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April 20, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

ENERGY STAR TIGHTENS CONTROLS
Suppliers who abused Energy Star's honor system have ruined it for the rest. Now the EPA is requiring more testing, more third-party involvement and more control across the board. ...[full story]

FOOD CARTS OKAYED IN MINNEAPOLIS, ATLANTA ON HOLD
Minneapolis is allowing more food carts downtown—for businesses leasing commercial-kitchen space. ...[full story]

S.F.'S MEATLESS MONDAY VOTE HAS NO TEETH
Meat people can relax. San Francisco's resolution was symbolic only. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

COMMODITY PRICES MOVED 8% HIGHER IN FIRST QUARTER

Rising demand—not necessarily domestic—is pushing up prices again. ...
[full story]

HEARD IN THE HALLS: E&S MARKET BEGINNING TO IMPROVE
Either sunrise is near, or one of those big fireballs in the sky seen recently in the Midwest is approaching. ...[full story]

MACRO INDICATORS LOOKING UP, BUT PLENTY OF WORRY REMAINS
Consumers are spending more and saving less. Whether that's good or bad depends on which problem you're solving. ...[full story]

FORECASTS FOR ASIAN ECONOMIES IMPROVE, THOSE FOR EUROPE SLIP
Asia speeding up. Europe slowing down. Déjà vu? ...[full story]

Industry Report A.J. Antunes & Co.

NSF AWARDS 2010 FOOD SAFETY HONORS
A royal commission in Saudi Arabia is among this year's honorees. ...
[full story]

FCSI HONORS EXCELLENCE AT 2010 CONFERENCE
Manufacturers, products, consultants and a well-known food scientist are among the winners in seven award categories. ...[full story]

LEE EQUITY TO ACQUIRE PAPA MURPHY'S
The new owner sees big growth possibilities for the take-and-bake pizza chain. ...[full story]

MIDDLEBY EARNS YUM!'S SUPPLIER AWARDS
Middleby Corp. takes home the big Yum! award; Middleby Marshall and Pitco honored by Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. ...[full story]

SHANE'S RIB SHACK SHIFTS TO FREESTANDING UNITS
Shane's unveils a big plan, complete with a real-estate buy-back option. ...
[full story]

REGISTERED FOR THE NRA SHOW?
The big National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel/Motel Show is barely a month away. ...[full story]

NAMA VENDING-INDUSTRY SHOW NEARS
Into automatic merchandising markets? Better get crackin'—the NAMA show is April 28-30. ...[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
on issues impacting the equipment and supplies industry.

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

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