Food Waste Blog | Spoiler Alert

To sell or donate? 4 scenarios when donation can make $ense

Nate ClarkNov 15, 2018

Diversification is a recommended best practice for managing financial risk. Similarly, leading food companies maximize value recovery from inventory mismanagement by maintaining a diverse network...

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3 common beliefs that prevent food businesses from leveraging closeout sales

Kim McKeeNov 8, 2018

Businesses with best-in-class shrink management programs know that a holistic, coordinated food waste diversion strategy drives more value than a piecemeal, one-off approach. At Spoiler Alert, we...

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Sizing up food waste reduction: 4 factors to consider

Nate ClarkAug 21, 2018

At Spoiler Alert, we spend a lot of time thinking about how food distribution businesses can create value through waste reduction, and the unique characteristics of each distribution center that...

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The 2018 U.S. Food Waste Summit: Our Reflections

Nate ClarkJul 17, 2018

In late June, over 350 professionals with a vested interest in solving the United States’ food waste problem gathered at the Harvard Law School for the U.S. Food Waste Summit, hosted by Harvard’s...

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The "S" word: What does it mean to you?

Nate ClarkJun 13, 2018

From June 4-7, Matt Greenstein, Spoiler Alert’s Director of Business Development, attended Sustainable Brands '18 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here he shares his thoughts on why the gathering...

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Three emerging technologies that help reduce on-farm food waste

Nate ClarkJun 5, 2018

When food industry stakeholders discuss where waste occurs from ‘farm to fork’, there tends to be a lot of focus on the ‘fork’ side of the equation. This is valid, as nearly 80% of food waste...

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3 takeaways from TPA's 2018 Supply Chain Conference

Nate ClarkMay 3, 2018

From April 15-17, Matt Greenstein, Spoiler Alert’s Director of Business Development, attended the Trading Partner Alliance’s 2018 Supply Chain Conference. He shares three key learnings from the...

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HelloFresh tackles food waste in the U.S.

Nate ClarkApr 17, 2018

HelloFresh is the world’s leading meal kit company, delivering more than a million meals a week in the U.S. alone.  By providing pre-portioned, fresh ingredients directly to consumers, the company...

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Three case studies on effective management of unsold food inventory

Nate ClarkMar 22, 2018

In a few months, Spoiler Alert will celebrate its three-year anniversary. When Emily, Ricky, and Marty first started the company, it was their shared interest in applying technology to a complex...

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How holistic management of unsold food inventory drives business value

Nate ClarkFeb 27, 2018

It is difficult to engage in a conversation around food these days without diving in to the topic of food waste. The statistics for the U.S. are staggering — $218 billion spent on growing,...

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