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October 31, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

PUBLIC COMMENT NEEDED NOW ON CONTROVERSIAL BAY AREA EXHAUST PROPOSAL
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as the saying goes. This one's the express lane....[full story]

TRANS FAT'S IN THE CHICAGO FIRE, AGAIN
The Windy City's self-conscious about its hefty Midwestern self....[full story]

CALIFORNIA OFFERS INCENTIVES FOR SOLAR POWER
Sounds a little like your significant other paying you to date somebody else, doesn't it?....[full story]

HONG KONG PROMOTES NEW RULE WITH 'SMOKE FREE' DAYS
You can still smoke in parks, beaches, mahjong parlors, massage parlors and bars. That's about it....[full story]

Economic Report Scotsman Ice Systems/Enodis

NAFEM RELEASES LATEST 'SIZE & SHAPE' STUDY; 2005 E&S MANUFACTURERS' SALES REACHED NEARLY $9.1 BILLION
The latest edition, with 41% of NAFEM members participating, looks to be the most accurate yet....[full story]

MAFSI BAROMETER RECORDS BOOMING THIRD QUARTER E&S SALES
Yes, a high-pressure zone lately means weather's been good for equipment and supplies activity....[full story]

CANADIAN FOODSERVICE SALES GROWTH TO MODERATE IN 2007
Canadian foodservice is having a boffo 2006. Next year will be solid, if not boffo....[full story]

BLUE CHIP CONSENSUS DROPS 2006 AND 2007 GDP FORECASTS
Leading economists pull back, slightly....[full story]

2007 FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT REPORTS FORECAST HITS MARKET
For a paltry remittance, a pittance, really, you can have the whole exhaustive forecast, complete with detailed commodities projections....
[full story]

Industry Report Wood Stone Corp.

SOMAT BUYS RED GOAT DISPOSERS
Two strong names in waste disposal strengthen each other....[full story]

WENDY'S SELLS BAJA FRESH, GOES BACK TO BURGERS
Refocusing on its core business, Wendy's recently sold Horton's, and now it's done the same with Baja Fresh....[full story]

BIG NEW DIGS FOR DETROIT'S AR REPAIRS/BAKER'S NEEDS
Need a big test kitchen in the Motor City area? A brand new one is now up and running....[full story]

OZONE-INFUSED WATER RINSES AWAY BACTERIA
Ozone is good or bad, depending on where it is. Here, it's good....
[full story]

STARWOOD PLANS TO OPEN GREEN HOTEL CHAIN
The first four will be new from the ground up, built to demanding LEED requirements....[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; Brian Ward, chief editor;
Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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