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July 14, 2005








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

PG&E JUMPS ON AUTOMATED METER MOVEMENT
Jazzy new meters are going in, and users averaging more than 200 kW/mo. will pay different electric rates at different times of day....[full story]

NUTRITION LABELS STIFLE COMPETITION
Talk about good intentions going bad. It turns out that bigger companies are better at labeling, too....[full story]

MINNEAPOLIS SMOKERS CAUGHT BETWEEN ROCK AND SIDEWALK
There's more than one way to skin a smoker, apparently. Some ways involve concrete....[full story]

TEXAS APPROVES ONLINE FOOD SAFETY COURSE
Texas food-safety rangers now can get their badges online.... [full story]

RESTAURANT TAKES ON FLORIDA SMOKING BAN
After you think about this one for a minute, you'll be surprised the angle hasn't come up before.... [full story]

Economic Report Drive To Survive Charity Golf Event

FOODSERVICE E&S LIST PRICES ROSE 5.38%, SAYS AUTOQUOTES
Does this invoice look bigger to you?...[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX DIPS BUT STAYS POSITIVE IN MAY
Growth is slowing, but it's still growth...[full story]

CONSUMER SENTIMENT, INTEREST RATES UP; JOB GROWTH MODERATE
Job growth didn't float to the top in June, but consumers felt buoyant....
[full story]

TOO EARLY TO PREDICT ANY EFFECTS FROM LONDON TERRORIST BOMBINGS
In a market where layoffs pump up stock prices, is it any surprise that bomb blasts do the same?....[full story]

Industry Report Kolpak/Manitowoc Foodservice Group

PROPOSED JUNK FAX BAN EXEMPTS 'EBRs'
You can't add new names to your lunch-promo fax lists without permission. But you can keep the ones you already have.... [full story]

WIND FARMS PROPOSED FOR U.K., U.S.
Not in my back yard. Maybe in the river.... [full story]

RESTAURANT TOLD TO TAKE GOLD OFF MENU
Here's a sure way to increase your traffic—offer your customers gold....
[full story]

WAHOO'S FISH TACOS, ANYONE?
Blend some Brazilian and Asian culinary influences with Mexican popular cuisine, and what do you get?.... [full story]

GENERAL HOTEL & RESTAURANT SUPPLY MOURNS SIMON
General's founder changed Florida and the whole industry.... [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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