Gina Acosta

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Gina Acosta is the Editor-in-Chief for Progressive Grocer. She is obsessed with grocery stores, food retailers, international travel and her favorite place in the world is the 6th Arrondissement of Paris. Gina 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 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 Science 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

11/16/2022

Target Has a Warning for Retailers

Company plans to cut as much as $3B in costs due to 'significant change' in consumer shopping patterns
11/15/2022

Ahold Delhaize USA Names New CEO

The chief of Peapod Digital Labs is slated to take over the top job in April
11/14/2022

Food Retail Leaders Dazzle at Progressive Grocer's 'Grocery Industry Week'

Event celebrating leadership and innovation in grocery draws top executives from Kroger, Albertsons and other food retailers
11/08/2022

Grocery Outlet Names New CEO

Transition comes at time of great momentum for off-price grocer
11/08/2022

Instacart Is Ready for the ‘Groceryssance’

CEO Fidji Simo wants to help grocers build the store of the future
11/07/2022

The Next Evolution of Shipt

CEO Kamau Witherspoon says company is playing its own game in grocery e-commerce — to win
11/07/2022

Blue Apron Still Losing Customers, Revenue

Pioneering meal kit company withdraws target for fiscal 2022
11/02/2022

Kroger-Albertsons Merger Makes Sense Operationally

If deal closes as expected in early 2024, merger would make Kroger a $200B company
10/21/2022

Retail Opportunities in Dairy

MilkPEP CEO Yin Woon Rani talks about milk innovation and sustainability in category
10/14/2022

Why Kroger Is Buying Albertsons

Merged company would have extraordinary scale in the grocery industry