The week of March 21st I had the opportunity to interview Don Longo, Editorial Director of Convenience Store News, CSNews for the Single Store Owner and Multicultural Retail 360. Our agency, Nativa, is proud to be a media sponsor for the Multicultural Retail 360 Summit for the third consecutive year. For the past three years Eric Diaz, Nativa’s co-founder and I have attended this summit to learn innovative multicultural marketing ideas and network with top leaders in the retail industry.
This Q&A with Don highlights why you should mark your calendars for the Summit this August.
Natasha (Nativa): Could you tell me a little bit about how the idea for Multicultural Retail 360 Summit came about?
Mr. Longo: We started this event 11 years ago but it was called “Hispanic Retail 360.” This was during the same time period that the US Census came out and shocked many Americans with the news that Hispanic population growth had caught up to and even surpassed that of the African American demographic. Many did not realize that the Hispanic population was projected to grow at a substantially higher rate than all other ethnic segments over the next …