Former NHCN editor adds “Emeritus” to title

Don Longo served multiple industries through a long career.
Don Longo

Don Longo, Convenience Store News editorial director—and former editor in chief of National Home Center News, the forerunner of HBSDealer—will step into the new role of Editorial Director Emeritus of Convenience Store News on June 30.

Longo joined Convenience Store News in 2006, after starting his career as a local news reporter, and then progressing through the ranks of business journalism as desk editor, managing editor, senior editor, executive editor and editor-in-chief.

Convenience Store News is a sister publication of HBSDealer. Both are brands of Chicago-based EnsembleIQ, a North American business intelligence company delivering insightful information and actionable connections.

Throughout his career, Longo has been a sought-after industry expert, called upon to deliver presentations to business groups throughout the U.S., Europe and South America, and appearing as a guest on Fox Business News and National Public Radio.

“Don has been a guiding force behind the success of Convenience Store News,” said Paula Lashinsky, Vice President and Brand Director, Convenience Store News. “As Editorial Director Emeritus, he will continue to leverage his vast industry knowledge and relationships to propel the brand forward, while Linda takes the helm of the editorial team – continuing their highly effective partnership. Melissa will work in tandem with Linda to oversee day-to-day operations and further build on successful efforts to deliver essential insights on emerging topics, such as store technologies and the latest product category trends.”

A 1999 editorial from Don Long of National Home Center News, the forerunner of HBSDealer.