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August 12, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

L.A., SEATTLE JUMP ON BAG-BAN WAGON
Plastic bags? We don't need no stinkin' bags! ...[full story]

'GOVERNATOR' SIGNS TRANS-FAT BAN
California's the first with a state-wide ban. ...[full story]

ICC SETS UP GREEN BUILDING COMMITTEE
What's green, and what's sustainable? To help get it all organized, ICC is launching a group to define and get the word out. ...[full story]

MASSACHUSETTS EYES HOOD-CLEANING STANDARD
In the aftermath of a Boston grease fire that killed two firefighters, the Massachusetts Fire Marshall wants to clamp down. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

FER FORECASTS E&S MARKET TO SHRINK
It is what it is: The E&S market is likely to shrink in real terms over the next 12 to 18 months. ...[full story]

MAFSI BUSINESS BAROMETER IMPROVES SLIGHTLY
It's hard to call a negative number an improvement, but it is. ...[full story]

NRA RESTAURANT PERFORMANCE INDEX FALLS BACK IN JUNE
The good news is that the May score was up. The bad news was that June was back down. The good news is that expectations are up, a little. ...
[full story]

Industry Report The NAFEM Show '09

IH/M&RS GEARS UP FOR NEW YORK
Put on your dancin' shoes and mark your calendar for Nov. 8-11. ...
[full story]

NSF LAB EXPANSION TAKES LEED SILVER
Somehow it's appropriate that a leader in kitchen sanitation becomes a LEEDer in its facility expansion. ...[full story]

MCDONALD'S FRY GREASE FUELS MANILA COP CARS
Now, when a hippie sees a police officer and says he smells pork, he might really smell pork. ...[full story]

RUBY TUESDAY DYNAMITES OLD IMAGE
Ruby Tuesday says its new image is "the bomb," and to make its point, it blew up the last of its old-style stores the first week of August. ...[full story]




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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. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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