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November 4, 2008








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Regulatory Report Enodis

MORE TOWNS SAY GREASE TRAPS THE WAY OUT OF FOG
If you're putting pins in a map, better check your supply. This FOG thing keeps spreading. ...[full story]

ARCHES ON ARCHER OKAY, BUT NOT BIG BOY
Arches okay in Alachua County, Fla. Big Boy statues, cartoon characters, animals and giant doughnut bags—not so much. ...[full story]

CALORIE-POSTING SPREADING TO NATION'S MIDSECTION
Nashville, Tenn., is hanging over its belt buckle a little, and enough is enough. ...[full story]

BURBANK BANDIES BAG BAN IF EDUCATION FAILS
a brochure and some follow-up will be enough. Or maybe not. ...[full story]

PASADENA TAKES SMOKING BAN OUTDOORS
If there are any altercations, at least the altercators will already be outside. ...[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

By Robin Ashton

FER REVISES 2008, '09 FORECASTS

The forecast was a bit down anyway. Now it's just a bit downer. ...[full story]

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX HITS RECORD LOW
Now it's been 11 straight months of contraction for this indicator. ...
[full story]

CONSUMERS COULD CUT FOODSERVICE SPENDING, REPORT FINDS
A new survey by Technomic shows consumers say they'll cut back on restaurant spending. ...[full story]

NPD SAYS TRAFFIC ACTUALLY ROSE OVER SUMMER
Coupons and other promos helped. ...[full story]

WHY DO NRA AND NPD TRAFFIC NUMBERS DIFFER?
For starters, one takes data from operators, and the other takes them from consumers. ...[full story]

GDP DECLINES IN THIRD QUARTER, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TANKS
Nose down, throttle up, is only good in certain situations. And this isn't one of them. ...[full story]

Industry Report The NAFEM Show '09

FEELING INNOVATIVE? NRA ACCEPTING KI AWARD ENTRIES
Have a great, innovative equipment product? Here's your chance to get maximum exposure for it. ...[full story]

COOL DUDES BEN & JERRY TEST NEW WAY TO CHILL
Ben & Jerry get cleared by EPA to test a carbon-based refrigerant that's legal elsewhere but not in this country. ...[full story]

AWE OPENS FAUCET ON WATER-RESOURCE LIBRARY
The Alliance for Water Efficiency has opened a one-stop shop for water-efficiency product and program information. ...[full story]

FER MAGAZINE EXPANDS SMALLWARES AWARDS COVERAGE ON WEB
New, cooler coverage of Foodservice Equipment Reports' 11th annual product competition is on its Web site. ...[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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