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October 21, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

SEATTLE OKAYS SIDEWALK CAFES—JUST IN TIME FOR WINTER
We love sidewalk cafes. But the next several months might be slow. ...
[full story]

COUNTY FOG LAW COULD COST YOU $10K PER DAY
The world's largest Amish community has dropped the hammer on fats, oils and grease in the water system. ...[full story]

ATLANTIC CITY REVIEWS CASINO SMOKING
What are the odds guests will be able to smoke in Atlantic City casinos? About 5-4, apparently. ...[full story]

TOWN BEATS STATE TO PUNCH ON LATEX GLOVES
Bellingham, Mass., has hung up the gloves. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

By Robin Ashton

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR FER'S 2009 E&S MARKET-FORECAST WEBINAR

Unless you have a full department of absolute economic Einsteins at the home office, you can't possibly be keeping up with what's happening. Better sign up. ...[full story]

TECHNOMIC FORECASTS TOUGH COUPLE YEARS FOR FOODSERVICE
Yes, Technomic has three words for foodservice sales: negative real growth. And it has some others, too. ...[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS WHACK MACRO FORECAST AGAIN
This is starting to remind us of Rocky Balboa getting knocked simple late in the movie, in slo-mo. ...[full story]

NPD RELEASES ANNUAL REPORT ON EATING TRENDS
Yes, we're eating less, or at least spending less. But apparently we're eating as frequently as ever. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

EDITORIAL OPINION: HANGING ONTO ENERGY STAR
With a bazillion dollars in new liabilities, Washington's going to be chopping away at everything that isn't fiercely protected. You HAVE to jump up for Energy Star in foodservice. ...[full story]

FINANCIAL-RESCUE PLAN INCLUDES SHORTER DEPRECIATION SCHEDULE
It took a total calamity to get Washington to grant restaurants the 15-year schedule. ...[full story]

SILVER LINING IN CREDIT CRISIS: MAYBE CHEAPER LEASES
Two pieces of good news lately, if you're buyin' or leasin'—gasoline and real estate. ...[full story]

BK'S WHOPPER BAR TO DEBUT AT UNIVERSAL'S CITYWALK
We thought Whopper Bar was about as cool a name as it could be. But know what they call the lavish condiment area? Topper Bar. How cool is THAT? ...[full story]

FCSI AMERICAS DIVISION GAINS LEGAL INDEPENDENCE
With some reorganizing, the Americas division now has more flexibility to serve Western Hemisphere needs. ...[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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