Gina Acosta

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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

06/22/2023

Walmart Accelerates Regenerative Strategy

Company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Bentonville, Ark., sparks change
06/21/2023

EXCLUSIVE: Q&A With New Bashas' President Steve Mayer

He talks about new role, the company's new Support Center, and the state of grocery retailing now
06/15/2023

Bashas' Names New President

Company also christens new headquarters in Arizona
06/16/2023

EXCLUSIVE: Grocery Pricing and Promotions for Uncertain Times

How Raley's Supermarkets is staying ahead of fast-changing consumer behavior
06/15/2023

EXCLUSIVE: What Grocers Need to Know About Stock-Up Trips

Online channel taking more share as industry fragments
06/13/2023

The Most Innovative Products at IDDBA Show 2023

Smaller portions, innovative flavors and convenience rule the day
06/12/2023

Why Cash-Strapped Shoppers Still Want Brioche

How elevated bread maker St. Pierre is helping retailers increase sales to shoppers looking for indulgence
06/06/2023

LIVE FROM IDDBA 2023: The 8 Biggest Trends in Grocery

Labor constraints, rightsizing portions and technology are key themes
06/15/2023

Unilever Global President Named 2023 Top Women in Grocery Trailblazer

Food business guru Hanneke Faber talks about how she lives by the motto 'Do well by doing good'
06/15/2023

Hy-Vee President Named 2023 Top Women in Grocery Trailblazer

Donna Tweeten, the grocer's highest-ranking woman executive, details the value of leading with grace and compassion