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September 20, 2005








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

SOUTH CAROLINA INSPECTION FORM ROLLS OUT TO ENTIRE STATE
South Carolina hopes to deliver a one-two punch to foodborne illness with risk-based inspections designed to find solutions....[full story]

FLORIDA LAWSUIT AGAINST SMOKING BAN FAILS, FOR NOW
A legal battle over a smoking ban fizzles in Florida, but only on a technicality. ...
[full story]

NAPA PUTS INSPECTION REPORTS ONLINE, MULLS LETTER GRADES
Trailing non-compliance with a law requiring the posting of restaurant inspections prompts Napa to put inspection grades online. ...[full story]

PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR BOOSTS A BOOST IN MINIMUM WAGE
A proposed $2 increase in the minimum wage could pass this year, with the Pennsylvania governor’s full support. ...[full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corp.

FER REVISES 2005 E&S FORECAST, SEES ’06 GROWING 2% TO 3% REAL
With new input from NAFEM’s "Size & Shape Of The Industry" study, we revise our forecast for the year’s manufacturer sales. ...[full story]

NAFEM SAYS MANUFACTURER SALES GREW 7.1% IN Q2
Manufacturers report solid performance in the second quarter, with North American sales up compared to Q2 2004. ...
[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS TRIM FORECASTS IN WAKE OF KATRINA
Gas prices and GDP take a hit in the world of post-Katrina forecasts. ...[full story]

Industry Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

SFM MOVES CONFERENCE TO MIAMI
Forced out of New Orleans, it’ll be same dates, new city for the Society for Foodservice Management’s annual meeting next month. ... [full story]

ASSOCIATIONS STEP UP POST-KATRINA EFFORTS
Our industry associations snap into action, raising funds and writing checks to help those hit by the hurricane. ...
[full story]

ENODIS DONATES FUNDS, EQUIPMENT
Enodis refrigeration, cooking and ice-making equipment heads for field kitchens in Katrina-ravaged areas. ...[full story]

STARBUCKS SEES GREEN IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Seattle coffee giant does right by the environment with a new agreement to power with the wind. ...[full story]

BELTRAM SIGNS ROSATI AS NEW COO
Long-time industry vet Rosati signs on with the Tampa, Fla., dealership.... [full story]

BARGREEN-ELLINGSON OPENS OFFICE IN TEXAS
The Northwest dealership launches a branch in the Lone Star State to support its relationships with Texas chain customers. ... [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.
Questions or comments? Please send them to bward@fermag.com.
This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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