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September 23, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

RICHMOND, VA., PUTS SQUEEZE 0N WATER USE
Even-odd days for even-odd street addresses. And no more water-washing driveways and parking lots. Plus some oddly complicated calculations. ...
[full story]

MORE TOWNS LEGISLATE THEIR WAY OUT OF FOG
Like the Energizer Bunny, this topic just keeps going and going. ...
[full story]

L.A. JUMPS ON CALORIE-COUNTING BANDWAGON
Add Los Angeles to the list of places in California that don't want to wait for Governor Schwarzenegger's signature. ...[full story]

AND SAN JOSE BORROWS PAGE FROM L.A. IN OBESITY WAR
Fat neighborhoods are not phat in L.A. And now San Jose is considering a similar QSR ban for its entire city. ...[full story]

TORONTO CONSIDERS BAN ON BAGS, CUPS, CONTAINERS
Slashing landfill footprint is a huge priority. ...
[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

By Robin Ashton

SIGN UP NOW FOR FER'S 2009 E&S MARKET-FORECAST WEBINAR

If you'd rather light a candle than curse the darkness, here's something for you. ...[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS LOWER GROWTH FORECAST AGAIN
The 2008 forecast edges up a tick. But '09 projections don't. ...
[full story]

FOOD, GASOLINE BUCK TREND OF DECELERATING PRICE INCREASES
Moderating increases in energy and materials prices helped finished-goods prices level off in August. But food and gasoline prices were no help. ...
[full story]

CONSUMER SENTIMENT, EXPECTATIONS SHOW UNEXPECTED RISE
Timing is everything, admittedly. In early September, consumers were expressing renewed confidence. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

COMPONENT HARDWARE GROUP ACQUIRES FLAME GARD
CHG/SaniGuard, meet Flame Gard. ...[full story]

FSTC NAMED PARTNER IN NRA ENVIRO PROJECT
Our friends at Pacific Gas & Electric's Food Service Technology Center join Energy Star and Turner Foundation in a major initiative ...[full story]

STILL TIME TO JOIN HOST '09
There's just something about Milan. And the show is great, too. ...[full story]

CFESA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS
The new administration steps up. ...[full story]

NAFEM SHOW TO DEBUT 'WHAT'S HOT! WHAT'S COOL!'
Wondering what's hot—or cool—in foodservice equipment? The NAFEM Show will have a special section. ...[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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