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Vercollone becomes CEO as retailer names new president to oversee day-to-day operations

DUXBURY, Mass. -- Leo Vercollone will assume the role of CEO at convenience-store retailer VERC Enterprises, which has promoted COO Jim Fitzgerald to president, a role Vercollone previously held. Fitzgerald is the first non-family member to hold that position in the history of the more than 40-year...

Blue lights in one location’s restroom are being tested to deter intravenous drug users

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. -- As opioid drug use has risen to epidemic proportions across the United States, retailer Sheetz Inc. is looking at ways to combat heroin use in its stores. The convenience-store chain is testing the effectiveness of blue lights in deterring heroin users from getting their fix...

Quicklee's truckstop

In this 19,000-square-foot facility, make it quick—or don't

AVON, N.Y. -- Founded in 1995 by Peter Bruckel, Quicklee’s has been slowly building its portfolio of 14 retail locations in the Rochester area of New York. This year, the company demolished its Avon, N.Y., store to make way for its first truckstop: Quicklee’s Travel Center, a 19,000-square-foot...

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