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April 19, 2005








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Economic Report

UTAH COUNTY PUTS ON THE GLOVES
The gloves-vs.-washing debate rages on, but customer perceptions have driven the Utah County Board of Health to require... [full story]

COLORADO CLOSING IN ON ENERGY REGS FOR REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS
Will the governor sign? Or will he veto? The answer’s coming soon.... [full story]

JUDGE CALLS FOR DELAY IN SAN DIEGO’S TIME-OF-USE RATE PLAN
So you say you want new meters and a new plan to charge customers more for peak usage and less for off-peak?... [full story]

GREASE TRAP RULE CATCHES RESTAURANTS OFF GUARD
What do you MEAN he doesn’t need a trap but I do? Restaurateurs in Bremerton, Wash.... [full story]

Economic Report

SPECIAL REPORT: ARE RESTAURANT (AND E&S) SALES SOFTENING?
Gas prices, retail sales, chain traffic, eating & drinking place numbers and consumer confidence point every which way now. What’s it mean for E&S?... [full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS, IN SPITE OF WORRIES, LEAVE FORECAST UNCHANGED
The good news is balancing the bad in the short-term, economists say....[full story]

Industry Report Foodservice Equipment Reports

JOIN FERSTERS IN A PARTY FOR INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS
Join the Foodservice Equipment Reports team and friends for a special yet totally unstuffy evening Fri., May 20....[full story]

‘WHO’S WHO’ OF NRA KITCHEN INNOVATION
Want innovation? Check out what’s on display in the Kitchen Innovation area at the NRA Show.... [full story]

HONG KONG SHOW COMING SOON
Go west, all the way until it’s East.... [full story]

SAME DAY DISTRIBUTING MOURNS BRUCE HICKS
Bruce Hicks, former CEO of Same Day Distributing in Huntington Beach, Calif., and founder of rep firm Bruce Hicks & Co., succumbed on April 5.... [full story]

PIZZAS ON WHEELS
W"Why not cook it en route?" one Wisconsin operator wondered.... [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.
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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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