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August 25, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

CALIFORNIA SETS NEW STANDARDS FOR GREEN BUILDINGS
Raising the bar even above new energy-efficiency standards that will become effective Jan. 1, California’s voluntary Green Building Standards Code is expected to lead to mandatory standards by the end of 2010. ...
[full story]

CHAINS PUSH BACK AGAINST CALORIE-POSTING LAWS
Okay, so what if we offer that menu item at only 19 locations? ...[full story]

TOUGHER RULES ON SIGNS A SIGN OF THE TIMES?
In some areas, attention-grabbing signage is grabbing the attention of local regulators. ...[full story]

TEASPOONS OF GREASE ADD UP TO FOG ORDINANCE
Enterprise, Ala., does the math on one teaspoon of grease per month times 10,000 customers. ...[full story]

NO MORE TURKISH BLEND IN TURKEY OR GAULOISES IN GALVESTON
Even in Istanbul it's time to put down the hookah in public places. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Food & Hotel Vietnam 2009

By Robin Ashton

ECONOMISTS BECOME MORE OPTIMISTIC, CONSUMERS LESS SO

GDP forecasts are improving, but consumers don’t yet see it. ...[full story]

FOOD PRICES FALL, THOUGH NOT AT RESTAURANTS
After troubling increases in two of the past three months, wholesale food prices fell in July. ...[full story]

ONLY BIG CHAINS GREW UNITS DURING 2009, NPD SAYS
Mega-biggies forged ahead as the industry overall lost net store counts. ...
[full story]

TRAFFIC FALLS AGAIN IN MAY
Traffic fell 3% in May, the sixth straight month of slippage. ...[full story]

IN TIMES SUCH AS THESE, YOU NEED FER E&S MARKET FORECAST
Put down that stone chisel and stop trying to reinvent the wheel. ...
[full story]

Industry Report MUFES 2010

PANERA ROLLS ALONG
Panera Bread Co. is taking a bullish approach to the future. ...[full story]

SODEXO TO DEBUT BURGER CONCEPT ON CAMPUSES
The Original Burger Company is a concept partially designed by Sodexo’s Student Board of Directors. ...[full story]

WESTERN SIZZLIN, STEAK N SHAKE TO MERGE
The hamburger and the rib-eye are joining forces in what you might call a “meating” of the minds. ...[full story]

TACO MAKER PLANS NYC DEBUT
Puerto Rico’s largest Mexican QSR brand is coming to New York City. ...[full story]

M. TUCKER HELPS SHARPEN FOCUS AT IHM&R SHOW
The well-known Patterson, N.J., equipment and supplies dealership has a hand in a show-within-a-show space. ...[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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