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July 28, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Ice Inc.

EPA SEEKING INPUT ON WATERSENSE CRITERIA
The water equivalent of Energy Star is coming to foodservice. ...[full story]

TOUGHER CALIFORNIA BUILDING-EFFICIENCY CODES COMING IN JANUARY
True, new standards will be voluntary for commercial buildings in the beginning. But the handwriting's on the sustainable wall. ...[full story]

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES, PERHAPS AT WORST TIME
The third of a three-step series of federal increases kicked in last week. ...[full story]

CHANCE OF SEEING TRANS FAT IN CAMBRIDGE NOW SLIM TO NONE
It turns out the fracas at the professor's house wasn't the only thing happening in Cambridge this month. ...[full story]

SAN FRANCISCO CHARGES FEE FOR CALORIE-COUNTING
Okay, first we slap you for nutritional information. Then we bill you for slapping you. ...[full story]

TENNESSEE JOINS STATES ALLOWING GUNS IN RESTAURANTS
No, Guns 'N Restaurants is NOT a heavy-metal band. ...[full story]

Economic Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meetings

By Robin Ashton

TRAFFIC DROPS 2.6%, UNIT COUNTS DROP 1% IN Q2, SAYS NPD

Key measures were down from year-earlier levels, but some of us might've expected worse. ...[full story]

CONSUMER, PRODUCER PRICES RISE IN JUNE; FUELS FALL IN JULY
The slide of food prices might be over. ...[full story]

MAJOR ECONOMISTS HOLD MOST MACRO FORECASTS STEADY
Two thirds of leading economists predict growth will turn positive in the third quarter. ...[full story]

FER PRESIDENT'S PREVIEW FORECAST SEMINAR SET FOR NEXT WEEK
It's a simple proposition, really: Knowing is better—and cheaper—than not knowing. ...[full story]

Industry Report Vollrath Co.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS PASSES 600 MARK
Yes, the saucy wingspan is now 41 states wide. ...[full story]

JOHNNY ROCKETS LOOKS SOUTH
Latin America is getting a closer look. ...[full story]

JACK IN THE BOX SELLS C-STORES, ADDS KIOSKS
Multiple initiatives aim to stimulate the brand. ...[full story]

FER TAKES TWO AWARDS FOR WATER-EFFICIENCY STORY
Our print-magazine sister publication hauls in two big awards, one national and one international. ...[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 tobward@fermag.com.

This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor; Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Ward, chief editor.

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