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April 5, 2005








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Economic Report

SAN DIEGO PROPOSES TIME-OF-USE METERS
Higher by day, lower by night. That’s the way energy bills would look for San Diego operators if the local utility company gets its way.... [full story]

MORE INSPECTORS SAY ‘YES’ TO GLOVES-OFF FOOD HANDLING
Gloves, no gloves, gloves. In some places, now, automated logging of employee washing might be good enough.... [full story]

‘A’ EQUALS AWESOME FOR NAPA COUNTY RESTAURANTS
Dude, like, what grade did YOU get?... [full story]

DRY SUMMER AHEAD FOR WASHINGTON STATE
Water’s extremely low. Better start planning for rationing, just in case.... [full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corp.

PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES RACK UP STRONG NUMBERS
If bullish is good, year-end numbers for 11 publicly held equipment and supplies manufacturers looked like the annual stampede down the streets of Pamplona, Spain.... [full story]

NRA’s PERFORMANCE INDEX BOUNCES BACK
Same-store sales and customer traffic numbers looked good in February....[full story]

JOBS GROWTH STALLS IN MARCH
Only 110,000 new jobs were created by the U.S. economy in March, according government data released Friday.... [full story]

Industry Report Foodservice Equipment Reports

FER ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS
Winners of the Customer Choice Dealer Awards and the Industry Service Awards are.... [full story]

PRINCE CASTLE ACQUIRES Q-MATIC
Prince Castle draws to an inside straight with the addition of infrared conveyor lines.... [full story]

GULBAS STEPS UP AS NEW FEDA PRESIDENT
The president and CEO of National Restaurant Supply Co., El Paso, Texas, takes the reins.... [full story]

ELECTROLUX TO OPEN CULINARY EVENT CENTER
Electrolux is set to cut the ribbon on impressive new digs in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.... [full story]

EATON STEPS UP AS UNIVEX CEO
Wendy Eaton has stepped in to fill the president and CEO spot.... [full story]

PAPA GINO’S AND D’ANGELO GET NEW OWNERS
Management’s now the new owners at Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Sandwich Shops.... [full story]

‘ROAD TO ANAHEIM’ CHARITY RIDE INVITING CAR NUTS TO JOIN IN
Leather chaps no longer required: Yes, the traditional fundraising ride to The NAFEM Show is now inviting auto buffs to join motorcyclists in the benefit for America’s Second Harvest….[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;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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