Richard Berman

Berman and Company

Richard Berman is an NRN contributor and president of Berman and Company, a Washington-based communications firm.

Following food fads can be costly 
Richard Berman on the dangers of "of the moment" fads.
Four pillars of success in restaurants 
Gatti's Pizza chief executive Richard Snead on effective management.
Deflate food-purity claims before they explode 
Richard Berman discusses the importance of stemming misinformation flow.
Industry must stop 'food addiction' attacks 
Richard Berman's take on the dangers of the "food addiction" narrative.
Industry must unite against smear campaigns 
Richard Berman on stopping the spread of misinformation.
Berman on Offense 
Keep your eye on what consumers really care about.
Focus consumer scrutiny on health aspects of fish 
Richard Berman on redirecting the fish/mercury discussion.
Fight unionization efforts by educating your workers 
Operators need to be vigilant about union elections.
Educate yourself on what you’re really supporting 
Berman on Offense: Richard Berman on activist groups' hidden agendas
Push for alcohol detection in cars fueled by falsehoods 
Chances are you’ve heard about the movement to put alcohol detectors in all cars, but hadn’t considered it a top threat. It’s time to move it to the top of your list.

Beware of faulty minumum-wage statistics 
Rick Berman calls for operators to fight back against minimum-wage hikes.
Union problem creeps back onto industry's radar 
Unions are definitely back. In fact, they never went away.

Humane Society activists threaten operators’ rights 
With the slight uptick in the number of people adopting meat-free diets, we’ve also seen an uptick in the die-hard activism of those who aren’t interested in tolerance or middle ground. They want every steakhouse and barbeque joint to serve only tofu — or go out of business.

Anti-salt activists’ message built on shaky science 
Nutrition activists have salt in their sights.
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