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May 22, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

FOG CRACKDOWNS SPREADING
Some things just don't make people laugh anymore—Rodney King jokes and tasers come to mind—and you can put sewer overflows on that list too. ...[full story]

SENATE BILL COULD END CREDIT CARD LAWSUITS
Some FACTA-based lawsuits about printing credit-card data on receipts might soon be tossed out. ...[full story]

L.A., OTHER CITIES TELL TACO VENDORS TO KEEP ON TRUCKIN'
Low overhead is good business, everyone agrees. But if you're selling tacos out of a truck, keep it moving—or face big (or bigger) fines. ...[full story]

MICHIGAN A STEP CLOSER TO STATEWIDE SMOKING BAN
The Senate and House both passed their own versions of a law. The governor's just waiting to see which one to sign. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

MAFSI BAROMETER GOES NEGATIVE AS PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES REPORT GAINS
Big public E&S companies and smaller private ones are experiencing two separate economies, apparently. ...[full story]

RETAIL, FOODSERVICE SALES BETTER THAN EXPECTED IN APRIL
As Borat the economist might say, "Foodservice good. I like. Cars, ah, not so much." ...[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS CONTINUE TO TRIM GDP, SPENDING FORECASTS
Let's not let the 0.6% first-quarter GDP growth estimate make us giddy. ...[full story]

BE IN THE KNOW: REGISTER NOW FOR FER'S PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW FORECAST SEMINAR
For just a few hundred bucks more than a good ouija board, you can get actual industry data, analysis and projections to work with. ...[full story]

Industry Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meeting

ITW, MANITOWOC BACK AND FORTH OVER ENODIS
An excellent example of "It ain't over 'til it's over." ...[full story]

MIDDLEBY BUYS GIGA GRANDI, FRIFRI
Middleby Corp.'s tear continues. ...[full story]

THERE'S STILL TIME TO GET INTO HOT WATER
Heating water is one of your bigger expenses. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is sponsoring a meeting to help. ...[full story]

NRA LOOKING TO AWARD NEXT "GOOD NEIGHBOR" RESTAURANTS
Do you know an operator who's a good example of corporate citizenship? If so, the National Restaurant Association wants to hear from you—soon. ...[full story]

NACUFS NAMES BEST COLLEGE C-STORES
The National Association of College & University Foodservices has picked the best campus c-stores. ...[full story]

THINKING OUTSIDE BUN SAVES TACO BELL WATER, ENERGY
Some changes in the kitchen will save nearly $6,000 per store, every year, in utilities. That oughta ring a LOT of Bells. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
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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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