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May 17, 2005








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Economic Report

DETROIT MULLS FAST-FOOD TAX
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a brave man in a city of hockey players and auto workers, hopes to slap an additional tax on fast-food sales....
[full story]

COLORADO GOV VETOES ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL
Colorado's governor likes efficiency as much as the next guy, but for the good of interstate commerce wants fed standards, not state patchworks.... [full story]

MENU LABELING LEGISLATION UPDATE
If at first you don't succeed—Five of12 state labeling bills in the current crop have been down this path before.... [full story"]

ALASKA FINALIZING DRAFT OF NEW FOOD CODE
Some wrinkles remain to be ironed out, but the state's new code could be up for final approval within the next month or so.... [full story]

Economic Report Road to NAFEM

MAFSI BUSINESS BAROMETER POSTS 2.7% RISE IN FIRST QUARTER
The equipment and supplies market continues to gain strength according to MAFSI's latest survey.... [full story]

EATING AND DRINKING PLACE SALES GAIN IN APRIL;
SEVERAL MACRO FACTORS IMPROVE
Yes, more people ate, or the same number ate more, in April....[full story]

BAD NEWS CATCHES UP WITH BLUE CHIP FORECASTS
Woes put whoa on economists' projections.... [full story]

Industry Report Kolpak/Manitowoc Foodservice
Group

ENODIS, HALTON TO BUILD KITCHENS OF THE FUTURE
Imagine what you could do with ventilation and ventilated equipment dancing to the same tunes.... [full story]

MEET THE NEW SIBS: BRASS SMITH + KEVRY
Call it "sibling synergy," if you will, now that Brass Smith Inc. has teamed up with Kevry Corp.... [full story]

FER TAKES DESIGN AWARD
The 2004 redesign of our good-looking print sister, Foodservice Equipment Reports, caught judges' eyes at the American Society of Business Publication Editors annual competition.... [full story]

STRATEGIC HONORED BY RED ROBIN
High-flying Red Robin names Strategic Equipment and Supply Corp. a winner... [full story]

JARVIS STEPS UP AS NEW STERITECH PREZ
Whitley hands CEO reins to Jarvis as several leaders move up...[full story]

CFESA DEBUTS INTERACTIVE CD-ROM
Desperately seeking a service agent? This handy tool will help...[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.
Questions or comments? Please send them to bward@fermag.com.
This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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