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April 4, 2006








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Regulatory Report HOSFAIR GUANGZHO & HOSFAIR XI'AN 2006

NO STICKERS FOR PALM BEACH
Pot stickers, maybe. But no menu stickers about inspection reports....
[full story]

FLORIDA UPDATES RESTAURANT INSPECTION WEB SITE
Meanwhile, the state makes it easier to find out everything about every restaurant in the land of Early Bird Specials....[full story]

CALIFORNIA TO MAKE BUILDINGS GREENER
The Governator declares "We'll cut baaack" on energy consumption....
[full story]

OAKLAND SAYS PICK IT UP OR PAY
You trash it up, you clean it up—or pay to clean it up. Oakland's not taking it anymore.....[full story]

Economic Report FER Economic Forecast Meetings

E&S MANUFACTURER SALES GO NEGATIVE IN FOURTH QUARTER
A good year was trashed by hurricanes in the fourth quarter....[full story]

MANY PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES HAD A VERY GOOD 2005,
BUT FLAT FOURTH QUARTER

Financial statements from publicly held companies track with NAFEM data, more or less....[full story]

NEW FED CHIEF'S RATE ACTION? MORE OF THE SAME
The theme music is still a slow version of "Up, Up And Away" for interest rates, at least for the time being....[full story]


Industry Report Server Products

SINGER, THORESON PRESENTED ANOFF AWARD AT FEDA CONVENTION
Henry Singer and the late Arnie Thoreson received FEDA's highest honor at last week's association convention....[full story]

NSC TO DISTRIBUTE XDX REFRIGERATION VALVE
The National Service Cooperative, a nationwide network of service companies, and XDX Innovative Refrigeration make a plan....[full story]

RFID MAKERS TAKE TEMP OF MARKET
The market for low-cost RFID tags is heating up. Want one to track temperature from farm to foodservice?....[full story]

STARBUCKS' CAFFEINE BUZZ FUELS RECORD EXPANSION
Starbucks is wide awake, and then some, with plans for as many as 1,300 openings in the United States alone this year....[full story]

HAIL CAESAR! "PIZZA PIZZA" CHAIN PLANS EXPANSION
After falling back to regroup in recent years, the little guy in the toga is charging forward again....[full story]

CHURCH'S CHICKEN SAYS SKY DEFINITELY IS NOT FALLING
Church' Chicken says the sky is the limit, with big plans for domestic and international expansion....[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.
Questions or comments? Please send them to bward@fermag.com.
This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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