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November 30, 2006








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Regulatory Report Franke Foodservice Systems

DOE FINALLY MOVES ON NEW APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY STANDARDS
You might think a thing called the Department of Energy would regulate energy consumption. But then, you ain't from around D.C., are ya?....
[full story]

MORE CITIES, CHAINS JUMP ON TRANS FAT BANDWAGON
Once science knows something is bad, using it gets tricky, legally speaking....[full story]

PHILLY HEALTH COMMISH SAYS CITY SHORT INSPECTORS
The FDA's "recommendations" just aren't realistic in some cities....
[full story]

Economic Report Delfield Co./Enodis

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, EXPECTATIONS HOLD UP IN NOVEMBER
Yep, confidence slipped a little in November but stayed well above summer levels....[full story]

MAYBE THINGS WEREN'T QUITE SO TOUGH THIS SUMMER
Traffic was weak at full-service ops but actually pretty good in casual and QSR....[full story]

CHINA GDP GROWTH EXPECTED TO TOP 9% AGAIN:
EUROPEAN OUTLOOKS IMPROVE

If China's trying to slow down, it might start looking for one of those runaway truck lanes....[full story]

Industry Report Wood Stone Corp.

ENODIS BOARD AGAIN REJECTS AGA PROPOSAL, ANNOUNCES STRONG SALES AND PROFITS
Two big companies with slightly different views of the possibilities....
[full story]

REPORTS SHOWS SCHOOLS SAVE BIG BY GOING GREEN
If you haven't been looking into green building, you might be flunking an important subject....[full story]

RFID GETS BOOSTS FROM SPINACH SCARE
A University of Florida study is testing produce tracking methods....
[full story]

NAFEM ANNOUNCES FOODSERVICE POS TECHNICAL SPECS
If you've been looking for a standard spec to meld POS and inventory data, here ya go....[full story]




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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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