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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

Nate ClarkNov 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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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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