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.



Half of Consumers Say Pandemic Has Permanently Changed Their Shopping Habits

New AlixPartners study shows health and environmental concerns have grown in importance.

The C-store Growth Chain of the Decade Is…

Casey’s General Stores has made Convenience Store News’ Top 20 Growth Chains list every year.

A Simple Formula to Achieve Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Dr. Jermaine Davis discussed how to lead with an inclusive lens at the 2021 Convenience Distribution Marketplace Virtual event.

C-store Traffic Remains Low, But Convenience Is Still King

AlixPartners’ 2021 industry study cites loyalty programs and delivery as keys to winning this year.

What to Expect From Biden Presidency

Convenience store industry should brace for sweeping climate change, labor regulations.

C-store Retailers Wary of More Pitfalls in 2021

COVID, labor difficulties and declining foot traffic are chief among their concerns.

Like It or Not, Retailers Are Becoming Technology Companies

Improving the customer experience is driving the top tech trends in the c-store industry.

Retail Industry Experts View 2021 With Caution & Optimism

Virtual NRF Show kicks off with economic outlooks from leading pundits and retailers.

Convenience Distributors Find Some Sales Growth Amidst Pandemic 

The industry’s top wholesalers saw average sales increase a little more than 2 percent in 2020.

Hope for the Best; Prepare for the Worst

After last year, the industry should be ready for anything in 2021.