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December 21, 2004








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Regulatory ReportSponsored by APW Wyott Innovations

TUCSON TESTS LOW-FLOW NOZZLES
The thing about the desert is it’s so darn … dry. ... [full story]

FOUR STATES AND D.C. MULL MENU NUTRITION LABELS
Does this plate make me look fat? ... [full story]

A/C EFFICIENCY STANDARDS TO LIMIT PATCHWORK REGS
In a win-win-win agreement, air conditioner manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates... [full story]

NEWPORT BEACH REQUIRES NEW FOG FEE
No more "sliding" on grease effluent. ... [full story]

SOUTH CAROLINA TO ADOPT ICC CODES
South Carolina starts the new year with an updated building code. ... [full story]

Economic ReportSponsored by ES3

PUBLIC E&S COMPANIES MAINTAIN STRONG GROWTH
Revenues grew a whopping 14.3% in the third quarter. ...[full story]

NRA FORECASTS A YEAR OF ‘SOLID’ REAL GROWTH IN 2005
Look for real growth of 2.1%, the group’s Restaurant Industry Forecast says. ...[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS HOLD GDP FORECAST AT 3.5% REAL
The experts stand pat for the third straight month. ... [full story]

FEDERAL RESERVE RAISES KEY INTEREST RATE AS EXPECTED
That makes it five quarter-points in five months. … [full story]

Industry ReportSponsored by Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

HOBART DEBUTS INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR DEALERS
Hobart breaks ranks to move to activity-based incentives. ... [full story]

NEW PURCHASING GROUP LAUNCHES IN JANUARY
Check out Cooperative Purchasing Services LLC, opening for business on Jan. 1. ... [full story]

SECOND VALVE RECALL FROM ROBERTSHAW
Robertshaw’s 7000-series gas valves join its TC-11s for recall. ... [full story]

DI FOODSERVICE UNVEILS REP ADVISORY COUNCIL
Reps’ feedback, always crucial, now has a formal forum. ... [full story]

MAFSI ROADSHOWS—COMING YOUR WAY
Want to learn about AutoQuotes or the KCL CADalog?... [full story]

NEW FACES IN HIGH PLACES
Executive parking spaces are getting repainted at Boelter Cos., Hatco Corp., Master-Bilt and Win-Holt. ... [full story]

BOBBY COX BUYS SCHLOTZSKY’S
Schlotzsky’s, the sub sandwich concept with the hard-to-spell name, will enter the new year under new ownership. ... [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;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Allison Clark, associate editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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