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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 washingtonpost.com 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. 

Blog posts by this author

February 2019

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Whole Foods Market has turned around in large part due to discounts and store brands

January 2019

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Latest promotional campaign from Gillette offers lessons for private brands
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02
My first flat-screen television came from Sears. When I needed a new PlayStation in the early 2000s, I went to Kmart, not Walmart.

Articles by this author

February 2019

For all the buzz about plant-based substitutes, consumers are eating more prepackaged fresh meats, which poses opportunity for private brands

January 2019

Store Brands’ managing editor Gina Acosta reviews retailers’ private brand products. In this edition, Acosta critiques Cocoa-Hazelnut Filled Churros from Sprouts Farmers Market

​​​​​​​Retailer publishes list of shoppers’ favorite own brand products

The mass retailer’s newest line features “body positive” swimwear for all sizes

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