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Gina Acosta

Senior Editor

Gina Acosta 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 worked as an assistant editor for The Washington Post for more than 13 years, where she worked with producers to develop integrated opinion content for both the print and Web editions. She has also worked for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, where she served as sports ombudsman and wrote columns.


In 2010 she was awarded the Wharton Fellowship for Business Journalists at 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 taking business courses and teaching journalism.


She has received the Hispanic Media 100 Award, Latina magazine's Latina of Promise 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. 

Articles by this author

November 2019

​​​​​​​2020 initiatives include private brand expansion and more CBD

Midwestern state will be home to sixth CFC

Opportunities exist in private brands, "craft" foodservice and plant-based products

​​​​​​​New Deloitte research reveals opportunities in fresh

Retailer racks up another impressive quarter of comp and profit growth

​​​​​​​Grocer unveils new vision of elevated own brand

nga rofda merging

Cooperative to become affiliate of the National Grocers Association

​​​​​​​Grocer reports increases in comps, store openings in Q3

October 2019

Sprouts Farmers market

​​​​​​​Recently installed CEO outlines new operational priorities

Redesigned websites offer customized ecommerce options

Grocery chain will now accept the cards at all locations

New Grocer Aims to Put Clean Label to the Test

​​​​​​​Pure Market launches with ratings on thousands of products based on sustainability, toxicity

Consumers Still Prefer Physical Stores

Report shows that despite popularity of ecommerce, most plan to shop in-store for gifts this holiday season

Latest fiscal report shows company's investments are putting it on a seemingly unstoppable track

Target Holiday Shoppers and Preparations

​​​​​​​Strategy includes Disney shops, loyalty perks and spending $50 million on staffing

How Pod Foods Aims to Redefine Grocery Distribution

​​​​​​​Platform announces bi-coastal expansion to Los Angeles and New York

Dollar General Opens 16,000th Store

Retailer helps Florida community still recovering from Hurricane Michael

​​​​​​​Online grocer has been reportedly losing customers over service problems

Retailer launches innovative format in New Jersey focused on next-gen health care

Online grocery company is gobbling up market share with help from Publix, Costco and Kroger

Distributor bought Supervalu and the banner, along with others, in 2018 for $2.9B

Natural Grocers Launches Meat Rankings

Gold, silver and bronze ratings reflect consumer-friendly criteria

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