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May 24, 2007








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Regulatory Report STAR Service & Parts/Enodis

SAN FRANCISCO CALLS FOR VOLUNTARY WATER CONSERVATION
If this doesn't work, rationing could put a crimp on 20,000 restaurants in the Bay Area....[full story]

INDIANA COUNTY TO POST INSPECTIONS ONLINE
An oversight in code created some confusion. This will fix it....[full story]

TRANS FAT OUT, OFF TABLE AND DISMISSED
More news on trans fat, which is about as popular as Michael Moore at a Republican convention these days....[full story]

SMOKERS WIN IN TOBACCO COUNTRY, LOSE ELSEWHERe
Tobacco's goose is cooked, it's up in smoke, it's kaput, stick a fork in it—except where jobs are at stake....[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

SPECIAL REPORT: FIRST QUARTER 2007 UPDATE
The big data collectors have all weighed in, and we've backed 'em up with input from the big players at the NRA Show....[full story]

BIG PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES REPORT ANOTHER DECENT QUARTER
The thing about big strong companies is that they're big and strong—and doing quite well, thank you....[full story]

OPERATOR SALES GROWTH SLOWS BUT DOESN'T TANK
How's that for damning with faint praise? Two months of bad weather hurt, but March perked up....[full story]

FIRST QUARTER GDP TANKS; BLUE CHIP CUTS FORECASTS, BUT CONSUMER MOOD IMPROVES
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain," the Wizard of Oz said. And so consumers didn't....[full story]

Industry Report FHA2008

NAFEM OPENS GLOBAL NETWORKING EVENT TO ALL
Put on your party pants, pack your translator and make another entry in your NAFEM Show planner....[full story]

HANSON STEPS UP AS NEW FEDA PRESIDENT
Jim Hanson, president of Best Restaurant Equipment & Design in Columbus, Ohio, puts on another president hat....[full story]

PAPA JOHN'S ACCELERATES OPENINGS
After logging 211 openings last year, including 87 international, Papa plans for up to 300....[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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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