Don Longo

Editorial Director Emeritus
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Don Longo is Editorial Director Emeritus of Convenience Store News. He joined the brand in 2005. With the highest recognition of any c-store industry media journalist, Don has given presentations to business groups throughout the U.S., Europe and South America, appeared as a guest on Fox Business News and National Public Radio, and is a highly sought source for major consumer and business news.



A Show Like No Other

The NACS Show’s return is just what the industry needed.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fuelco Differentiates From the Pack With Foodsmart Store Concept

The New York retailer aims to stand out with healthier products and lower-priced fuel.

Hall of Fame Is Back

Is it heaven? No, it’s Iowa.

C-stores Moving to Forefront of Business Innovation

Convenience retailers are evolving successfully to meet the post-pandemic future.

Meet the 2021 Foodservice Innovators Awards Winners

Rutter's leads this year's roster of five honorees that are raising the bar on convenience foodservice.

Why Family Express Is the 2021 Foodservice Innovator to Watch

Through a new pilot, customers can order fresh, made-to-order food from the retailer's Cravin's menu at the gas pump or car wash.

Why 7-Eleven Is the 2021 Cold & Frozen Beverages Innovator of the Year

Not only did the retailer introduce new flavors, but it also debuted a stay-cold cup.

Why Circle K Is the 2021 Hot Beverages Innovator of the Year

New sustainably sourced coffee blends are available through bean-to-cup machines in both hot and iced versions.

Why The Spinx Co. Is the 2021 Prepared Foods Innovator of the Year

The retailer satisfied the call for more prepared food items with minimal touchpoints.

Why Rutter's Is the 2021 Foodservice Innovator of the Year

The retailer was lauded for how it adjusted its menu due to the pandemic, and its approach to marketing its offerings to consumers digitally.