Spoiler Alert Blog | Food Waste

Where, when & how to leverage closeout resellers

Spoiler AlertSep 21, 2020

The spectrum of outlets that purchase surplus food inventory on the secondary market is vast and fragmented. As a result, it can be overwhelming for food brands to figure out who are the “right”...

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Topics: liquidation, unsold inventory, discount retail, food brand

5 factors influencing liquidation cadence

Spoiler AlertSep 4, 2020

Liquidation - or the act of selling inventory into the secondary market at a discounted price - is a common practice for managing excess and distressed inventory in the food & beverage industry....

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

Campbell Soup Company partners with Spoiler Alert

Spoiler AlertAug 24, 2020

The Campbell Soup Company and its portfolio of brands represent some of the most recognizable names in the food industry and staples in households across the country. While Campbell has 150 years...

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Topics: liquidation, discount retail, food brand, Customer Spotlights

Finding the right cadence for liquidation efforts

Spoiler AlertAug 20, 2020

We spend a lot of time with our customers evaluating the cadence of liquidation efforts, and we often get asked, “How often should my company run its liquidation process?” Perhaps unsurprisingly,...

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

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