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.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

02/01/2021

C-store Retailers Wary of More Pitfalls in 2021

COVID, labor difficulties and declining foot traffic are chief among their concerns.
02/04/2021

Like It or Not, Retailers Are Becoming Technology Companies

Improving the customer experience is driving the top tech trends in the c-store industry.
01/21/2021

Retail Industry Experts View 2021 With Caution & Optimism

Virtual NRF Show kicks off with economic outlooks from leading pundits and retailers.
01/07/2021

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.
01/06/2021

Hope for the Best; Prepare for the Worst

After last year, the industry should be ready for anything in 2021.
12/15/2020

Study: Omnichannel Amenities Will Staunch C-store Traffic Declines

Joint university study also finds that targeting millennials and their children can pay off.
11/30/2020

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

Exclusive Convenience Store News research studies pandemic-related shifts in the industry.
11/17/2020

Retailer Executive of the Year Sets Example for Future Leaders

Darren Rebelez is pushing all the right buttons at Casey’s.
10/30/2020

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.
10/30/2020

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.