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November 15, 2005








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

MAINE TOWN JOINS LIST SAYING "NO" TO CHAINS
Preserving their New Englander individuality, Ogunquit voters say nope....[full story]

NAPLES RESTAURANTEUR STILL SMOKING OVER BAN, WON'T DROP SUIT
Some embers refuse to go out....[full story]

TROUBLE STARTS WITH "T," RHYMES WITH "P" THAT STANDS FOR POOL
A restaurant with pool tables, or a pool hall with food? The billiards are flying in Nebraska. Or were....[full story]

WEEE! — RECYCLING RIDE STARTS UP AGAIN IN JANUARY
New hazardous-materials rules kick in soon in U.K. and the Republic of Ireland....[full story]

Economic Report Hatco Corporation

MAFSI BAROMETER SIGNALS REGIONAL SALES DISPARITIES
West and South, good. Northeast and Midwest, not so good....[full story]

NRA INDEX HITS 27-MONTH LOW, BUT EXPECTATIONS TICK UP
Energy—in both cars and kitchens—is flattening out the curves....
[full story]

EARLY PUBLIC COMPANY RESULTS SHOW SOME SLOWING GROWTH
The quarter showed some slowing, but still, it's been a good year....
[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS HOLD STEADY FORECASTS
Despite hurricanes and high energy prices, economists still see strength in the year ahead....[full story]

Industry Report MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

McD's TO LIST NUTRITION SKINNY ON PACKAGING
McDonald's has jumped on labeling.... [full story]

STARBUCKS TO TAKE THE CUP FOR RECYCLED CUP
The coffee giant is being honored for developing disposable cups made of recycled materials....[full story]

SURVEY SAYS: MORE INFORMATION, LESS FOOD
A survey fielded by Aramark yields some pretty clear input....[full story]

CHIPOTLE CHEWS ON IPO; SPIN-OFF COULD NET BIG BUCKS
Chipotle Mexican Grill could raise as much as $100 million.... [full story]

DEL TACO GETS NOD FROM CPUC FOR ENERGY SAVINGS
Yes, official recognition—and a heck of a lot of money saved....[full story]

SCIENTISTS HAVE GUT FEELING CHEESEBURGERS ARE GOOD FOR US
Take two cheeseburgers and call us in the morning....[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; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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