Julia Russell

Julia Russell edits retail and food and beverage newsletters at SmartBrief and covers industry news for SmartBlog on Food and Beverage. She graduated from the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park and did media research for cloud-based marketing software provider Vocus before joining SmartBrief.

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Pepsi's female-focused snacks, retail news led this week's most-clicked stories
Pepsi's female-focused snacks, retail news led this week's most-clicked stories

From Pepsi's plans for female-focused snacks to moves in food retail, read this week's most-clicked food and beverage stories.

3 ways retailers should be utilizing Instagram, according to COO Marne Levine
3 ways retailers should be utilizing Instagram, according to COO Marne Levine

Following NRF's Big Show, read about three important ways Instagram's COO says retailers should be using the social media platform.

How food, beverage brands are going digital to improve the customer experience
How food, beverage brands are going digital to improve the customer experience

From mobile to AI, find out how four food and beverage brands are using digital technology to improve the customer experience.

Nestle, General Mills, Amazon top this week's most popular food and beverage stories
Nestle, General Mills, Amazon top this week's most popular food and beverage stories

Read this week's list of the most-clicked food and beverage stories from SmartBrief.

Bringing customer communication into the digital age
Bringing customer communication into the digital age

From chatbots to voice technology, read about how food and beverage brands are adapting their communication strategies for today's digital consumers.

Holiday treats, news from In-N-Out drew SmartBrief readers this week
Holiday treats, news from In-N-Out drew SmartBrief readers this week

From holiday candy preferences to In-N-Out's expansion plans, see which stories were most popular among SmartBrief's food and beverage readers this week.

Report: How millennials, service and engagement are trending on social in food and beverage
Report: How millennials, service and engagement are trending on social in food and beverage

A recent report identified millennials, customer service and engagement as major social trends. Find out how they play into SmartBrief's coverage of food and beverage news.

Tech stories drew readers this week
Tech stories drew readers this week

From technology to restaurant news, read this week's 10 most-clicked food and beverage stories.

Pizza chains forge a digital path to millennial diners
Pizza chains forge a digital path to millennial diners

From digital presence to digital convenience, how are pizza chains meeting the demands of millennial diners?

How Panera reinvented its customer experience in a tech-driven world
How Panera reinvented its customer experience in a tech-driven world

Panera exec Mark Berinato talked to attendees at Shop.org about how the chain retooled its customer experience to focus on technology.