About the Food and Beverage Team

SmartBrief’s Food & Beverage SmartBlog is designed to act as a forum for restaurant managers and foodservice professionals, retail operators, CPG manufacturers, food and beverage marketers and anyone in the food and beverage world to discuss all matters related to the food industry. Visit us for insight on best practices, tips, trends and stories straight from the industry.

We look forward to your participation in this collaboration.

Our Staff:

Amy Sung  Senior Editor
Amy Sung has over nine years of experience in editorial, creating and editing content for both B2B and consumer outlets. Prior to joining SmartBrief as senior food & beverage editor, she spent five years writing and editing for Supermarket News, was senior editor for Spafinder Wellness, and has freelanced for QSR Magazine, FSR Magazine (formerly Restaurant Management Magazine), Bon Appetit, The Hartman Group, Serious Eats, Every Day With Rachael Ray, The Knot, New York Press, Seattle Weekly, iVillage.com and more. She graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash.

Tricia Smith — Editor
Tricia Smith edits food, beverage and CPG briefs and manages SmartBlog on Food & Beverage. A former intern and writer at SmartBrief, she graduated from the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park. You can follow her on Twitter @SB_Food.

Julia Russell — Associate Editor
Julia Russell edits retail newsletters. She graduated from the Philip Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park and conducted media research for cloud-based marketing software provider Vocus before joining SmartBrief.

Janet Forgrieve — Writer
Janet Forgrieve is a SmartBrief writer who covers restaurant and retail briefs. A former business journalist, Janet spent several years covering the restaurant and retail industries for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida and spent six years covering business at The Tampa Tribune.