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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.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

November 2020

Best Buy's long-term COVID strategy turbo-boosted the retailer's same-store sales during the third quarter.  The company, which has been leveraging its physical stores to facilitate higher online sales during the pandemic, rep

Same-day delivery services also grew significantly

Online sales, grocery comps surge in Q3

Differentiated business model grows sales, profit

Been thinking about D&I in the retail and CPG industries? So have we.

Will launch Ulta shops in Target stores

C-store operator acquiring 94 Bucky's stores

October 2020

Helps establish social justice scholarships

Antibody tests conducted using a finger-prick blood sample

Retailer reveals new 3-year turnaround plan

CEO Doug McMillon says "choppy" stock days are here again

Prepared foods now available for delivery via Postmates

Launching one-hour pickup nationwide

Company launching Aldi grocery delivery for SNAP recipients

But new ACSI shows crisis has hit grocery hard

Feature joins lineup of Delivery and Drive Up & Go services

Grocery delivery startup names first chief human resources officer

Raises $200 million in new funding

Shift will mean faster delivery times

Launches exclusive collection with FAO Schwarz

Deal includes the right to buy 5.4M shares

Inaugural 10.10 Shopping Festival comes just before Amazon's Prime Day

Grocer is collaborating with Partnership for a Healthier America

Makes $10B deal with Key Food

Expects massive holiday demand

Launch is retailer's latest health care-focused move

Retailer launches early holiday deals for shoppers

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