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December 16, 2008








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Regulatory Report Manitowoc Foodservice

EECC '30% SOLUTION' FALLS SHORT, BUT EFFICIENCY CODES TIGHTEN
International Code Council voters pull up short of 30% efficiency improvements but figure 15% is reachable without galactic spasms. ...
[full story]

COURT RULING COULD MEAN HIGHER ENERGY PRICES
Well, the first thing that happens is that permit procedures for dozens of new coal-fired electricity plants grind to a halt. Or go backward. ...[full story]

WESTCHESTER WEIGHS IN ON CALORIE COUNTS—IT'S A YES
After a year of kicking and hair-pulling, Westchester County, N.Y., lawmakers vote to require calorie counts on menus. ...
[full story]

ROME, GA., HIKES WATER, SEWER, LANDFILL FEES
Conservation has been so good in Rome, Ga., that Romans have to hike fees to keep the lights on at City Hall. ...[full story]

Economic Report The NAFEM Show '09

By Robin Ashton

NRA INDEX INCHES UP IN OCTOBER

Gosh, it's fun to write a headline that's even a little bit positive on the economic and foodservice front. ...[full story]

COMMERCIAL FOODSERVICE AS LEADING OR CURRENT INDICATOR?
NRA's Restaurant Performance Index appears to be a leading indicator, if a bunch of economists are right. ...[full story]

NRA TO RELEASE 2009 FORECAST FRIDAY
You can catch the NRA's forecast press conference broadcast live on its Web site. ...
[full story]

U.S., WORLDWIDE MACRO FORECASTS DETERIORATE FURTHER
If you're looking for an upbeat holiday dinner, don't invite 48 economists. ...[full story]

A COUPLE MONTHS OLD, BUT STILL GREAT STUFF: FER'S FORECAST FOR 2008, '09
Yes, this might be the only forecast you know that has withstood the turmoil of the past two months. That says something about the core content. ...[full story]

Industry Report Server Products

MANITOWOC NAMES LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Manitowoc/Enodis melding takes shape. ...[full story]

MANITOWOC, FOSTER, PI HONORED BY FCSI
Manufacturer of the Year, Green Award winner and Service Award winner get some recognition. ...[full story]

SERVSAFE FIFTH EDITION HITS THE WEB
Yep, get it online! ...[full story]

YUM! TARGETS 1,175 OVERSEAS OPENINGS
Global sluggishness? What? ...[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; Mike Sherer, senior contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor

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