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Gina Acosta

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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. 

Blog posts by this author

April 2019

I used to know what the value proposition of Amazon was. Now I'm not so sure.

March 2019

​​​​​​​Shoptalk and Natural Products Expo West offer glimpses into the future, but what about the present?
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Articles by this author

April 2019

Store Brands’ Managing Editor Gina Acosta reviews retailers’ private brand products. In this edition, Acosta reviews Kroger’s Kettle Cooked Cuban Sandwich Style Potato Chips

Retailer launches autism awareness campaign by personalizing jars of own brand peanut butter

March 2019

PepsiCo veteran replaces Jim Donald after only a few months as CEO

Store Brands Managing Editor Gina Acosta reviews retailers’ private brand products. In this edition, Acosta reviews Trader Joe’s Riced Vegetable Medley

Soon, consumers in Florida might be able to shop online for Kroger's private brands

​​​​​​​Here are the big ideas spurring dramatic CPG innovation 

Grocer's Gil Phipps details Our Brands’ sustainability focus at Shoptalk

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