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Educational Articles

 

The Below the Line Club Suppliers periodically write educational articles relevant to the petroleum distribution and convenience store industries.  Below are some of those articles.

When Did House Accounts Get Such a Bad Rap?

When Did House Accounts Get Such a Bad Rap?   Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot from our clients about house accounts. Many are processing their transactions manually either due to POS or price book restrictions or lack of a better process. Clients speak about...

Keeping Your Corporate Veil Strong

Keeping Your Corporate Veil Strong   Many of our clients in the fuel distribution business operate as part of a larger, integrated group of distinct businesses. For example, the overall group of companies may include a fuel distribution business, a retail gas and...

Combating Fraud at the Pump & the EMV Shift

Combating Fraud at the Pump & the EMV Shift   If you own or operate gas stations, chances are you know about skimmers – illegal card readers attached to payment terminals, like gas pumps, that grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without the...

What Do You See?

What Do You See?   As someone who is still relatively new to this industry, it’s interesting how fast I started to notice the basic design details of stores and what special offerings they may have. That being said, I can’t image how retail designers and those...

Managing the Migration – Step 2: Collecting Assets

Managing the Migration – Step 2: Collecting Assets       In the last article, we discussed the first step in implementing a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Now that you have your work orders in place and everyone is comfortable...

Addressing Effective Food Waste in Foodservice

Addressing Effective Food Waste in Foodservice   It’s lunch time and you’re wanting to stop for something quick. You pull up to your local convenience store and head to the roller bar. One hot dog is left. What goes through your mind? It’s probably stale, put out...

Use Insurance to Improve Your Bank Financing

Use Insurance to Improve Your Bank Financing   In the fuel world, it’s not uncommon to have a line of credit secured by receivables. While lines of credit can help with cash flow and allow you to take advantage of opportunities, they often have restrictions that...