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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.


March 2020

Here's How Much More Meat Americans Are Buying

Sales are surging as Americans hunker down at home

Amazon Begins Temperature Checks at Warehouses

At least 17 workers reportedly have COVID-19

Innovative packaging manufacturer Placon is scaling up production to help get plastic face shields to workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The company, which designs and manufactures plastic packaging for med

Bringoz offering logistics platform to retailers for free

Drug chain moves quickly to respond to COVID-19 demand

Grocers, Meet Your New Competitors

Restaurants, other entities enter grocery business

How Walmart Is Helping Suppliers During the Pandemic

Moves to speed up the on-boarding process

Retailer will cover hospitalizations, testing and treatment

​​​​​​​Retailer scaling back investments to focus on response to pandemic

Instacart Is Going on a Massive Hiring Spree

Pandemic-related demand prompts 300,000 new job openings

Amazon Rallies Its Troops to Fight COVID-19

​​​​​​​Retailer hiring 100,000 to aid new ecommerce strategy

Grocer will pay bonuses, expand sick leave

Retailers go on hiring, spending spree amid sales crush

How Grocers Can Fill Vacancies Now

Miami grocer to hire restaurant workers

Retailer names new chief merchandising, customer officers

Group asks for national guidance on 'essential retail'

Asian Grocer Leverages Outbreak Opportunity

iFresh acquires majority stake in protective mask company

NRF Urges White House to Bail Out Retailers

Letter asks for loans, payroll assistance during COVID-19 crisis

Retailer acquires Innovel to boost last-mile efficiencies

Kroger Ramps Up Hiring, Philanthropy During Pandemic

2 workers in Colorado and Washington state test positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus Sales a Bright Spot for UNFI

Details hottest selling categories in Q2 report

How Coronavirus Is Changing Grocery

​​​​​​​Labor, other operational policies revamped

Tom Swanson becomes EVP

99 Cents Only Stores Has a New CEO

Plans to build on core grocery strengths and differentiate offering in the marketplace

Grocer's IPO prospectus details framework for strategic growth

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Throngs of shoppers buying staples boost Q2 earnings

Recommendations for retail, wholesale and food industries

Retailer meets profit and earnings guidance in Q4

Kroger Grocery Teaser

Reports solid sales, profits in fourth quarter

Labor, Tariff Costs Pressure Dollar Tree Q4

Posts stronger-than-expected earnings but disappointing comps

Grocery Pickup, Smaller Stores a Priority for Target

​​​​​​​Reports better than expected Q4 earnings

Publix Keeps Setting Sales, Profit Records

2019 was another banner year for Florida grocer

Big-box retailer teams up with Boar's Head on innovative deli program

Fresh Perspective on Fresh

Leaders from FMI, Walmart, Target and Ahold Delhaize gather at Southeast Produce Council show to ponder future of produce

Grocery Innovator Joe Coulombe Dies at 89

His Trader Joe's stores still thrive despite no ecommerce, no loyalty cards and no sales

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