Julia Russell

Julia Russell is SmartBrief's custom content editor covering the retail, media and technology industries. She has been with SmartBrief since 2012 and has also covered food and beverage, telecom and fintech. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

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Scalable tech, reaching shoppers and a tight labor market
Scalable tech, reaching shoppers and a tight labor market

From scalable tech tools to engaging with shoppers, read SmartBrief's retail editor's take on the latest trends in the news.

3 themes to take from Retail’s Big Show into 2019
3 themes to take from Retail’s Big Show into 2019

From keynote addresses, to educational sessions, to the EXPO floor, read about three of the biggest takeaways from NRF 2019: Retail's Big Show.

Quarterly recap: most-clicked retail stories
Quarterly recap: most-clicked retail stories

Read about the biggest news and trends from SmartBrief's Q3 coverage of the retail industry.

How retailers can fill in the gaps of today’s customer experience
How retailers can fill in the gaps of today’s customer experience

Consumers have a lot of demands in today's digital shopping environment, but sometimes meeting them is easier said than done. Where does that leave retailers? A new report from SmartBrief found out.

Quarterly recap: Q2’s top retail news and trends from SmartBrief
Quarterly recap: Q2’s top retail news and trends from SmartBrief

Read about the biggest news and trends from SmartBrief's Q2 coverage of the retail industry.

Exterior of the Amazon Go store
Exterior of the Amazon Go store

Read about the biggest news and trends from SmartBrief's Q1 coverage of the retail industry.

Achieving the next level of loyalty in food
Achieving the next level of loyalty in food

As the consumer landscape continues to shift and evolve, how will food retailers and restaurants move into the next generation of loyalty?

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.