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Gina Acosta

Senior Editor

Gina Acosta 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 worked as an assistant editor for The Washington Post for more than 13 years, where she worked with producers to develop integrated opinion content for both the print and Web editions. She has also worked for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, where she served as sports ombudsman and wrote columns.


In 2010 she was awarded the Wharton Fellowship for Business Journalists at 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 taking business courses and teaching journalism.


She has received the Hispanic Media 100 Award, Latina magazine's Latina of Promise 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. 

Articles by this author

September 2019

Workers demanding higher pay, limits to self-checkout lanes

New tools aim to improve sales, pricing and profitability

Southeastern Grocers Hosting Mobile Food Pantries

Grocery chain partners with Feeding America to fight hunger

Report: Online Grocery Market Grows 15%

Americans increasingly attracted to convenience of ecommerce

Kroger Curbside

​​​​​​​Grocer reports higher sales, adjusts 2020 profit forecast

Why Grocers Should Be Targeting Flexitarians

New Packaged Facts report highlights plant-based opportunities

Aldi Simply Nature Organic Hummus

Twenty-three ALDI-exclusive products voted Fan Favorites

Grocers Should Be Looking to Leverage This $20B Opportunity CBD

New Acosta report reveals CBD is more than just a trend

Report: Consumers Want Less Friction, More Synergy at Retail

Retailers should be focused on eliminating pain points along path to purchase

SABER partnership to help consolidate critical information for response decisions

​​​​​​​First-of-its-kind test places plant-based meats within conventional meat department

DisposeRx at pharmacy counters is part of company's opioid misuse prevention efforts

New ReposiTrak offering aims to help grocers combat out-of-stocks

Initiative offers generous rewards and personalized deals, supports local nonprofits

Coveted segment wants more natural, organic and prepared foods

Why Walmart Is So Excited About Grocery Pickup

Increased basket size is one of the main reasons

Option available at 3 stores, 6 distribution centers

How Grocers Can Leverage the $13B Foodservice Opportunity

New FMI report details differentiation strategies

August 2019

​​​​​​​Pharmacy chief Jim Kirby details why retailers should focus on preventive care