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June 1, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

ENERGY STAR SEEKS INPUT—NOW
The EPA urgently needs your comments now on critical new test data requirements. ...[full story]

NRA LAUNCHES HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE
The association teams up with UnitedHealthCare to offer members coverage and access. ...[full story]

UPDATE: SCOTTSDALE NOT READY TO BAN DISPOSERS—YET
Public comment has ended but the city's decision won't come till fall. ...
[full story]

NSF TO VERIFY ENERGY STAR CLAIMS FOR REFRIGERATION
It's a package deal as NSF bundles energy and sanitation testing. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX REMAINS IN EXPANSION TERRITORY

The monthly Index is flat, but that's good news—again. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC REVISES 2010 OPERATOR FORECAST UPWARDS
Current-dollar forecasts are up, with better-than-expected gains in full-service markets. ...[full story]

HEARD IN THE AISLES AT NRA: THE MOOD WAS UPBEAT
E&S exhibitors see the best traffic in four years. ...[full story]

TWO KEY FOODSERVICE DRIVERS APPEAR POSITIVE
Gas prices and consumer confidence trend well for foodservice. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

UPDATE: MCCORMICK PLACE REVAMP A GO
This just in: Exhibitors in Chicago win the right to handle booth work. ...
[full story]

SAGITTARIUS SELLS CAPTAIN D'S, REBOOTS AS DEL TACOL
Seafood chain gets a new home, former parent focuses on taco chain. ...[full story]

MODDELMOG RETURNS TO ARBY'S AS NEW PRESIDENT
Former Church's Chicken chief takes reins at the chain where she got her start. ...[full story]

QUIZNOS SHOOTS FOR 600 NEW STORES
Chain's expansion plans include company-owned stores. ...[full story]

DAVE & BUSTER'S HAS NEW OWNERS
New parent takes charge of dining/gaming chain. ...[full story]

MILITARY FOODSERVICE OPS EARN HONORS AT NRA
Air Force and Marine facilities are toasted by Educational Foundation. ...[full story]




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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher, and Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Jan Sellers Ashton with Brian Ward, chief editor.
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