Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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October 12, 2004

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Regulatory ReportSponsored by ES3

Maryland Calls For Refrigerator Efficiency
Energy efficiency’s soon to be the "Law Of The Land" in Maryland for a wide variety…[full story]

Massachusetts Throws Wet Blanket On Nightspots
According to a new law to become effective Nov. 15, Massachusetts nightclubs, bars and dance halls… [full story]

Kentucky Food Code Gets Remod
Kentucky’s Food Safety and Security Task Force will recommend a new food code…. [full story]

Louisiana Looking For Five-Pelican Restaurants
The "pelican briefs" are part of Louisiana’s push to make restaurant health inspection…[full story]

ADA Measurements Got You Down (On the Floor)?
If you’ve ever spent hours of your life slogging through an Americans With Disabilities Act compliance survey…[full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by MAECO

Technomic Forecasts Improved Operator Sales, Unit Growth For 2005
Operator sales are expected to grow 1.6% in real terms after menu price increases next year….[full story]

Macro Indicators Slightly Negative For Foodservice
High oil pricing, slipping consumer sentiment and low job growth all bode less-than-great…[full story]

Major Chains Weather September As Expectations Rise
A couple of measures show minor slowing in operator sales and traffic growth, but…[full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Lakeside Mfg.

Boelter Buys Assets Of U.S. Foodservice Contract Design
The Boelter Companies, the Milwaukee-based industry equipment and design firm, has finalized acquisition….[full story]

Oneida To Close Last Flatware Factory
Oneida Ltd., the last U.S. domestic maker of stainless steel flatware, has announced the closing of its remaining plant, in Sherrill, N.Y….[full story]

Bright Idea: Next-Gen LED Bulbs Even Better
Q: How many restaurant managers does it take to change a light bulb?...[full story]

Cunningham Named Interim Pres at DI Foodservice
Pat Cunningham, a long-time Dover Industries executive, has been named interim president…[full story]

Oberweis Dairy Chain Moooves To Expand
Looking for a franchise? Oberweis Dairy plans to begin franchising….[full story]

A Go-Vote Note
Uncle Sam—and the National Restaurant Association—want YOU… to vote this November….[full story]

Parikh Joins Up Your Stack Team
Where there’s smoke, there’s Jayendra Parikh….[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; and Janice Cha, senior editor.
Editing by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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