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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

Rule goes into effect on July 22

Here's America's Top Pandemic Grocers

Food & Wine ranks best performers during crisis

U.K. e-comm phenom's retail profit doubles

Beef Prices Lead Spike in Food Costs

Largest rise for Consumer Price Index since 2012

The New Sustainable Workforce

Best practices for the age of corporate social justice

3,000-solar panel array to power La Habra Bakery

OnePoll study shows consumers frustrated by out-of-stocks and sanitation practices

Acosta research details mental, financial toll of pandemic

Grubhub details food trends for COVID-19 age

Grocery Sales Lift Costco in June

Demand for fresh and frozen foods, liquor remains high

It's time to rethink fixtures and facilities

Names new chief merchant, marketing executives

Instacart purchases integrated into app

American Cleaning Institute offers free resource

Program moving to Emerge Network

New CMO tasked with growing Brands+ portfolio

June 2020

Shuttering some dine-in restaurants and focusing on e-commerce

How to Be a Post-Pandemic Grocer

Future of food retailing requires increased vigilance around food safety andsanitation to deliver a next-generation store experience

Acquires self-driving startup Zoox for $1.2 billion

Says Q2 sales 'well ahead of expectations'

Tech efforts lauded by Computerworld

Why Transparency Matters More Than Ever

New FMI report details opportunities for grocers

Say Hello (Again) to Brandless

Private label e-grocer relaunches

Retailer launching NAACP initiative, retraining for workers

Move follows petition, local ordinances

Pandemic pantry loaders boost Q1 earnings

Grocer looking to sell more than 65 million shares in IPO

Retailer makes good on 2017 pay pledge

Acquires CareZone prescription management app

The 2020 Top Women in Grocery: Trailblazer Susan Morris

Susan Morris with Albertsons Cos. honored

Instacart Teams Up With Northgate Gonzalez Market

Launches same-day grocery delivery

The 2020 Top Women in Grocery: Trailblazer Judi Kletz

Judi Kletz from Procter & Gamble honored

New Acosta research shows long term trends

New $225M infusion to accelerate even more growth

Practice sparked outrage amid George Floyd protests

Ex-Kroger Exec Named COO at Smart & Final

EVP of Operations Scott Drew is promoted

Will accept used beverage containers with conditions

COVID-19 restrictions ding sales of Easter merchandise

CEO says e-commerce grocery boom will stick

Launching platform to help retailers fund natural refrigeration programs

Nabs veteran Walmart fresh food guru

Retailer launching partnership with Instacart

Walmart Commits $100M to Racial Equality Efforts

Will create a new center on racial equality

Costco E-Commerce Sales Up 108% in May

Warehouse giant's online grocery boom is sticking

H-E-B Takes a Stand for George Floyd

Texas chain investing $1 million in racial equality fund

Blue Apron Readies for a Rebound

Teams up with chef to leverage new meal kit demand

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