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November 18, 2008








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

STAMFORD WANTS TEETH FOR FOG RULES
The Connecticut city moves toward a local law that will let city choppers bite state-law violators. ...[full story]

CRFA CRITICIZES TORONTO DISPOSABLES BAN
Oh yeah? Maybe Toronto's recycling system—not the coffee cups—is the problem, the restaurant association says. ...[full story]

ZONING: WHAT'S THE QUESTION HERE?
A small town in Connecticut opens a big can of worms. And everyone's still arguing about what the argument really should be. ...[full story]

PHILLY SAYS YOU CAN GET INFO WITH THAT ORDER
You might pay extra for fries with the cheesesteak. But you'll get the calorie information for free. ...[full story]

SIDEWALK CAFES FACE NEW FEES IN HAMPTONS
Maybe Southampton operators with outdoor seating can make it up in volume. But a proposal for enormous fee hikes looks like a grab for new revenues in tough times. ...[full story]

Economic Report The NAFEM Show '09

By Robin Ashton

MACRO FORECASTS SLASHED, OCTOBER KEY INDICATORS PLUNGE

Yes, more slash and plunge. ...[full story]

EMPLOYMENT, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DREADFUL
Life does go on. But it limps a little. ...[full story]

FORECASTS FOR NEARLY ALL WORLDWIDE ECONOMIES FALL
Well yes, the forecast for China has been trimmed. But it's still looking pretty darn good, thank you very much. ...[full story]

FER FORECASTS FOR 2008, '09 AVAILABLE
It might not be a motivational book this year, but it'll show you what you need to know while you're picking your shots. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

MANITOWOC CLEARED BY EU TO BUY ENODIS, WILL SELL ENODIS ICE BUSINESSES
The enormous deal is done. ...[full story]

BOOK NAFEM HOUSING WITH TRAVEL PLANNERS
Beware agencies with similar names and similar claims. ...[full story]

MISSED THE WATERSMART INNOVATIONS CONFERENCE? ATTEND VIRTUALLY
It's not quite the same as being there, but if that wasn't possible, you can see presentation materials online. ...[full story]

CHICK-FIL-A CUTS STRAGGLING TRANS FATS
The Atlanta-based chain never really did use much trans fat. Now it's eliminated the last few bits. ...[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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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.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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