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November 17, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

ILLINOIS REQUIRES NEW FIRE SUPPRESSION JAN. 1
Starting Jan. 1, that old dry chemical system will chafe the inspector, and YOU’LL get the rash. So to speak. ...[full story]

HOUSTON’S FRANCHISEE WINS FIGHT AGAINST CALORIES
A rose by any other name, especially if you mix/match menu items, might get you under the multiunit radar for purposes of calorie-posting. ...[full story]

MORE TOWNS LEGISLATE THEIR WAY OUT OF FOG
A couple more towns have passed anti-Fats-Oils-Grease ordinances—Rialto, Calif., and Currituck, N.C. ...[full story]

SAN JOSE GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT BANNING PLASTICS
Polystyrene foam cups, which will be around long after the sun has fizzled, will be banned at city events. ...[full story]

Economic Report Integrated Control Corp.

By Robin Ashton

MAFSI REPS REPORT SALES DECLINED 11.5% IN Q3, SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN Q2

A double-digit steep dive is getting a little shallower. ...[full story]

SALES FOR PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES SLIDE NEARLY 19% IN Q3
Usually the publicly owned companies do better than the market overall. Not so this time. ...[full story]

MACRO FORECASTS IMPROVE AGAIN, BUT NOT FOR INCOME, SPENDING OR EMPLOYMENT
Other than your job, your salary and your savings, things are looking up. For someone. Somewhere...[full story]

MORE THAN 80% OF SCHOOLS APPLIED FOR STIMULUS EQUIPMENT GRANTS
Thus we discover that if you offer it, they will ask for it. ...[full story]

REVISED FER E&S MARKET FORECAST WEBINAR TOMORROW
Tomorrow’s the day, and 1 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time is the time. ...
[full story]

Industry Report Hotelex 2010

UNIFIED BRANDS BUYS A LA CART
And this just in. ...[full story]

NEW YORK SHOW HONORS TOP NEW PRODUCTS
Though hotel/motel gets top billing in the New York show’s name, several familiar foodservice names were among winners. ...[full story]

FIRST CALL FOR NSF SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
With eight entry categories, odds are you might know somebody worthy of nomination. ...[full story]

FEDA READIES FOR 2010 CONVENTION
The Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association will hold its 2010 convention March 17-21. Time to sign up! ...[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; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor; Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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