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June 29, 2010








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT REPORTS
FER to host new MUFES for noncommercial operators June 2011. ...
[full story]

RED TAPE GETS CUT FOR RESTAURANT DEVELOPMENT IN L.A. COUNTY
Opening an operation in L.A. just got a whole lot easier (and hand-holding is available upon request). ...[full story]

HOUSE BILL ON CHILD NUTRITION TARGETS FOOD SAFETY
Bill packs more money than Senate version but faces tough climate for passage. ...[full story]

WALK THROUGH THE REGULATED RESTAURANT
NRA's Web site gives a virtual view of the rules and regs looming over any operation. ...[full story]

MENU LABELING HITS DOWN UNDER
Australia takes a look at what the U.S. and U.K. are doing to educate consumers. ...[full story]

Economic Report Henny Penny

By Robin Ashton

TOM STUNDZA TO PROVIDE EXCLUSIVE MATERIALS-PRICE FORECASTS FOR FER FORECAST MEETING

World-leading authority will look at pricing through 2012 cycle at August FER meeting. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC SEES SLOW FOODSERVICE RECOVERY DURING NEXT 18 MONTHS
Consumers trading down or trading out will define foodservice market. ...
[full story]

GENERAL ECONOMY IMPROVING, SAYS LEADING ECONOMIST AT TECHNOMIC CONFERENCE
Not to mention another 60% in stimulus money to be spent. ...[full story]

TRAFFIC JUMPS 2.3% IN CANADA FIRST QUARTER, REPORTS NPD
Already in better shape than the U.S., a recovery is already well under way up north. ...[full story]

FOOD PRICES DOWN, MENU PRICES FLAT, GAS PRICES UP A BIT
Easing costs allowed many operators to remain profitable while experiencing record sales declines. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

PLANS AFOOT FOR EMERGING MARKETS AT MCD'S
South Africa, India will surge with 100+ stores each during next five years. ...[full story]

ARBY'S HAS BIG PLANS FOR TURKEY
Fifty stores in five years is just a start under new overseas deal. ...
[full story]

CPK DEBUTS TRAVEL PLAZA AND QUICK-SERVE SITES
There's something new on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (and more CPK in Mexico, too). ...[full story]

LUBY'S HAS WINNING BID FOR FUDDRUCKER'S
Bankruptcy leads to auction, which leads to new owner and a new outlook. ...[full story]

FHC CHINA TO OPEN A DAY EARLY
Shanghai show adds space and readies for November crowds. ...[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, and Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Jan Sellers Ashton with Brian Ward, chief editor.
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