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.



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.

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

Judges applauded the retailer's craveable, innovative family meal deals.

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

The c-store operator launched a new dispensed beverage platform this spring.

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.

We All Adjust to Unprecedented Times

Industry leaders adapt with interactive virtual platforms.

Sheetz Overtakes Speedway in C-store Digital Scorecard

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

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.

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.

Getting Better, But Not Nearly Normal

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

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.