Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

3 KPIs to measure the success of a closeouts program

Spoiler AlertJun 29, 2020

For any company operating in the manufacturing space, collaboration between Supply Chain and Sales teams is critical for ensuring that production volumes remain in harmony with forecasted demand....

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, food brand

Our partnership with KeHE Distributors

Ricky AshenfelterApr 29, 2020

Today, we are delighted to announce the results of our partnership with KeHE Distributors, one of the largest and fastest-growing natural and organic grocery distributors in North America.

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, supply chain, discount retail, food brand, Customer Spotlights

The discount retail industry’s response to COVID-19

Spoiler AlertApr 27, 2020

Coronavirus has impacted the food supply chain in countless ways. At Spoiler Alert, we are especially attuned to supply and demand disruptions caused by this crisis for discount retailers that...

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Topics: unsold inventory, discount retail

Starter guide on climate change and the food industry

Spoiler AlertApr 22, 2020

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. With it comes a perennial focus on climate change, which is a theme of increasing concern for the food industry. Whether one agrees or disagrees...

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Topics: sustainability, unsold inventory, supply chain, food brand

From the Archives: Webinar clips on Zero Waste Goals and KPIs

Nate ClarkFeb 13, 2019

Last year, our team developed two short webinars to provide greater context around key concepts that inform how we operate as a business. These concepts — like our belief that holistic management...

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5 models for building a discounted sales program

Spoiler AlertJan 30, 2019

Any avid reader of our blog has likely noticed that we’ve dedicated a couple of our recent posts to the topic of discounted sales. That’s because, in conversations with industry-leading food...

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Topics: liquidation, discount retail, food brand

Closing the loop: Spoiler Alert volunteers with SSCAC

Spoiler AlertDec 26, 2018

A popular Spoiler Alert employee benefit is our quarterly volunteer outings with community partners. Over the years, this has included meal preparation at the Pine Street Inn; playing bingo with...

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Topics: donation, Customer Spotlights

Reflecting on 2018 in 280 characters or fewer: Part II

Nate ClarkDec 11, 2018

Last week, we used our Tweets to recap some of the most important food trends and industry news from the first half of 2018. Here, we continue our reflection with top headlines from July through...

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Reflecting on 2018 in 280 characters or fewer: Part I

Nate ClarkDec 4, 2018

“Automation”, “blockchain”, “food safety”, “freight costs”, “transparency” — these are just a few of the topics that created buzz in the food space throughout 2018. And in thinking about a fun...

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

Spoiler AlertNov 15, 2018

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

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Topics: liquidation, donation, food brand