Gina Acosta

Editor-in-Chief
Send a Message

Author Profile

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

03/14/2023

Top 10 Expo West Food Trends for Grocers

It may be time to stock shelves with more mycelium, nootropic and Certified B products
03/13/2023

Kroger's Roadmap for Driving Plant-Based Sales

It's all about solving the unmet needs of the shopper
03/15/2023

How E-Grocers Are Setting the Pace of Change in Grocery

Misfits Market and Weee! successfully persuade shoppers that buying their groceries online is the way to go in any economic environment
03/10/2023

Expo West Live: Inflation-Proof Categories Driving Sales for Grocers

Natural and organic products projected to exceed $300B in 2023
03/07/2023

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Amazing

Grocers deserve more appreciation and recognition for their work
02/27/2023

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Publix's Mission to Fight Food Insecurity

CEO Todd Jones details efforts to put more meals on American tables during company's 1st Hunger Summit
02/13/2023

Exploring ALDI's Unlimited Success With Limited Assortments

The fastest-growing U.S. grocer offers a value proposition shoppers can’t resist
02/09/2023

EXCLUSIVE: 5 Food Trends From UNFI's Selling Show

The hottest categories in grocery now
01/25/2023

6 Business Imperatives for Grocers in 2023

Learnings from the retail industry’s biggest trade events — CES, NRF and FMI Midwinter
01/20/2023

How Target Wins With Culture

At NRF, senior execs discuss inclusivity, community and caring