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

10/30/2020

Why Kwik Trip Is the 2020 Cold & Frozen Beverages Innovator of the Year

Guests can customize their drink category, flavor and cup size via the Fresh Blends smoothie machine.
10/30/2020

Why Kwik Chek Is the 2020 Prepared Foods Innovator of the Year

Judges applauded the retailer's craveable, innovative family meal deals.
10/30/2020

Why 7-Eleven Is the 2020 Hot Beverages Innovator of the Year

The c-store operator launched a new dispensed beverage platform this spring.
10/30/2020

Why Circle K Is the 2020 Foodservice Innovator of the Year

Judges lauded the retailer for its successful rollout of the "Fresh Food Fast" concept and the "Simply Great" coffee program.
09/30/2020

We All Adjust to Unprecedented Times

Industry leaders adapt with interactive virtual platforms.
08/25/2020

Sheetz Overtakes Speedway in C-store Digital Scorecard

Kwik Trip and 7-Eleven are also big winners in 2020 website and social media rankings.
08/05/2020

Couche-Tard Garners 2020 Convenience Store News Foodservice Innovator of the Year Award

Kwik Chek Food Stores, 7-Eleven, Kwik Trip and Enmarket also earn kudos.
07/22/2020

Poll: COVID-19 Pandemic Forces C-store Retailers to Significantly Scale Back Employee Travel

Eighty percent of respondents have not announced when restrictions will be lifted.
07/21/2020

Getting Better, But Not Nearly Normal

The pandemic accelerated trends already in play and quickened the adoption of new store-level technology.
06/18/2020

Global Pandemic “Wasn’t in the Plan,” Says Casey’s CEO After First Year at Helm

Darren Rebelez reflects on his first year and how the pandemic has influenced his go-forward vision and leadership for the Midwest c-store chain.