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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.


July 2020

Portfolio of new Owned Brands to launch in 2021

Americans are rethinking their grocery shopping behaviors

It's all about lobster rolls and spicy chicken, says Grubhub

A new study from marketing agency Acosta details ways retailers can meet the needs of the new mentally and financially stressed American consumer.

Stuart Aitken, Yael Cosset elevated

Demand for fresh food, frozen food remains high

American Cleaning Institute offers free resource

Amanda Helming to oversee private brand portfolio

Internal emails show sale moved to October

Become founding partners to Black Information Network

740,000 jobs added back

June 2020

Acquires self-driving startup Zoox for $1.2 billion

Teams up with Miranda Lambert on new range

App gets more funding to accelerate growth

Food retailer lauded for digital efforts by Computerworld

Private label e-grocer relaunches

Albertsons Private Equity investors are looking to sell 65 million shares

Will pay employees $15 an hour starting July 5

Teams with Credo Beauty on natural products

Acquires CareZone prescription management app

Happy Returns shows how it's done

Teams with Staples on office, school essentials

Practice sparked outrage amid George Floyd protests

Smart & Final has elevated its executive vice president of operations to the C-suite.

New $225M infusion to accelerate even more growth

Stop & Shop said Wednesday that its previous agreement to buy King Kullen Grocery Co. Inc. is now off.

Reduced demand for holiday merchandise and a lack of traffic at mall stores dinged Dollarama sales during the first quarter.

HanesBrands Inc. has appointed Stephen Bratspies as CEO and board member, effective Aug. 3.

CEO says e-commerce grocery boom will stick

Launching partnership with Instacart

Nabs veteran Walmart fresh food guru for head merchant job

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says the company will commit $100 million over the next five years to create a new center on racial equity. "The murder of George Floyd is tragic, painful and unacceptable," McMillon said.

Warehouse giant's online grocery boom is sticking

Texas chain investing $1 million in racial equality fund

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