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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

January 2020

How Instacart Plans to Solve Grocers' Foodservice Problems

New Meals product powers easy ordering, delivery and pickup of made-to-order food from grocers

Kroger Poised to Expand Northeast Footprint

Frederick, Md., is the latest location for a Kroger-Ocado fulfillment center

Why grocers should be making plans to attend trade show in Barcelona

Central Division President Pam Matthews announces retirement

Walmart, Kroger Earn Top Scores on Corporate Equality

Ahold Delhaize USA also earns perfect 100 on workplace protections

It's Smooth Sailing for Shipt

Signs up Office Depot in latest grab of delivery share

Kroger Opening Another Digital Innovation Lab

Teams up with Northern Kentucky University

A $1.4T Opportunity for Food Retailers

Grocers should be aggressively leveraging Americans' love of dining out

Why Grocers Need a 'Netflix and Chill' Strategy

New release from Ben & Jerry's illustrates opportunity

Target Keeps Growing Grocery Sales

But retailer reports weak sales of toys and electronics during holidays

Basics is focused on local food and gourmet culinary experiences

Initial public offering could value company at around $19B

Company doubles down on click-and-collect in a big way

"Competitive market" cited as main reason for closures

Shelf-scanning robots coming to 650 more U.S. stores by the end of the summer

Blackhawk Network details how emerging payments, the cash customer and retail trends are combining

Grocer adding coupons, personalization and online grocery to online products

Why Grocers Should Care About Panera's Bold Move

Company plans to remove meat from half its menu to appeal to plant-based diners

The Indianapolis-based grocery chain filed for bankruptcy in May 2017

Top Women in Grocery Nomination

All segments of the food and food retail industries are eligible to enter

Amazon Makes Shopping for Big Brands Even Easier

Partners with RB on auto replenishment technologies for Enfamil, Finish, Air Wick and other brands

Top Women in Grocery Nomination

Nominations for 2020 are now open. Nominations are now open for Progressive Grocer’s 2020 Top Women in Grocery industry awards program, which recognizes the integral role women play across all segments of the North American food re

Brookshire Grocery Co., Weis Markets Partner With Mercatus

Grocers to leverage personalization solution to delight online shoppers

Longtime retail executive comes from The Michaels Cos.

Move bolsters West Coast presence with the acquisition of 2 food companies

Albertsons Teaser

Private label and ecommerce both set sales records during the quarter

Initiative include fundraising and career opportunities for the JJOA network

L'Oreal Shakes Up the Grocery Beauty Aisle

New device will create customized lipstick, foundation and more at home

Inside the New Stew Leonard's, a Master of Fresh

Grocer's Paramus, N.J., store is paved with perishables, private brands and a "Disney-esque" shopping experience

Workforce 2020: A Sneak Peek at the Future of Labor in the Grocery Industry

Recruitment, retention, training and diversity at the forefront

Save A Lot Gets $138M Capital Infusion

Agreement with lenders to support acceleration of business transformation plan

Grocer launches new assortment and promotion in January

Green Aisle Grocery Shutting Down

Owners of the independent grocer will close both locations at the end of January

December 2019

Toughest data privacy law in the U.S. goes into effect on Jan. 1

Kroger, Walmart, Trader Joe's and others pull products after listeria outbreak

Louisiana grocery chain to reorganize and continue operations

Grocer hosting store events featuring Whole30 program

Grocery delivery jumps 80% during "record-breaking" holiday season

Company veteran to lead next phase of transformation

A New Era for Whole Foods Market

​​​​​​​CMO says retailer must “go beyond organics”

Another Very Merry Christmas for Meijer Shoppers

Retailer gifts hundreds with $1,000 shopping sprees

FMI Urges Congress to Fix 'Retail Glitch'

Group wants to fix technical error in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Shoppers can now renew their vehicle registrations in-store

Italian grocery chain to open its first Silicon Valley location

Here's What Amazon's New Grocery Store Looks Like

New store in Southern California to open in February

Kroger Expands Partnership With Walgreens

New GPO aims to deliver cost savings and other efficiencies across several sourcing categories

Dollar Tree to Ring in 2020 With New Leadership

Discounter shakes up C-suite as it aims to improve performance

Regenerative agriculture, brain-hacking nutrients and more are expected to gain ground in the new year

Discounter reports higher profit, sales in Q3

North Florida natural food retailer experiencing mounting debt, declining sales

Same-store sales, revenue still up in 1st quarter

Grocers Capitalize on The New Meat Revolution

For all the buzz about plant-based products, real opportunity lies in value-added meats

GrubMarket Accelerates Grocery Delivery Expansion

Acquires organic ecommerce service based in the Midwest

The Fresh Market Is Reinventing the Center Store

Grocer focused on curation, innovation and private label in 2020

Cyber Monday sales topped $9.2 billion, and Amazon accounted for a large percentage of the gain

OpenTable survey reveals key insights for grocers

Grocer teams up with ClusterTruck to deliver prepared food from dark kitchens

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