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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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.

Innovation, new products were on the menu this week
Innovation, new products were on the menu this week

Readers clicked on stories about innovation and new food and beverage products this week. Read the full top 10 list.

Incorporating big data into the beverage business
Incorporating big data into the beverage business

Big data and analytics have become an integral part of the beverage business. How are retailers, restaurants and CPGs collecting and using consumer data to track beverage trends?

Chobani, siggi’s take their branding beyond yogurt
Chobani, siggi’s take their branding beyond yogurt

Chobani and siggi's have built their success on more than just the yogurt they sell. Read more about how.

Top 10: Post's startup mindset, executive moves drew food and beverage readers this week
Top 10: Post's startup mindset, executive moves drew food and beverage readers this week

From Post's startup metality to major executive moves, see what stories readers clicked on this week.