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June 14, 2005








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

MAINE RESTAURANTS CAN SHOP FOR ELECTRICITY RATES
It's been five years since Maine deregulated its utility industry. Maybe New Englanders just don't want to look overanxious....
[full story]

51ST W.VA. COUNTY GOES SMOKELESS WHILE ANOTHER BATTLES ON
Even when it's over, it ain't over. In one West Virginia County, smokers can fire 'em up again, thanks to a technicality.... [full story]

NEW JERSEY SCHOOLS PONDER SNACK ATTACK
Junk food, measured by sugar and fat content, is in the legal crosshairs....
[full story]

BRITISH MEDICOS PUSH KNIFE BAN, SAY POINTS ARE THE POINT
If you think some legislation here in America is wacky, try the U.K....
[full story]

TOAST MAY GET CANCER WARNING LABEL IN CALIFORNIA
Blow your inspection in Texarkana, Texas, and people are going to see it on the Internet.... [full story]

Economic Report Road to Anaheim

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS HOLD FORECASTS STEADY
If the projections held any steadier, somebody would have to tap the lens on the meter.... [full story]

NRA'S RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX EDGES HIGHER IN APRIL
Traffic was up a lot, sales up a little in the most recent survey.... [full story]

CATERER CHARTS U.K. EQUIPMENT MARKET UP 4% IN 2004
A drowsy first half, and then the caffeine kicked in.... [full story]

Industry Report Kolpak/Manitowoc Foodservice Group

FOUR BIG POSTINGS AT ENODIS
Karssiens, Fink, Weaks and Kingdon all get new reserved parking spaces in the executive section.... [full story]

LED STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON ENERGY SAVINGS
A study by Rensselaer Polytechnic shows LED merchandising displays not only save energy, but turn on the customers, too.... [full story]

NRA ANNOUNCES HENNESSY WINNERS
The president and CEO of The Middleby Corp.'s a finalist in the Best Turnaround Executive category... [full story]

IH/M&RS CALLS FOR GOLD KEY ENTRIES
Time to submit entries for the famed hospitality design competition....
[full story]

COMMERCIAL EXPANDS IN FLORIDA
Commercial Appliance Parts & Service, of Tampa, Fla., has added a new facility, this one serving south Florida....[full story]

DON OPENS NEW TEXAS FACILITY
Edward Don & Co., the North Riverside, Ill., distributor, has moved from Carrollton, Texas, to new digs....[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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