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September 9, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

WATER WOES SPREADING ON BOTH COASTS
Last issue, we jested about restrictions spreading to dishrooms some day. This issue, we're not jesting. ...[full story]

CALIFORNIA APPROVES MENU LAW, KING COUNTY, WASH., REG KICKS IN
California moves to preempt a crazy-quilt of local standards. ...[full story]

COUNTY BANS GOLDEN ARCHES AS SIGNAGE—FOR NOW
Really big signs are verboten in Gainesville, Fla.'s home county. So are really big arches on a retro building a sign, or something else? ...[full story]

COFFEE SHOPS NEED GREASE TRAPS, CITY SAYS
A town near Portland, Ore., is convinced bakery crumbs, coffee beans and milk create FOG. So now the bet's on. ...[full story]

L.A. COURT OVERTURNS TACO-TRUCK TICKETING
That's the ticketing that was overturned. Not the trucks. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

By Robin Ashton

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As impressionist Frank Caliendo might, uh, put it: No need to misunderestimate. You can get informafied. ...[full story]

PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES DID BETTER IN SECOND QUARTER, FINAL NUMBERS SHOW
Preliminary numbers were a little weak. Finals were a little better. ...
[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX HOLDS, CAP-EX SPENDING FALLS
Steady as she goes—at depressed levels—was the news from the National Restaurant Association. ...[full story]

CONFIDENCE RISES, BUT MARKETS GAG ON JOBS, FINANCIAL WOES
Consumers were feeling better in August. Other news was less heartening. ...[full story]

Industry Report The NAFEM Show '09

HOSHIZAKI TO BUY GRAM COMMERCIAL
Hoshizaki has agreed to acquire the major European refrigeration maker. ...[full story]

NRA PLANS FOOD-SAFETY SEMINAR IN OCTOBER
Want to learn the latest in best food safety practices? ...[full story]

FLEX YOUR MARKETING MUSCLE WITH EFFICIENCY AWARD
Got an energy success story in California? If so, you could win some major recognition. ...[full story]

WAL-MART TESTS 'MEAL SOLUTIONS' MARKET WITH NEW CONCEPT
This could get interesting. ...[full story]

IFMA SEEKS SILVER PLATE NOMINEES
The Int'l. Foodservice Manufacturers Association is looking for a few good operator nominees. ...[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; Janice Cha, senior editor;
Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor.

Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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