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May 3, 2005








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Economic Report

GROUPS PITCH FED STANDARD FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION
What happens when manufacturers and energy advocates sort out realistic goals.... [full story]

SPRINKLER REG REIGNS ON N.H. BARS, NIGHTCLUBS
Yes, the "Live Free Or Die" state is implementing fire regs to keep people living free.... [full story]

WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S IRE—OR NOT
In at least three states, anti-smoking rules recently have gone down in ... flames.... [full story]

SAN MATEO MULLS POSTING OF INSPECTION RESULTS
Should ops post their full health inspection results? San Mateo County will decide soon.... [full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corp.

NRA RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX REMAINS POSITIVE
Operator expectations softened slightly in March as traffic leveled, but same-store sales continued to grow.... [full story]

GAS-PRICE BITE PUSHES CONSUMER CONFIDENCE LOWER
Gas prices haven’t hit restaurant sales yet, but concerns about interest rates and job growth are casting long shadows....[full story]

FIRST QUARTER GDP GROWTH COMES IN LOWER THAN EXPECTED, BUT…
Weak durable goods sales hurt GDP growth, but consumer incomes and spending both rose.... [full story]

Industry Report Foodservice Equipment Reports

PRE-NRA FRIDAY = FER AWARDS + PARTY
Yes, come join Foodservice Equipment Reports in celebrating top foodservice industry achievers.... [full story]

NSC FORMS INDUSTRY EXCHANGE GROUP
The National Service Cooperative, Omaha, Neb., has created a new service for its members.... [full story]

NAFEM RELEASES NEW CFSP STUDY GUIDE
Here’s an updated book that’ll teach you all you ever wanted to know about the foodservice industry but were afraid to ask.... [full story]

‘DOWN UNDER’ MERGER JOINS CURTIN AND OBS
It’s merger-time Down Under for two of Australia’s largest foodservice equipment dealers... [full story]

RANKIN-DELUX MOURNS DICK JONES
Richard "Dick" Jones, co-owner of broiler and griddle maker Rankin-Delux, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., died in April at his home.... [full story]

7-ELEVEN COMING TO A SPOT NEAR YOU
A strong new push into foodservice figures prominently in aggressive expansion plans.... [full story]

FETCO BREWS IN NEW HQ
You could call it new "grounds," so to speak, now that coffee brewing equipment maker Fetco has relocated.... [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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