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August 26, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

CALIFORNIA MARKETS DECLARE WATER RESTRICTIONS
Droughts are driving water restrictions in the dining room. What's next? Even-odd dishroom days? ...[full story]

L.A. PASSES NEIGHBORHOOD FAST-FOOD BAN
A seemingly debatable proposal passes without a single dissenting vote. ...[full story]

MORE TOWNS TRY TO CUT THROUGH FOG
Three more cities post new requirements. ...[full story]

MENU-LABELING LAWS POP UP FASTER THAN CRA CAN FILE SUITS
Local regs are spreading like kudzu, except that kudzu's more consistent. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

By Robin Ashton

NEED TO KNOW THE FUTURE? FER FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL FORMS

Think of it as Lasik for your business foresight. ...[full story]

EARLY 2Q DATA: PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES SHOW MORE SLOWING
Even the heavy hitters are losing some steam. ...[full story]

COMMODITIES PRICE OUTLOOKS IMPROVE, SOME
As a great political philosopher might put it, it depends on what "some" means. ...[full story]

BLUE CHIP LOWERS '08, '09 FORECASTS AGAIN
No, you haven't read this story before. It only seems that way. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

MIDDLEBY ACQUIRES TURBOCHEF
Middleby strengthens its hand in the speed-cooking arena. ...[full story]

FER NAMES INDUSTRY SERVICE AWARD WINNERS
Hint: Their names are Cowley, Gulbas, Malody, Reese, Ward—and a special for somebody named Fisher. ...
[full story]

MCD'S PUSHES FOR 450 NEW UNITS IN CHINA BY 2010
That would be on top of 953 right now. ...[full story]

FER PICKS UP TWO EDITORIAL AWARDS
Yes, well, humility certainly has its place. Just not here, not now. ...[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; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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