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Gina Acosta

Executive Editor

Gina is obsessed with grocery stores, food retailers, international travel and her favorite place in the world is the 6th Arrondissement of Paris. She has covered the retail and CPG industries for various business publications since 2014.


Previously she was a writer and editor for the Tampa Bay Times. She served on the editorial board of the Washington Post and as an assistant editor there for more than 13 years. She has also worked for the Hartford Courant, Tallahassee Democrat, and Miami Herald.


In 2010 she was awarded the Wharton Fellowship for Business Journalists, allowing her to study and earn business journalism certification from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In 2006 she was awarded the Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard University, where she spent more than a year studying retail, agribusiness and teaching journalism.


She has received the Hispanic Media 100 Award, Women in Communications Leadership Award, Tallahassee Democrat Award for Newsroom Excellence, Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Intern Award and Hearst Journalism Award. She has also been selected as a fellow by Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Poynter Institute, the Maynard Media Academy and American Society of Newspaper Editors. 


A native of Miami, she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Florida A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa.


When she is not geeking out about grocery and retail news, Gina loves hiking with her Border Collie, Riley, and planning her next trip to Paris. Gina speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian and is trying really hard to learn French.


February 2021

Company narrowed its loss to $12 million

Will pay $100 to employees who get vaccinated

Retailer teams up with Japan's largest grocery chain

Asha Sharma will oversee the Instacart Marketplace

Names actress Tracee Ellis Ross as D&I adviser

Dorn Wenninger has been named SVP of produce

American Express, Resy, Cointreau launch efforts

January 2021

Will sell space at checkouts, events

Six new members to serve until 2023

Surveys show shoppers not in a hurry to return to stores

Retailer installs wind turbine at warehouse

Will shut down its 128 stores by March

Joe Cavaliere will lead global innerwear division

Union says its members are being targeted

Long Beach, Calif., approves $4 wage increase

Teen allegedly worked in the fuel center

Groups urge fast work on vaccine expansion, immigration reform

June event will be virtual instead of live

Retailer aims to raise $816 million

Online grocery sales surge 225% in Q3

Fewer security guards, more Black-owned brands and new protocols

She will lead retailer's digital health strategy

U-Haul announces top migration cities in U.S.

Retailer expanding Black-owned product assortment

Acquires Hu Master Holdings for $340 million

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