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July 14, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Ice Inc.

PROPOSED PENNSYLVANIA LAW COULD INHIBIT DEALERS, CONSULTANTS
This same kind of law turned into a mess in Florida, hello? ...[full story]

NEW FOOD-SAFETY DEPUTY POST AT FDA
Food safety is a huge tangle between FDA and USDA. But maybe change is in the wind. ...[full story]

GGRA PETITIONS U.S. SUPREME COURT
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Restaurant Association isn’t rolling over on the city’s mandatory healthcare plan. ...[full story]

CALIFORNIANS START COUNTING CALORIES
Okay, the brochures have to be available now. January 2011, the menus and menu boards will have to carry the info. ...[full story]

ARIZONA PONDERS GUNS IN RESTAURANTS
Restaurant-goers in Arizona might start noticing bulging jackets soon. ...[full story]

FLORIDA TOWN DOUSES TWO-YEAR-OLD FIRE CODE
A restrictive fire code has been so expensive and difficult, Zephyrhills, Fla., is reconsidering. ...[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meetings

By Robin Ashton

WHY ANOTHER SLEW OF BAD NEWS?

Things don’t usually move in straight lines, and this is one of those zig-zags. ...[full story]

JOB LOSSES INCREASE, SURPRISING SOME ECONOMISTS
Note to self: Can’t read things too closely—a month by itself isn’t much of a trend. ...[full story]

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FOR JUNE? ONE UP, ONE DOWN
Perspective’s everything. Which indicators are you looking at?. ...[full story]

NRA’S PERFORMANCE INDEX DIPS AFTER FIVE MONTHS OF GAINS
Another waffler. ...[full story]

ONLY THREE WEEKS UNTIL FER PRESIDENT’S PREVIEW FORECAST SEMINAR
In times such as these, you must be decisive. You also must be informed. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

TIM HORTONS OPENING MORE CO-BRAND SITES, REFILING CORPORATE
The Canada-based company has filed papers to change its registry from Delaware to Canada. ...[full story]

WENDY’S/ARBY’S TO LAUNCH BIG MIDDLE EAST EXPANSION
A Saudi-based franchisee plans a lot of stores for nine countries in the Middle East and North Africa. ...[full story]

DUNKIN’ DONUTS MOVES INTO LODGING
Dunkin’ Brands, eyeing expansion into hotel locations, has decided “You ’kin do it!” ...[full story]

QUIZNOS PROMOTES MACDONALD TO TOP POST
Greg MacDonald, president of Quiznos Canada, now has been named president of Quiznos corporate. ...[full story]

FF&L TO ACQUIRE CHURCH’S CHICKEN
If all goes according to plan, Church’s Chicken will officially be under new ownership by the end of the month. ...[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, senior contributing editor;
Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Ward.

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