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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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?

Amazon, AI and customer experience: Tech trends from Shop.org 2017
Amazon, AI and customer experience: Tech trends from Shop.org 2017

From Amazon, to AI, to customer experience, read about the trends from Shop.org 2017.

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.

Top 10: Stories about dairy topped this week's most popular food and beverage news
Top 10: Stories about dairy topped this week's most popular food and beverage news

News about dairy drew interest from readers this week. Find out what else made the top 10 in food and beverage news.

Loyalty, relationships drive consumers in the experience economy
Loyalty, relationships drive consumers in the experience economy

Read about how restaurants and retailers are tapping into consumers' desires for experiences and bringing experiential retail into their establishments.

FMI report: Looking into the future of retail health and wellness
FMI report: Looking into the future of retail health and wellness

Explore the current state of health and wellness in food retail and emerging trends through data from FMI's most recent report.

Seeking out the path to CPG's omnichannel future
Seeking out the path to CPG's omnichannel future

How are CPG brands catering to today's connected consumer, and how can they take the next step in digital?

Grocery competition, Campbell and Breyers were hot topics this week
Grocery competition, Campbell and Breyers were hot topics this week

Read this week's list of top-clicked food and beverage stories, from competition on the grocery front to news from Campbell and Breyers.

Top 10: Amazon, mayo and Mars drew readers this week
Top 10: Amazon, mayo and Mars drew readers this week

From Amazon's premium food label to mayonnaise on the grill, see what news stories SmartBrief readers clicked on this week.

Brushing up on the evolution of digital food shopping
Brushing up on the evolution of digital food shopping

FMI and Nielsen teamed up to report on the state of digital retail in the grocery industry. Find out how SmartBrief's coverage has kept up with the report's findings.