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June 13, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

ENERGY-EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT PAYS IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE
A new initiative from CEE is stimulating and expanding incentives from utilities all around the country....[full story]

WATER SHORTAGES PROMPT NEW ILLINOIS INITIATIVE
Yes, Chicago sits next to one of the greatest Great Lakes. Its suburbs are in serious water trouble anyway....[full story]

FLORIDA GOV. BUSH LETS THE DOGS OUT
Remember when your mom used to say it was okay with her if it was okay with dad? Well, this dog law is kind of like that....[full story]

STRICT SIGN LAWS SIGN OF THE TIMES
Proposed signage regs in Columbia, Tenn., would still let you have a sign. Just not one that gives you an advantage....[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Economic Forecast Meetings

NRA'S PERFORMANCE INDEX DROPS IN APRIL; ANOTHER SIGN FOODSERVICE IS SOFTENING?
Some would say the Restaurant Performance Index tanked in April, relatively speaking....[full story]

EU TARIFFS ON EQUIPMENT WON'T BE RAISED
If you stop yours, we'll stop ours....[full story]

WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FOODSERVICE AND E&S MARKETS IN EUROPE? GOOD LUCK
UK-based consultant Peter Backman says putting together data is quite a puzzle-making process....[full story]

Industry Report FER Advertising

FRIGIDAIRE DEBUTS COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION
The domestic appliance giant decides to work outside the home....
[full story]

SILL NAMED FCSI FELLOW
Brian Sill, pioneer in foodservice throughput engineering, gets a special honor from FCSI....[full story]

MODESTO TO TURN RESTAURANT WASTE INTO COMPOST
Are you gonna eat that, or can we turn it into fertilizer?....[full story]

UK BUSINESSES NO LONGER ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD SIGNATURES
You can fake a signature. It's harder to fake a PIN....[full story]

HOWIE'S HUNGRY FOR BIGGER SLICE OF PIZZA MARKET
What is it about pizza chains and Michigan? Hungry Howie's wants a bite out of home-state rivals....[full story]

ENODIS BOARD CONSIDERS, REJECTS OFFER FROM MANITOWOC
A second suitor in less than a month makes an offer....[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, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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