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.



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.

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.