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May 6, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

APPEALS COURT LETS NYC'S CALORIE-POSTING LAW STAND
After about a half-dozen rounds of legal scuffling, the Big Apple's law is upheld. ...[full story]

PHILLY, CALIFORNIA MULL CALORIE POSTING AFTER NEW YORK RULING
With a higher precedent in position, the form of future laws looks pretty clear. ...[full story]

WORCESTER SEES THROUGH FOG; MANALAPAN NOW IN IT
Okay, so maybe a grease trap under a mop sink was a bit much. ...
[full story]

BALTIMORE WANTS KIDS IN SCHOOL, NOT CAFES
The general goal's laudable, but once again the devil's in the details. ...
[full story]

BEIJING BANS BUTTS FOR OLYMPICS
Cigarettes, like smog and construction dust, are verboten as the Olympic Games approach. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX SLIPS AGAIN
This makes five months in a row. ...[full story]

U.S. ECONOMY GREW IN FIRST QUARTER, BARELY; FED CUTS INTEREST RATES AGAIN
The early report on the first quarter came in a hair above zero. ...[full story]

CONSUMER SENTIMENT HITS 26-YEAR LOW, OR FIVE-YEAR LOW, DEPENDING ON WHO'S COUNTING
Dropping home values and rising prices for energy and food are doing a number on consumer psyches. ...[full story]

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Save some money and sign up now. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

SKINNER TO OFFER INDUSTRY SKINNY AT NRA SHOW
Jim Skinner, vice chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corp., will deliver the keynote address May 18 at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show. ...[full story]

ITW NAMED ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF YEAR
Only one foodservice equipment maker takes the top honor. ...[full story]

STARBUCKS TO BUY COFFEE EQUIPMENT COMPANY
Starbucks apparently likes the equipment so much it'll buy the whole company. ...[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; Brian Ward,
chief editor; Janice Cha, senior editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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