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August 11, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

U.S. HOUSE FOOD-SAFETY BILL FAILS, THEN PASSES
If this version of the bill becomes law, the FDA would have some more tools to reduce illness outbreaks. But no, itís not free. ...[full story]

ALBANY MULLS COUNTY CALORIE COUNTS
Even while Albany, the capital of New York, mulls a statewide calorie-posting law, Albany, the county, considers a countywide one. ...[full story]

PENNSYLVANIA WANTS STATE FOOD-SAFETY STANDARD
Pennsylvaniaís House passed a bill in June that would standardize the food code and restaurant inspections statewide. ...[full story]

INCREASED DEDUCTION FOR MEALS PROPOSED
How much is 80% of a three-martini lunch, anyway? ...[full story]

Economic Report Food & Hotel Vietnam 2009

By Robin Ashton

FER FORECASTS E&S MARKET TO SHRINK

No, it turns out itís NOT just you. But chain panelists said theyíre still buying. ...[full story]

MAFSI BUSINESS BAROMETER FALLS 12.8% IN Q2
The records keep on coming, and they are not good ones. ...[full story]

NRA RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX FALLS AGAIN
We thought the RPI was pulling itself up. But itís fallen back in June. ...
[full story]

JOB LOSSES, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DIP
A glimmer: The unemployment rate dipped a little, but job losses actually slowed a lot in July. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

YUM! SCORES IN INDIA
Yum! Brands is doing something right in India. A bunch, actually. ...
[full story]

CKE UNVEILS FIVE-YEAR EXPANSION PLAN
CKE is planning big: More than 750 new units over the next five years, half international. ...[full story]

PIZZA INN ROLLS OUT FRANCHISEE STIMULUS
Reduced start-up costs, including reduced royalties in the early going, are looking good to franchisees. ...[full story]

CHICK-FIL-A RAMPS UP OPENINGS
With sales up 10% for the first half of the year, Chick-fil-A says itíll be able to up its new-unit plans. ...[full story]

STARBUCKS MAKES NEW NAME FOR ITSELF
Starbucks Corp., making a name for itself with sustainability initiatives, is also making a name for itself with store names that donít say Starbucks. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
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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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