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October 7, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

CALIFORNIA LABELING LAW SIGNED, U.S. SENATORS 'LEAN' TOWARD NATIONAL STANDARD
This menu-labeling thing is going galactic. Now if we can just get kids' reading scores up, maybe they'll read the labels. ...[full story]

MENU CALORIE LISTING SPREADS BEYOND NYC
What's good for the stylish NYC goose might just do the trick for the dapper Westchester gander, too. ...[full story]

ANOTHER CALIFORNIA TOWN TACKLES EXPANDED POLY FOAM
The stuff lasts a zillion years. You just can't have it all over the place. ...
[full story]

RESTAURANTS LOSE FIGHT AGAINST S.F. HEALTH PLAN
Looks like the final gavel has come down on mandated insurance. ...
[full story]

MILWAUKIE PASSES FOG LAW BUT GIVES COFFEE SHOPS A BREAK
It all makes sense, really. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

By Robin Ashton

HOW WILL FINANCIAL CRISIS AFFECT FOODSERVICE WORLD? FIND OUT AT FER FORECAST WEBINAR

Yes, the big rescue plan passed. Now what? ...[full story]

COMMODITIES PRICES MODERATING, BUT NOT FOR US
Maybe we're all in the wrong business. ...[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX REMAINS IN NEGATIVE TERRITORY
Things didn't get any worse. But they didn't quite bob to the surface, either. ...[full story]

JOBS DECLINE AGAIN, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REMAINS WEAK
September was the 10th straight month of net job losses. ...[full story]

Industry Report Hotelex Shanghai

WENDY'S, TRIARC SAY WHAT'S OLD(ER) IS NEW AGAIN
In the early days, Wendy's pitched quality to more experienced consumers. With that demographic group now so large, it might be time again. ...
[full story]

STARBUCKS' ABOUT-FACE GOOD NEWS FOR OVEN MAKERS
Adjusting its cheese situation, Starbucks is back in the breakfast-sandwich business. ...[full story]

GILL WINS FEDA'S ANOFF AWARD
Kenneth Gill, longtime industry equipment and supplies dealer, former FEDA president and cofounder of Foodservice Equipment Reports magazine, gets major recognition. ...[full story]

MAFSI NAMES 2008 OFFICERS, AWARD WINNERS
The Who's Who this year is quite a lineup. ...[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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