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November 9, 2004








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Regulatory ReportSponsored by Hatco Corp.

RESTAURANT DEPRECIATION BILL MOVES FORWARD
The ridiculously long depreciation schedule may be on its way out.... [full story]

HACCP TO HEADLINE IN ALL SCHOOL KITCHENS NEXT FALL
Got HACCP? That’s the question—and requirement—that Congress has put to the nation’s school foodservice departments.... [full story]

SHORT AND SWEET FOR CALIFORNIA CREDIT RECEIPTS
Where California machine-printed credit card receipts are concerned, state deadlines trump federal—period.... [full story]

RHODE ISLAND CLARIFIES, MODIFIES NEW SPRINKLER REQUIREMENTS
Rhode Island’s tough new stance on sprinkler regulations caused confusion—so a new version’s been passed....
[full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by ES3

SPECIAL FOCUS: FER FORECASTS E&S SALES GROWTH, BIG PRICE INCREASES
Manufacturers’ sales of foodservice equipment, supplies and furnishings are forecast to grow 3.3% in real terms in 2005....[full story]

FOR OPERATORS, THINGS STILL IMPROVING BUT MORE SLOWLY
Mixed indicators blur the picture, but... [full story]

CONSUMER SENTIMENT DOWN, GDP GROWTH BELOW EXPECTATIONS
But at least we know who’s President… [full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

RFID CHIPS WITH THAT MCMEAL?
Are you paying for your purchase, or just waving because you’re happy?... [full story]

CEREALITY AIMS TO BOWL OVER BREAKFAST MARKET
Cereality Cereal Bar & Cafe plans to go where no cereal bar and café has gone before: national.... [full story]

CURTIS RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT EXPANDS
Curtis Restaurant Equipment, headquartered in Springfield, Ore., is opening a Minnesota office.... [full story]

EAT’N PARK ESPRESSO MACHINES GET HIGH OCTANE ROLL-OUT
High-octane milkshakes—spiked with espresso—are fueling the expanded specialty coffee program.... [full story]

JOLLY NEWS ON MERRYCHEF USA LAUNCH
The U.S. fast-oven market just got quite a bit hotter.... [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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