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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

September 2020

Track CPG channel shifts for seven geographies, plus e-commerce

Opens first of many DSW shops

Unveils initiatives for Hispanic Heritage Month

Scan & Go Fuel to roll out nationwide by end of 2020

New Catalina research shows hottest categories

E-comm giant eyes share of $3B luxury market

Agribusiness, grocery now best viewed of 25 U.S. business sectors

Will publish reports twice a year

Will increase number of Black employees by 20%

Pandemic shoppers embracing physical and digital offerings

Retailer relaunching Pet Appreciation Week events

Makes Election Day a worker holiday

Companies will share building space in California location

Service to deliver groceries from more than 7,000 7-Eleven stores

Grocer launches new promotions partnership

E-grocer becomes exclusive retailer for brand's new products

KJ's, Lowes banners to expand footprint

Opens first permanent online-only store

Predicts key trends through rest of year

August 2020

Concept called Main Streat features six restaurants

While pandemic shuttered stores, it also boosted digital sales

Taking 'farmers' off the banner

Launching AI-enabled health service called Halo

Where high service and low prices meet the future

CEO of CDW, ex-EVP of CVS join

Same-day delivery launched from Vitamin Shoppe

Will host first ever digital wellness conference

Ramping up same-day grocery delivery in Northeast

But there's evidence sales are rebounding

Michael Diamond served as CFO for Pizza Hut's U.S. market

Curbside pickup sales up 734%

Renews multi-year agreement with Revionics

Leveraging AI to reduce food waste, increase profits

HomeGoods sees 20% same-store sales bump

CEO tells customers 'Call me on my cell!'

Donated $63.6 million in 2019

Retailer posts another strong fiscal quarter

Launching digital workshop programs

Creates VP of policy and government affairs role

Expenses also up during the quarter

Grocer wins tech company of the year award

Company buys former Barnes & Noble building on 1.5 acres

Natural Grocers posts impressive Q3 on eve of anniversary

Will finance Summit Academy expansion in Minneapolis

Same-store sales jump 15.7%

Installs hydroponic farm at a store in Lakeland

Marathon to get $21 billion in 3,900-store deal

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