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March 24, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

ADA CHANGES ON HOLD PENDING REVIEW
A huge batch of potentially costly changes must wait for Obama team's review. ...[full story]

KENTUCKY INTROS CALORIE-POSTING LAW...
With Congress last year deciding to duck voting on the Labeling Education and Nutrition Act, what's a state to do? ... [full story]

...WHILE COURT UPHOLDS NYC'S RULE...
A battle that's gone on seemingly forever might really be over. ...[full story]

...OPENING FLOODGATES TO MORE LEGISLATION?
With no federal standard, and New York City's law upheld, jurisdictions might as well go for it—willy nilly or not. ...[full story]

BAY AREA BIG ON BANNING FOAM; MONTEREY THE LATEST
This movement against polystyrene foam take-out packaging keeps spreading. ...[full story]

Economic Report Food&HotelVietnam2009

By Robin Ashton

NEW SURVEY SHOWS E&S SUPPLIERS LESS PESSIMISTIC THAN MOST

Well, okay, there's a fine line between not-pessimistic and not-optimistic. ...[full story]

FER REVISES 2009 E&S FORECAST DOWN SHARPLY
After an awful lot of scrutinizing, and probably overscrutinizing, we revise downward. And did we mention “sharply”? ...[full story]

MANY PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES REPORT BIG DECLINES IN Q4 '08
Corporate numbers confirm Q4 really did drop like a faulty elevator. ...
[full story]

'GREAT' RECESSION EXPECTED TO BE LONGEST, DEEPEST SINCE WWII
Next month will make this recession the longest in a long, long time. ...
[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

ALI GROUP NAMES NERBONNE TO HEAD NORTH AMERICA OPERATIONS
Industry veteran Bob Nerbonne has been appointed CEO of Ali Group North America. ...[full story]

NAFEM ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Baggott and Hoelle join the board while Hake gets re-elected. ...[full story]

CFESA ELECTS BOARD MEMBERS, OFFICERS
Farmer and Hagar assume board duties while Stoutner gets re-elected. All officers are all retained. ...[full story]

BUFFALO WILD WINGS, MCDONALD'S CEOS WIN SILVER PLATES
Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith and McDonald's Corp. CEO James Skinner are among the winners. ...[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
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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor;
Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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