Foodservice Equipment Reports Fortnightly

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December 16, 2008

Economic Report:
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The NAFEM Show '09
NRA Index Inches Up In October
Commercial Foodservice As Leading Or Current Indicator?
NRA To Release 2009 Forecast Friday
U.S., Worldwide Macro Forecasts Deteriorate Further
A Couple Months Old, But Still Great Stuff: FER's Forecasts For 2008, '09

Regulatory Report:
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Manitowoc Foodservice
EECC '30% Solution' Falls Short, But Efficiency Codes Tighten
Court Ruling Could Mean Higher Energy Prices
Westchester Weighs In On Calorie Counts—It's A Yes
Rome, Ga., Hikes Water, Sewer, Landfill Fees

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In This Section:
Manitowoc Names Leadership Team
Manitowoc, Foster, Pi Honored By FCSI
ServSafe Fifth Edition Hits The Web
Yum! Targets 1,175 Overseas Openings

This issue's Economic ReportSponsor: The NAFEM Show '09
Regulatory ReportSponsor: Manitowoc Foodservice

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Manitowoc Names Leadership Team
Following its $2.7 billion purchase last year of Enodis plc, the Manitowoc Co. has announced a new leadership team.

Leading Manitowoc Foodservice is Pres. Mike Kachmer, supported by Dave Mosteller as business development v.p., Dave Wrench as CFO, Rick Caron as chief technology officer, Dean Landeche as marketing v.p. and Paul Boggs as manufacturing v.p.

Bob Nerbonne has been named group president Americas, overseeing Enodis' foodservice equipment companies and its American, Canadian and Latin American commercial teams.

Steve Beck has been tapped as national and global accounts president, while Phil Dei Dolori will continue as group managing director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. And Dan Brandl and Mike Hicks have been chosen to serve as co-leaders in integrating the two companies.

Manitowoc is based in Manitowoc, Wis.


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Manitowoc, Foster, Pi Honored By FCSI
Manitowoc Foodservice Group, Foster Refrigerator/ITW and FCSI member Clara Pi were all honored during the Foodservice Consultants Society Int'l.'s annual Worldwide Conference in Beijing last October.

Manitowoc took home the award for Manufacturer of the Year. The Manitowoc, Wis.-based maker of ice, refrigeration and beverage equipment was chosen by a panel of FCSI members from among a record 15 entries for its trend-setting products that serve a significant industry need.

Foster Refrigerator, of Windsor, Berkshire, England, was honored with the Green Award for company-wide initiatives that have led to cost- and energy-efficient products.

And Pi, of the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong, was honored with the Service Award for the many roles she has played within the organization. She serves on the FCSI Worldwide board of directors representing the Asia-Pacific Div. and chaired the Beijing conference.

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ServSafe Fifth Edition Hits The Web
The fifth edition of the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe Manager Course is now available online.

The course, which helps restaurant managers prepare for certification, features an updated design that lets users intuitively navigate the material at their own pace. Also of note are activities based on real-life situations and a revised 60-question review test written in the same style as the actual certification exam. Material is based on the 2007 Supplement to the 2005 FDA Food Code.

The online course is available in both English and Spanish.

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Yum! Targets 1,175 Overseas Openings
Yum! Brands, Louisville, Ky., is on track to open 1,175 stores in China and other international markets in 2009, according to the company's Sept. 6, 2008, third-quarter report.

Yum!'s China Div. continues to focus on expanding the KFC and Pizza Hut brands in existing markets while also testing Pizza Hut Home Service and Yum!'s Chinese concept, East Dawning. Yum! expects its operating profit in mainland China to advance by 20% annually, driven by at least 425 new restaurants per year on an ongoing basis.

Yum!'s Int'l. Div., which does not include China, will continue building in existing markets and expanding into new ones, including Africa, France, India, Russia and Vietnam. The company expects to open 750 international stores per year on an ongoing basis and record a 10% annual boost in operating profits as a result.

Yum! operates more than 35,000 restaurants in 110 countries and territories.

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