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April 22, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

RALEIGH DUMPS DISPOSER BAN IN GARBAGE
About a month after passing a disposer ban, Raleigh, N.C., chucks the ruling on advice of experts from Purdue and New York City. ...[full story]

CALORIE-COUNTERS CONTINUE TO CHASE CHAINS
You might as well start assembling your menu's nutritional data now. The writing, so to speak, is on the wall. ...[full story]

MORE LOCALITIES BLOWING SMOKE OVER SMOKING
Smokers don't seem to have the lung power to shout down regulators. ...
[full story]

WHAT THE HECK ARE THEY SMOKING?
This isn't even a foodservice story, unless cannabis could be considered a salad item, but, uh, what were we saying? ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS FEAR SHALLOW RECESSION IN THE WORKS
It depends on what your definition of "is" is. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC' S TOP 500 RESTAURANT CHAINS GREW SALES 5%, UNITS 2.6% LAST YEAR
The Big 'Uns fared better than most. ...[full story]

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE CONTINUES DIVE AS GAS, FOOD PRICES SOAR
Consumer Confidence in mid-April reached its lowest level since the end of the early 1980s stagflation. ...[full story]

FER ANNOUNCES DATE FOR PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW FORECAST SEMINAR
Mark July 30 for a preview of what the industry can expect for 2009. ...
[full story]

Industry Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meeting

MANITOWOC TO BUY ENODIS
Two giants say yes in a $2.1-billion offer. ...[full story]

NSF HONORS FOOD SAFETY LEADERS
High fives and head-butts all around for eight honorees. ...[full story]

WASHINGTON, CAIN TO HIGHLIGHT MICHAEL E. HURST STUDENT FORUM DURING NRA SHOW
May 17, Regynald Washington, FMP, and Herman Cain, FMP, will join the 2008 Salute to Excellence Honorees. ...[full story]




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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Brian Ward,
chief editor; Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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