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.



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.

Study: Omnichannel Amenities Will Staunch C-store Traffic Declines

Joint university study also finds that targeting millennials and their children can pay off.

More Than Half of Consumers Are Shopping C-stores Less During Pandemic

Exclusive Convenience Store News research studies pandemic-related shifts in the industry.

Retailer Executive of the Year Sets Example for Future Leaders

Darren Rebelez is pushing all the right buttons at Casey’s.

Meet the 2020 Foodservice Innovators Awards Winners

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

Why Enmarket Is the 2020 Foodservice Innovator to Watch

The retailer's "Store of the Future" prototype features The Eatery, Mooz frozen yogurt, and bean-to-cup coffee.