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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. 

Blog posts by this author

July 2019

​​​​​​​Grocery retailers should be taking a more digital approach to growing their private brands
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Articles by this author

August 2019

How’s new model for private brands can thrive in the era of online retail

July 2019

Store Brands’ Managing Editor Gina Acosta reviews retailers’ private brand products. In this edition, Acosta reviews Stew Leonard’s Homemade All Natural A La Vodka Sauce

​​​​​​​U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods are up 11%

​​​​​​​Retailers have a chance to leverage new store experience expectations among consumers

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