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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.


January 2021

Teen allegedly worked in the fuel center

Long Beach, Calif., approves $4 wage increase

Groups urge fast work on vaccine expansion, immigration reform

6 Ways to Win the New Beauty Shopper

Strategies for driving growth amid radically changing consumer behaviors

NRF Reimagines Its Big Show — Again

June event will be virtual instead of live

$55,000 investment will focus on Black enterprises

Rise of the Super Regionals

Lowes Foods President Tim Lowe talks store experience, local innovation and making community connections in some of America’s most competitive markets

Online grocery sales surge 225% in Q3

Top Women in Grocery Nomination

Progressive Grocer is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2021 awards program, which celebrates exceptional women in the industry.

Retailer expanding Black-owned product assortment

U-Haul announces top migration cities in U.S.

Acquires Hu Master Holdings for $340 million

Company transitions to independent contractors in some regions

Grocer is donating $2 million worth of essential supplies to nonprofits

December 2020

Wins Silver Award for marketing innovation

Kroger to hire 1,000 for national effort

Free pickup and delivery until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Company says its front-line workers should be prioritized

It's just the latest sustainability move for grocer

Majority of grocer's footprint to offer service

Company launching health-focused meal kits

Grocer awarding $100,000 to six organizations

2-level store features new design elements and deli/prepared foods configuration

Club retailer posts 17% comp increase for Q1

The Fresco y Más Banner is Riding a Latino Wave of Growth

The Hispanic grocery market has become Southeastern Grocers' secret weapon

Farm-to-table e-grocer accelerates strategic national expansion

E-commerce at the grocer is up 200%

The state had originally wanted a 20% cap

Grocery delivery company teams up with Gabrielle Union and Snoop Dogg on new holiday video

Grocer helps students open a high school grocery store

Grocer raises guidance for full year

New year will be all about wellness and digital fulfillment

Retailer posts impressive sales, updates supply chain policy

Partnership allows retailer to offer same-day delivery in as fast as an hour from nearly all of its stores

Opening 12 more CVS Pharmacy y mas stores

Grocer kicks off food insecurity campaign

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