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Gina Acosta

Managing 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

December 2018

​​​​​​​Amazon reportedly is going to expand ‘just walk out’ technology to its grocery stores

​​​​​​​The number of Walgreens stores selling Kroger-curated groceries is set to jump

November 2018

Yesway is making a big bet that convenience store shoppers want more private brands.

H-E-B is looking to generate more shopper excitement this fall by selling another reusable shopping bag featuring an iconic photo of singer Selena.

A key retailer of private brands is entering a new stage of leadership.

Retailers and suppliers should be leveraging the new opportunities bubbling up in the private brand wine category

​​​​​​​A new report reveals the extent of losses from self-checkout and identifies practical ways to manage it

​​​​​​​Black Friday and Cyber Monday were the biggest shopping days in its history, Amazon says

Lidl can take advantage of the void left by unwary retailers to conquer the Northeast — and beyond

​​​​​​​Target’s private brand strategy is helping the retailer achieve impressive growth in a challenging retail environment

For a look at what retailers can expect over the next decade, take a peek at what’s going on in Asia, says Neil Stern at Private Label Trade Show

Food retailers and store brand suppliers should be embracing change with startup-style agility, says Jim Wisner at Private Label Trade Show