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June 28, 2005








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

BUSTING BULBS WILL GET YOU BUSTED IN CALIFORNIA
Better tell Obi-Wan in the back room to quit swinging discarded fluorescent bulbs like light sabers. Can you say "hazardous waste classification" ? ... .
[full story]

EU ROLLS OUT DISPOSAL BAN ON PRODUCTS CONTAINING HAZARDOUS WASTE
The EU is after lead and some other dangerous metals leaching from waste into the environment. The ripple effects will go around the world. ...
[full story]

PENNSYLVANIA PUSHES ENERGY EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT
The movement's spreading. ...
[full story]

WASHINGTON, D.C., CONSIDERS SMOKING BAN WHILE WHEELING, W. VA., STILL SMOLDERS
The mayor of Washington, D.C., used to say no. Now he says yes. Wheeling said yes, then no, then yes again. What part can't you follow?... [full story]

FEDERAL OBESITY-LAWSUIT BILL MOVES FORWARD
Obesity suits will have fat chance in U.S. Congress. ... [full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corp.

NAFEM INDICES SHOW STRONG FIRST QUARTER
Domestic demand, price increases and big Asia action pushed equipment and supplies sales to double-digit growth.... [full story]

TECHNOMIC CALLS CLIMATE FOR INDUSTRY GROWTH 'POSITIVE'
Disposable income and job growth both look good. Everybody eat. ...
[full story]

NO SIGN OF GAS PRICES AFFECTING RESTAURANT, E&S SALES
Rumors of gasoline prices hurting foodservice were greatly exaggerated. ... [full story]

Industry Report Kolpak/Manitowoc Foodservice Group

A BIT OF GOLF IN ANAHEIM BEFORE THE NAFEM SHOW, ANYONE?
C'mon. You like to golf anyway. Why not whack a few for the Children's Miracle Network and the FCSI Educational Foundation? ... [full story]

STARBUCKS SHIFTING TORREFAZIONE ITALIA TO CO-BRAND
The muscular man of coffee with the big S on its leotard readies Torrefazione for a change. ... [full story]

RESTAURANT PATRONS DISCOVER 'PRICE-LESS' MENU
Not rare printed lunch menus from the Titanic, but literally menus with no prices. ... [full story]

MARICOPA COUNTY PROGRAM EARNS IAFP AWARD
In the Valley of the Sun, as the Phoenix area is known, everything is hot. Even the food safety ideas. ... [full story]

CHAINS SHOW SOLID GROWTH
In Technomic's latest measurement, the big are doing just fine, thank you.... [full story]

IF READERS GAVE JUST $10 TO 'ROAD TO ANAHEIM' PROJECT
The charity ride to The NAFEM Show could use a little extra fuel. Can you spare a 10-spot? ... [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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