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November 16, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

PG&E OFFERS BIG WINTER GAS SAVINGS
Some pretty big credits here—theoretically, if you could cut your gas consumption by, say, 85%, PG&E would have to start sending YOU checks....[full story]

DALLAS MIGHT JOIN DOGGIE DINING TREND
Sorta makes you wonder how much business the industry's been losing, doesn't it? No?....[full story]

ANOTHER CHICAGO SUBURB PASSES PATCHWORK SMOKING BAN
Arlington Park, the famous racetrack that's had trouble recently with horses injuring themselves, will be the only place in town where you can smoke....[full story]

Economic Report Electrolux Professional

SOARING MATERIALS COSTS DRIVE NEW EQUIPMENT PRICE HIKES
Manufacturers caught in materials squeezes can't just cross their fingers between annual price changes anymore....[full story]

RESTAURANT INDEX REBOUNDS AS GASOLINE PRICES SLIDE
This yin-yang thing looks pretty consistent....[full story]

THIRD QUARTER GDP NUMBER COMES IN LOW; BLUE CHIP DROPS FORECASTS AGAIN
Economists really hate to go back and change their forecasts. It looks bad. But they'll do it....[full story]

YOU STILL NEED TO KNOW THE OUTLOOK FOR NEXT YEAR; FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT REPORTS HAS THE CRYSTAL BALL
You get the whole kit-and-kaboodle, complete with detailed commodities forecasts, for a paltry $249. At that price, what's the upside of NOT having it?....[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

LIFECYCLE COSTING MADE EASIER WITH NEW NAFEM ONLINE TOOL
NAFEM's been hard at work on this downloadable calculator, and now it's ready....[full story]

TEN EQUIPMENT WINNERS HERALDED AT EQUIP'HOTEL'S APRIA COMPETITION
Disappearing doors. Thermochemical chilling. Self steam sanitizing. Ingenius energy recovery. Why didn't you think of these things?....
[full story]

CHAINS DITCH TRANS FAT IN FACE OF PENDING LAWS, LAWSUITS
This trans fat thing isn't going away. In fact, it's coming right at us....
[full story]

NAFEM SHOW REGISTRATION OPENS ONLINE
Online is easier. Do it now and avoid the virtual rush....[full story]

AGA FOODSERVICE PROPOSES MERGER WITH ENODIS; ENODIS BOARD REJECTS APPROACH
Aga's interested. Enodis says no. What next?....[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 Jicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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