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December 15, 2009








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

N.J. SENATE PUSHES CALORIE POSTING TOWARD VOTE
Herding cats comes to mind. Yet another state won't hold its breath waiting for federal action. ...[full story]

VIRGINIA SLIMS SMOKERS' OPPORTUNITIES
You can grow fields full of tobacco. You just can't smoke it. ...[full story]

L.A. MAY BAN PATIO SMOKING BY YEAR'S END
What if you're smoking for medicinal purposes? ...[full story]

Economic Report Internorga 2010

By Robin Ashton

NRA PERFORMANCE INDEX RISES TWO YEARS INTO RECESSION

It's still down, but it's up, which is to say it's less down than before. ...
[full story]

JOB LOSSES SLOW IN NOVEMBER, UNEMPLOYMENT DIPS TO 10%
So is 10% twice as good as "full" employment at 5%? ...[full story]

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE UP, DOWN, PLUS OTHER TRENDY NOTES
Think of us as the Waffle House of foodservice information, and this story is a stack of waffling. ...[full story]

NEWLY REVISED FER E&S MARKET FORECAST AVAILABLE FOR A MERE PITTANCE
We thought about cutting it to a half pittance but decided it's worth a lot more than that. ...[full story]

Industry Report Hotelex 2010

OBITUARY: PIONEERING REP ED GREGORY
The industry will miss the beacon who cofounded The HGA Group. ...
[full story]

PHIL MORTON, QUIET LEADER, RETIRES FROM GAYLORD
Few, if any, manufacturers did more to advance the science of ventilation. ...[full story]

CORNER BAKERY TO ADD 23 STORES
S&B Development and PhaseNext Hospitality sign on for expansion. ...
[full story]

KRISPY KREME AWARDS FRANCHISE RIGHTS FOR THAILAND, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Even in a tough global economy, doughnuts are, uh, on a roll. ...[full story]

RUBY TUESDAY'S STAKES CLAIM IN MIDDLE EAST
Knoxville, Tenn., is expanding from Saudi Arabia to India and beyond. ...
[full story]

LONDON TO SEE FIRST CHIPOTLE
Chipotle's first European opening is slated for April. ...[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; Brian Ward, chief editor; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor; Jan Sellers Ashton, contributing editor. Edited by Ward.

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