Food Waste Blog | Spoiler Alert

4 key value chain strategies for reducing unsaleables

Nate ClarkDec 8, 2017

Fifteen billion dollars. The estimated cost that food manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and grocery retailers spend each year on unsaleables, defined as product removed from the primary...

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3 solutions for capturing food waste data and when to use each

Nate ClarkNov 29, 2017

At Spoiler Alert, we’re firm believers in the value of data. We often talk about how a better understanding of data enables major food businesses to improve unsold inventory management, or how...

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4 urgency drivers for unsold inventory management

Nate ClarkNov 16, 2017

There is a common expression — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. When applied in business, the phrase can be used to justify maintaining the status quo and controlling new spending. Why invest in...

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6 food leaders step up to the plate for Hunger Action Month

Nate ClarkOct 17, 2017

Anyone engaged in the U.S. food space should be aware of the paradox that despite nicknames like the ‘land of plenty’, 42 million Americans experience hunger. Yet with the range of other issues...

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4 key internal stakeholders to engage in unsold inventory management

Nate ClarkAug 23, 2017

In our experience, four internal stakeholders play key roles when strategizing around unsold inventory management: Operations, Sustainability, Merchandising, and Finance. Before implementing an...

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Optimal times to re-energize sustainability initiatives

Nate ClarkAug 9, 2017

Cutting costs, managing supplier relationships, maximizing customer value - food business executives constantly juggle numerous priorities to keep their company afloat. In this environment, some...

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4 takeaways from the NYC Food Waste Fair

Nate ClarkAug 2, 2017

New York City is widely recognized for its size, rich history, diverse population, and perhaps soon - a strong commitment to food waste reduction. With a rapidly expanding residential organics...

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3 Food Waste Focused Videos to Jumpstart Your Day

Nate ClarkJul 26, 2017

Food waste is no stranger to the big screen. From the eye-opening 2014 documentary Just Eat It to the newly released WASTED! The Story of Food Waste by Anthony Bourdain and the Rockefeller...

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Industry Perspectives: 3 potential outcomes of the Amazon-Whole Foods merger

Nate ClarkJul 19, 2017

Last month, Amazon made waves after announcing that the company will acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. Fallout from the deal was instantly felt in the stocks of major grocery chains,...

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4 Tips from the Spoiler Alert Team for a Food Waste Free Summer

Nate ClarkJul 5, 2017

Team culture is something we care about strongly at Spoiler Alert. As a mission-driven company helping food businesses better manage unsold inventory, we are proud that our offerings support...

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