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Bans To Ban Toy Bans

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Here’s a new one: Legislation to ban legislation. Last year’s San Francisco ban on toys in Happy Meals (and other children-directed fare) has prompted politicians…

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Massachusetts Allergy Law Takes Effect

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A first of its kind state law took effect last October in Massachusetts. It requires restaurants to post notices on their menus, asking customers to…

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Interior Design Regulation Heats Up

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Legislation that would inhibit foodservice equipment dealers and others from practicing, or in some cases bidding on, interior design work continues to land in state…

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Oh, But Foodservice Is Such A Big Market

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We don’t often report data on eating- and drinking-place sales, which come monthly from the U.S. Census Bureau, in part because they can be a…

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Food Prices Post Huge Gains In February

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Food prices at the wholesale level leaped 4% in February, the largest monthly increase in 36 years, according to the National Restaurant Association. It was…

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More Manufacturers Raising E&S Prices, AutoQuotes Data Shows

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With strong recent price run-ups in steel and other materials commonly used in foodservice equipment and supplies, it appears E&S manufacturers are becoming somewhat more…

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Heard In The Aisles At Internorga: European Market Is Recovering, Too, Though Not Everywhere

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The European foodservice market is also beginning to recover, including capital spending for equipment and supplies, according to manufacturers and others we spoke with at…

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Revenues For Public E&S Companies Rose 9.7% Fourth Quarter 2010, Up 4.2% For Year

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Another strong quarter was posted by the publicly traded foodservice equipment and supplies companies at the end of last year. Blended sales for five equipment-oriented…

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SINGER HOSTS TWO-DAY TRADE SHOW

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This weekend marks Singer Equipment Co.’s 24th annual trade show at its Elverson, Pa., headquarters. The March 27-28 event includes more than 200 manufacturers showcasing…

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FOUR MANUFACTURERS EARN ENERGY STAR AWARDS

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It’s bigger than a gold star, it’s Energy Star. Although the complete list of winners won’t be announced until April, at least four foodservice equipment…

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