll need going forward. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

HARDEE'S PARENT CKE TO BE ACQUIRED
Mr. Karcher, meet Thomas H. Lee. ...[full story]

SCOTSMAN ISSUES VOLUNTARY CUBER RECALL
In an exercise of public transparency seldom seen in any industry, Scotsman Group LLC is voluntarily recalling some 43,000 ice-cube machines. ...
[full story]

INDIA IS NEW FOCUS FOR YUM!
Opening more than 500 stores per year in China, Yum! now ramps up in India. ...[full story]

SUBWAY TOPS 32,000 STORES, EYES BOSTON EXPANSION
Roll out the prep tables: Subway is making a big push in the Boston market. ...[full story]

CARLSON TAPS NEW LEADERSHIP FOR T.G.I. FRIDAY'S
Ian Saunders assumes the role as president and COO for T.G.I. Friday's Int'l. Lee Sanders heads up T.G.I. Friday's USA. ...[full story]

NAFEM ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS
A new executive board was announced at NAFEM's meeting in February. ...
[full story]




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This issue’s content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher, and Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Jan Sellers Ashton with Brian Ward, chief editor.

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