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April 24, 2007








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Regulatory Report Lincoln Foodservice Products Inc./Enodis

BAY AREA READIES FOR ANOTHER HEARING ON CHARBROILER REGS
So far, not a single chain operator has stood up to weigh in along with ventilation advocates. Going once, going twice....[full story]

CALIFORNIA ADOPTS ICC BUILDING CODES
Used to going its own way, California zigs when it usually zags....[full story]

COURT REPRIEVES OUTDOOR DINING IN PROVIDENCE
Rhode Island courts are still wrestling with what to do about summer patio service....[full story]

BRITS GET SERIOUS ABOUT BANS ON SOME FOOD ADS
Marketing restraints could eventually show up in traffic and menu....
[full story]

Economic Report The NAFEM Show 2007

MATERIALS PRICE HIKES OUTSTRIP EXPECTATIONS
If prices keep rising, will they eventually become weightless?....[full story]

SALES GROWTH SLOWED, TRAFFIC DIPPED IN JANUARY, SAYS NPD
Confirming other evidence, NPD data show this January wasn't as good as last January....[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS CUT GDP FORECASTS, BUT NOT SPENDING OUTLOOK
A lot of things look like they're softening, but so far personal consumption holds....[full story]

CONSUMER SENTIMENT HITS EIGHT-MONTH LOW IN EARLY APRIL READING
April numbers are only preliminary. They might rise. Then again....[full story]

Industry Report FHV2007

FDA SAYS OLIVES MAY BE TAINTED
We don't usually dip our editorial toes into food reportage because you can get that plenty of other places. But this is important....[full story]

FER NAMES AWARD WINNERS
Foodservice Equipment Reports names dealers who got the most customer votes PLUS individuals who stand out....[full story]

EPA SAYS FOOD INDUSTRY CAN SAVE ENERGY
Can you do better? Can you encourage your suppliers to do better?....
[full story]

NRA SHOW UNVEILS GREEN PAVILION
Eco-friendly products get their own focal point....[full story]

FAST-GROWING CHAINS GET THEIR OWN MEETING
Tired of wrestling with the whole supply channel thing while wearing six hats? Battle-hardened peers will tell you what they discovered works, and what doesn't....[full story]




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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;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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